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Twitter adds ‘Arabic (feminine)’ language option in diversity drive
Middle East

Twitter adds ‘Arabic (feminine)’ language option in diversity drive

Twitter on Tuesday introduced an “Arabic (feminine)” language setting enabling the social media site to speak to users using feminine grammar,…
Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march
Middle East

Israel braces for unrest from right-wing Jerusalem march

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israeli ultranationalists gathered Tuesday near Jerusalem’s Old City ahead of a contentious march that threatened…
Sisi dispatches letter to emir of Qatar
Egypt

Sisi dispatches letter to emir of Qatar

In another step toward repairing Egyptian-Qatari relations, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sent a letter to the Emir of Qatar,…
With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds
Middle East

With surge in virus, Oman faces shortage of hospital beds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging in the Gulf Arab state of Oman, where health officials…
Erdogan’s summit with Biden clouded by bitter disputes
Middle East

Erdogan’s summit with Biden clouded by bitter disputes

No stranger to rocky relations with Washington, President Tayyip Erdogan holds his first meeting with President Joe Biden next week…
Algeria’s election — a nation between hope and repression
Middle East

Algeria’s election — a nation between hope and repression

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune called the election following the dissolution of the National People’s Assembly (APN) in an attempt to take the wind…
US says Yemen’s Huthis bear “major responsibility” in conflict
Middle East

US says Yemen’s Huthis bear “major responsibility” in conflict

The United States on Friday blamed Iran-aligned Huthis for the failure of a ceasefire to take hold in Yemen on…
Decision to remove candidates from Iran election to be reviewed
Middle East

Decision to remove candidates from Iran election to be reviewed

Iran’s Guardian Council said on Friday that the vetting body will soon announce a review of candidates barred from this…
Thousands join Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem
Middle East

Thousands join Pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people marched through Jerusalem on Thursday in the annual Pride parade, celebrating LGBTQ rights in…
Watchdog: Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times
Middle East

Watchdog: Syria has likely used chemical weapons 17 times

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the international chemical weapons watchdog told the UN Security Council that its experts…
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