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President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Mohamed Mahmoud Al Khaja has been sworn in on Sunday as the first UAE's ambassador to Israel, five months after a controversial normalisation deal.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

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Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Ayman Agabani

For Lebanon's displaced Syrians, hope is a powerful thing

Comment: Ayman Agabani finds that even the smallest of gestures can bring hope to Syrian refugees enduring a cold, hard winter in ...

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai halts live entertainment amid surge in virus cases

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their ...

The New Arab Staff

Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

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Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

Plans to relocate the migrants have been held up after official disagreements and protests from locals.

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Europe-Iran forum postponed after outcry over execution

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Europe-Iran forum postponed after outcry over execution

The three-day Europe-Iran Business Forum had been due to kick off with keynote remarks by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU ...

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

Iran surpasses one million Covid-19 cases

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Iran surpasses one million Covid-19 cases

Iran's coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, as the country struggles under the weight of the pandemic and a vaccine appears to be in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK first nation to roll out Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla said the UK certification was a "historic moment in the fight against Covid-19".

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

Refugees forced to leave homes at short notice will have to return to neighbourhoods destroyed during the Iraqi military offensive against the ...

Biden joined by Obama as Trump targets Pennsylvania

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Biden joined by Obama as Trump targets Pennsylvania

For the first time since the start of the campaign, Joe Biden will be joined on stage by former President Barack Obama.

Trump casts early ballot in presidential election

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Trump casts early ballot in presidential election

President Donald Trump has officially became one of nearly 55 million Americans to cast early ballots in a year when the coronavirus has made ...

Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

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Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

Foreign policy issues took a backseat as US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden sparred for the final time on Thursday.

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