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A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Tributes have poured in for 'dedicated comrade' Abd al-Karim Abbas, who was found dead near a beach in Lebanon two days after going missing

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa <em>Al</em> Aswany

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The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

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Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

Saudi Arabia has suffered from low oil prices and the coronavirus epidemic.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

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Bahraini soldier killed in Yemen as Al-Bayda battles resume

Bahrain's army announced that one of their soldiers was killed in Yemen while participating in the Saudi-led coalition.

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Sudan 'repels Ethiopian cross-border attack' amid Nile tensions

Major General Nasr al-Deen Abd al-Qayyum, governor of Sudan's eastern Gadaref province, said Sudanese armed forces ...

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Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

Saudi Arabia has proposed to re-implement a power-sharing deal between Yemen's government and the southern separatists.

Darfur war crimes fugitive in ICC custody

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Darfur war crimes fugitive in ICC custody

Ali Kushayb, also known as Ali Muhammad Ali AbdAl-Rahman, is wanted on 50 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity ...

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Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Tunisia's Health Minister distributes coronavirus masks

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Tunisia's Health Minister distributes coronavirus masks

Tunisia's Health Minister Abd al-Latif al-Makki and his team distribute masks in the capital to raise awareness about ...

Iraq's Mustafa <em>al</em>-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

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Iraq launches 'Desert Lions' offensive against IS sleeper cells

Iraqi security forces are engaged in a new military operation against sleeper cells belonging to the Islamic State militant group, ...

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Iraqi paramilitaries killed as IS launch multiple overnight attacks

IS operatives attacked several paramilitary posts across Iraq on Sunday resulting in several casualties, as rural tribespeople complain of daily assaults by the militants during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

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Muslims create 'mini mosques' to beat Ramadan lockdown blues

With mosques shuttered due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 'Mini Mosque' campaign encourages families to create the spirit of Ramadan in their ...

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'Hamas squad' in occupied West Bank arrested by Israel

Israel has arrested three Palestinians who are associated with Hamas and tried to plot bomb attacks on Israeli targets.

Saudi executes alleged <em>Al</em>-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

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Saudi executes alleged Al-Qaeda operative who attacked festival

Saudi authorities have said Imad Abd al-Qawi al-Mansouri carried out the on-stage knife attack on the orders of an ...

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Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Saudi Arabia's marked its 800th execution under King Salman last week, nearly double the number carried out in the five years prior to the ...

Yemen official slams 'Houthi shelling' hours before coronavirus ceasefire

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Yemen official slams 'Houthi shelling' hours before coronavirus ceasefire

Houthi rebels indifferent to coronavirus risks, Yemen's information minister has said, after the rebels broke a ceasefire.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Moroccans face jail time if they are caught in public without face masks, Saudi Arabia imposes a 24-hour virus lockdown in five cities, while in ...

Saudi health official suggests coronavirus will impact Ramadan, Eid

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Saudi health official suggests coronavirus will impact Ramadan, Eid

A Saudi health ministry spokesman appeared to suggest the country's COVID-19 outbreak could last beyond Ramadan and Eid-Al-Fitr.

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