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Bahrain has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech corovavirus vaccine.

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

Donors say Beirut's recovery will cost $2.5 billion

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Donors say Beirut's recovery will cost $2.5 billion

International donors outlined a $2.5 billion response plan to the devastating port blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

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The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine ...

Trump policies 'allowed Iran to increase nuclear material': Biden

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Trump policies 'allowed Iran to increase nuclear material': Biden

President-elect Joe Biden has signalled he will return the US to a nuclear accord with Iran.

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ACLU demands records on Muslim prayer app data gathering

The advocacy group submitted a Freedom of Information act (Foia) request on Thursday alongside CUNY Law School’s Clear clinic.

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Yemen 'one step away from famine', UN warns

Thousands are already facing a 'catastrophic, famine-like situation' in Yemen.

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves ...

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Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's Hodeida

There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of Hodeida.

Blocked news sites in Algeria accessible again

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Blocked news sites in Algeria accessible again

Only the Casbah Tribune, founded in 2017 by jailed journalist Khaled Drareni, remained inaccessible without a VPN.

Emran Feroz

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, writes ...

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

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Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

UK finally extends visa for Egyptian NHS doctor

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UK finally extends visa for Egyptian NHS doctor

Dr Basem Enany and his family feared they would be forced to leave the United Kingdom when the doctor's work visa expired in December.

UK minister urges action over Lebanon food insecurity

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UK minister urges action over Lebanon food insecurity

The Foreign Office minister for the Middle East has called on Lebanese officials to implement reforms in order to avoid a disaster.

Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

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Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

Iran is hoping that a new US leadership could pave the way for a lifting of crippling sanctions.

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Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

Israel will open its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, before the end of the year, sources in Tel Aviv's foreign ministry said.

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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 ...

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France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

At least 18 of the mosques due for inspection are subject to 'immediate actions', according to reports.

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OPEC+ seeks compromise on output cut extension

Producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, disagree on whether to extend oil production cuts into next year.

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to Tigray

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UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to Tigray

The deal between the UN and Ethiopia follows heavy fighting and thousands of refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

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Israel sends Palestinians over $1 billion it owes: minister

The transfers of Palestinian taxes, collected by Israel, represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the Palestinian Authorities' projected tax ...

Israel gets new missile boat as Iran tensions surge

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Israel gets new missile boat as Iran tensions surge

A top naval officer said the purchase "dramatically" improves the country's ability to counter regional rivals like Iran.

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