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The Iraqi foreign minister has requested the UN monitor upcoming elections.

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and bystanders while drunk in Damascus.

Egypt arrests cartoonist for marking January 25th Revolution anniversary

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Egypt arrests cartoonist for marking January 25th Revolution anniversary

Egyptian authorities arrested a cartoonist for posting a video that marked the tenth anniversary of the January 25th pro-democracy uprising.

With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

Florence Massena

With new US administration, the Khashoggi case could resurface

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the Saudi ...

Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

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Oman to see fastest economic growth in MENA region

Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Someone is trying to sue Twitter for suspending Trump

Erik Estavillo is trying to take his frustration over Twitter's decision to 'ban' Trump from its platform to court.

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

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Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

The literary magazine has announced the winner of a translation prize as a Harvard lecturer.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

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Biden urged to renounce sole control of nuclear weapons

A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation's nuclear ...

Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

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Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over Joe Biden's Electoral College ...

Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

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Top US executives demand Congress certify Biden victory

An array of prominent US business executives called for Congress to certify Joe Biden as the new US president, writing that it is time ...

Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

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Jordan journalist detained over Covid story released on bail

Jordan jailed Jamal Haddad last week with calls for the journalist's release.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in ...

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Jordan arrests journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

Jordanian authorities arrested a journalist for publishing an article claiming that officials had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying he had “endangered public security”.

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Morocco signs 'normalisation' agreement with Israel

A normalisation agreement between Israel and Morocco was signed in the presence of the king as well as an Israeli delegation headed by Donald ...

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Kushner lands in Rabat on first Israel-Morocco direct flight

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner landed in Rabat on Tuesday on the first first direct commercial flight between Israel and ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

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Iran rejects IAEA call for new nuclear agreement

Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA has rejected the need for a new nuclear deal and admonished the agency for exceeding its remit.

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian ...

GCC summit 'moved to Riyadh'

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GCC summit 'moved to Riyadh'

An unnamed official from Kuwait's Foreign Ministry told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the annual summit could take place in Riyadh on January 5.

Rita Ora flouts Covid-19 lockdown rules for Cairo gig

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Rita Ora flouts Covid-19 lockdown rules for Cairo gig

The 30-year-old singer flew by private jet to Cairo on November 21 to perform at an event, where Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi was ...

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