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Iran's covid-19 cases continue to increase as the country grapples with the virus.

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

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Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

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Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Middle East's biggest airline will set up a 'dedicated' facility to produce kosher meals for Jewish travellers.

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

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China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a million are held ...

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Iran 'moving towards third wave of Covid-19' says official

After a brief decline last month, coronavirus infections and deaths are now surging in Tehran, with the rest of the country likely to follow

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after ...

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The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

Israeli PM backs down after uproar over private plane

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Israeli PM backs down after uproar over private plane

Benjamin Netanyahu, indicted for corruption last year, has backtracked on plans to fly to Washington with his family on a private plane to ...

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Trump to announce Bahrain-Israel normalisation shortly: reports

Bahrain's crown prince is also reportedly preparing to travel to Washington DC on Monday.

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 ...

Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

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Trump hints at Saudi participation in UAE-Israel deal

While President Trump did not explicitly name the country, he suggested Saudi Arabia may eventually follow the UAE in normalising relations with ...

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

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Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Protests hit Pakistan after a police chief appeared to blame the victim for an alleged gang rape while she was driving with her children at ...

After months of delays, Afghan peace talks to open

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After months of delays, Afghan peace talks to open

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators will start on Saturday in Qatar.

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Abu Dhabi instructs all hotels to offer kosher meals

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism has 'advised' hotels on Tuesday to offer kosher food.

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Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

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EU to lift sanctions against Libya powerbroker

EU diplomats now recognise Aguila Saleh as a key powerbroker in the conflict, capable of bringing the together country's warring factions.

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Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

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Morocco extends health emergency amid rise in coronavirus cases

Morocco has extended a state of emergency until next month as the number of coronavirus cases rises sharply in the North African country

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Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

Dov Kotler, the head of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, says that he expects to make new deals with the UAE’s largest banks soon.

Israel allows settlement volunteers in despite coronavirus <em>travel</em> ban

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Israel allows settlement volunteers in despite coronavirus travel ban

Around 70 American Evangelicals are being allowed to fly into Israel despite a ban on most non-Israelis entering the country.

CEO of largest Israel bank heading delegation to UAE

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CEO of largest Israel bank heading delegation to UAE

The head of Israel's largest bank led a delegation to the UAE to focus on economic ties between the two countries.

Tunisian woman faces 176 years for using fake cheques

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Tunisian woman faces 176 years for using fake cheques

Her case has prompted questions over the fate of outgoing Prime Minister Elias Fakhfakh, who resigned last month after allegations of financial ...

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