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Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

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Kabul US Embassy warns of extremist attacks against women

The US warning comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end to decades of war.

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

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Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas ...

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

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Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into a weapon ...

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PSG chief Al-Khelaifi and ex-FIFA official Valcke trial starts

The trial of Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke began on Monday.

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

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FIFA sends condolences to Iraq for footballer Nazem Shaker

Nazem Shaker was announced dead earlier this week after contracting the novel coronavirus.

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Emirati businessmen to invest in racist Israeli football club

Emirati businessmen are intending to invest in racist Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem, following a normalisation of ties between the two ...

Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad ...

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Iranian wrestler faces execution, prompting international sports defence

The case of Navid Afkari has drawn international interest, with world sports organisations jumping to his defence and critics claiming ...

'Blood paint' smeared on path of Israel team bus

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'Blood paint' smeared on path of Israel team bus

The protest act came ahead of an evening pro-Palestine demonstration, organised in response to calls to boycott the nations league match between ...

Iranian women speak out after alleged rapist arrest

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Iranian women speak out after alleged rapist arrest

Iran's VP has called on the judiciary to"forcefully confront" rapists after an online campaign sparked a wave of women to come forward and share ...

UAE <em>sports</em> correspondent detained after airing 'fake coronavirus story'

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UAE sports correspondent detained after airing 'fake coronavirus story'

The two people claimed that five people from one family died from the disease.

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

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'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

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Four footballers from Syria's national team contract coronavirus

The coronavirus has hit Syria's national football team.

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

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Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

After being closed for four months, salons in Qatar have finally re-opened just in time for Eid al-Adha.

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Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The controversial £300 million buy-out bid had been the subject of intense speculation since its announcement in 2019.

Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

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Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

Lebanon reimposed Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks as the country experiences a surge in cases.

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World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

'Egyptian king' Mo Salah lifts trophy in national flag

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'Egyptian king' Mo Salah lifts trophy in national flag

Wednesday's win for Liverpool was also a moment of pride for Egyptians around the world.

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, writes ...

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

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Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

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