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Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

The earthquake's magnitude was registered between 6.6 and 7.0.

Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

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Tunisia imposes tough new Covid-19 restrictions

Tunisia is imposing a nationwide curfew in new coronavirus restrictions.

Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing <em>of</em> Black man

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Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

A Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues was killed by police in Philadelphia, sparking protests in the US city days ...

Egypt starts voting in first stage <em>of</em> parliament elections

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Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Polling stations opened in Egypt for parliamentary elections in which there was little doubt of a sweeping victory for supporters ...

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Two Muslim women stabbed in suspected Paris hate crime

Two veiled French-Algerian women were stabbed in Paris after reportedly being insulted amid tensions over the beheading of a schoolteacher last week.

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Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed ...

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Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

Syria has already been ravaged by an outbreak of Covid-19.

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of ...

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Iran nuclear chief tests positive for Covid-19

Iran's Nuclear chief is along thousands of people to contract covid-19 in the last month.

Iran's hospitals turn away non-<em>emergency</em> patients

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Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

Covid-19 patients have filled Iran's hospitals, meaning non-emergency treatment will now be halted as the country tries to tackle its ...

Sudan peace will cost $7.5 billion: finance minister

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Sudan peace will cost $7.5 billion: finance minister

A peace deal between Sudan's government and rebels comes with a hefty price tag.

Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

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Israel extends ban on gatherings, protests

Government ministers approved the measure until October 13 by a telephone vote.

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

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Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, ...

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Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related state of emergency.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Could the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict spark a proxy war?

Analysis: As war returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, there are fears that Armenian-Azeri fighting could draw in regional powers.

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding ...

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Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader ...

Israelis protest Netanyahu despite <em>emergency</em> regulations

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Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of ...

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Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus <em>emergency</em>'

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Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus emergency'

Israel passed a law restricting demonstrations under a coronavirus-related state of emergency, a move that is viewed ...

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