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The last ‘Arab Spring’ democracy is dangling by a thread

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A version of this story first appeared in CNN's Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region's biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE Once regarded as the sole democracy...

Haley says Biden efforts to revive Iran deal ‘slap in the face’ to Israel, Arab allies

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Haley, in a statement to Fox News Digital, highlighted the revelation from the White House on Monday that it believes Iran is providing "hundreds" of unmanned aerial vehicles -- including weapons-capable drones -- to...

NBA to stage games in United Arab Emirates, where homosexuality punishable by death

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In fact, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable by death. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo gets past Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum during the first half of ...

Why Arabs and Arab Americans feel being counted as White in the US doesn’t reflect their reality

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Washington A version of this story appeared in CNN's Race Deconstructed newsletter. To get it in your inbox every week, sign up for free here. "You ask 10 different people what it means to be Arab, and you could get ...

Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab tennis player — male or female — to break into the top 10 in singles

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Ons Jabeur of Tunisia already was a trail blazer in her own right when she became the first Arab woman to win a WTA Tour title and advance to the quarterfinals in a grand slam event. Now, she'll be the first Arab pl...

Tunisia’s president appoints woman as prime minister in first for Arab world

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Tunisian President Kais Saied has appointed Najla Bouden Romdhan as the first female prime minister in Tunisia and the Arab world, two months after he sacked the previous government and seized wide-ranging executive...

New Netflix series ‘Grendel’ first to use Muslim Arab man as lead in a comic book adaptation

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Abubakr Ali was 10 years old when two hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks took place a year after Ali moved to the United States from ...

Ons Jabeur becomes first Arab woman to win a WTA title

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Tunisia's Ons Jabeur made history on Sunday when she became the first Arab woman to win a WTA title, beating Russian Daria Kasatkina in the final of the grasscourt event in Birmingham. Jabeur, a trailblazer for North...

In Israel, Jewish man’s kidney donated to grateful Arab woman after his lynching

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Yigal Yehoshua was lynched. He was 56 years old with a wife and two children. He was one of six brothers in a close-knit family. An Arab mob set upon him as he drove to his home in Lod, one of Israel's mixed cities w...

Jared Kushner launches group to promote relations between Arab states and Israel

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The "Abraham Accords Institute for Peace" will focus on bolstering relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Bahrain and Sudan. Kushner, who is married to Ivanka Trump, had a heavy hand in draft...

The United Arab Emirates has announced its first female astronaut

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A woman has made history in the United Arab Emirates as the country's first female astronaut. Noura Al-Matrooshi is one of two new astronauts in the UAE's Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) Space Centre astronaut program, UA...

April is Arab American Heritage Month, the US Department of State declares

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The culture of Arab Americans will be honored this month, with the designation by the state department of April as Arab American Heritage Month, reflecting that the group's contributions to the US "are as old as Ame...

The whitewashing of Arab Americans impacted by Covid-19 is a catastrophic public health issue, experts say

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Dr. Raed Al-Naser was on the front lines at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego when patients first started coming in with symptoms of Covid-19. "The hospital was packed and the ICU was at full capacity," the ICU ...

New Jersey attorney general is investigating claims that police officers repeatedly punched an Arab teen without provocation

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The New Jersey Attorney General's Office is investigating after video footage shows multiple police officers assaulting a Muslim Arab American teenager. Osamah Alsaidi, 19 at the time, was assaulted and arrested by ...

NASCAR’s first Arab American female driver to make her debut at Daytona International Speedway

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Toni Breidinger says that when she sat behind the wheel of a go-kart at age 9, she knew she would become a race car driver. Twelve years later, Breidinger has become the first Arab American female driver to particip...

Arab countries agree to end years-long feud with Qatar that divided Gulf

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Gulf Arab countries signed an agreement aimed at resolving a long-running dispute with Qatar on Tuesday, in a public reconciliation between Doha and its neighbors that paves the way for the end of an embargo on the ...

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