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Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Reports suggest Arsenal's midfielder Mesut Ozil is in negotiations for a three-year contract with a Turkish club.

Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

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Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

An array of prominent US business executives called for Congress to certify Joe Biden as the new US president, writing that it is time "to move forward."

Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

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Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

Egyptian bodybuilder crowned Mr Olympia 2020

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Egyptian bodybuilder crowned Mr Olympia 2020

Mamdouh 'Big Ramy' Elssbiay was crowned Mr Olmypia, winning a $400,000 cheque and becoming the second Arab in history to be recognised as the ...

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Women's 2021 tennis starts next year in Abu Dhabi

The women's tennis kicks off next year in Abu Dhabi.

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Hamilton says Bahrain letter from prisoner's son 'hit home'

F1 champion Lewis Hamilton said he was moved by a letter from a man on death row in Bahrain and vowed he won't let rights violations 'go ...

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Israeli football fans clash over UAE investment

The UAE's investment in Israeli football team Beitar Jerusalem led to divisions among the team's notoriously anti-Arab fanbase.

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Barcelona's Griezmann cuts Huawei links over Uighurs surveillance claims

The World-Cup winning footballer took to Instagram to announce he was "immediately ending" his partnership with the company.

Israel-based channel and UAE broadcaster ink partnership

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Israel-based channel and UAE broadcaster ink partnership

i24NEWS and Abu Dhabi Media signed a memorandum of understanding that allows for shared reporting and archival content.

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Iran ex-VP says she will appeal jail sentence

A former vice-president to Iran's Hassan Rouhani says she had been accused of handing classified information to foreign parties.

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

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Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, writes ...

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

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Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

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'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic ...

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the catastrophic mishandling of the pandemic, argues Malia Bouattia

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

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Bankrupt Syria builds museum for Bashar Al-Assad's deceased brother

A huge museum to Basel Al-Assad, the Syrian ruler's brother who died in 1994.

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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

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Austria's Muslims wary of backlash after attack

One NGO, which documents anti-Muslim harassments and racism, has reported a an increase in incidents in the wake of the Vienna attack.

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Lebanon to demolish blast-hit silos over safety fears

Lebanon will demolish grain silos at Beirut port that were severely damaged during the blast.

UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

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UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

Gunmen kill 'wanted' Yemeni Houthi minister

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Gunmen kill 'wanted' Yemeni Houthi minister

Hassan Zaid, minister for youth and sports in the Houthi administration, was killed in the capital Sanaa, official said on Tuesday.

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