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

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

Italian firefighters take samples near Beirut port

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Italian firefighters take samples near Beirut port

Rescuers from across the world flooded to Beirut to help efforts to find missing people.

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

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Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

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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.

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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.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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Qatar reports first coronavirus death among World Cup workers

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

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Qatar unveils 3rd World Cup venue, flags virus precautions

The 40,000-capacity Education City stadium is the third venue to be completed after the redevelopment of Khalifa International in 2017 ...

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

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Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

Mo Salah's Liverpool 'take the knee' for George Floyd

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Mo Salah's Liverpool 'take the knee' for George Floyd

English Premier League teams are making displays of solidarity following the death of American George Floyd in US police custody.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt orders covering face in public, Iran reopens mosques across the country, Turkey to resume national flights and other stories in today's ...

UEFA mulls moving Champions League final away from Istanbul

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UEFA mulls moving Champions League final away from Istanbul

UEFA aims to complete its top club competition in August following scheduling chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Violet Organization: The Syrian NGO battling coronavirus in Idlib

Danya Hajjaji

Violet Organization: The Syrian NGO battling coronavirus in Idlib

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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'Hamas squad' in occupied West Bank arrested by Israel

Israel has arrested three Palestinians who are associated with Hamas and tried to plot bomb attacks on Israeli targets.

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

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Omani football fans chant 'corona, corona'

Omani football fans have ignored government warning and held celebrations outside a crowd.

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More virus cases linked to UAE Tour cycling

Six people linked to thr recently-cancelled UAE tour have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.

Trump delivers gaffe-ridden greetings to 100,000 at Modi meeting

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Trump delivers gaffe-ridden greetings to 100,000 at Modi meeting

US President Donald Trump's carnival-like welcome to Modi's India will likely prioritise pageantry over policy.

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

In-depth: Trump's visit to India is billed as historic, but it's likely more about optics and theatre for domestic consumption rather than grand ...

Egypt union bans popular 'electro-shaabi' music over lewd lyrics

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Egypt union bans popular 'electro-shaabi' music over lewd lyrics

Egypt's union of musicians has threatened legal action against venues that host performers of a popular music genre deemed too racy by ...

Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

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Suspect Emirati finances land Manchester City with unprecedented ban

The Abu Dhabi-funded English football super-club is facing severe sanctions for allegedly inflating its sponsorship income, allowing it to ...

Shakira embraces celebratory 'zaghrouta' in iconic Super Bowl performance

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Shakira embraces celebratory 'zaghrouta' in iconic Super Bowl performance

Shakira broke the internet after she let out a zaghrouta during her performance at the Superbowl.

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