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Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

Saudi shut its side of Qatar's only land border in June 2017 as part of a package of sanctions on Doha.

Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

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Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

Three coaches in Egypt were arrested for refusing a request from an advisor to the Court of Appeal to move his son from reserve to the first team.

Israeli woman desecrates grave of IDF soldier

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Israeli woman desecrates grave of IDF soldier

Amit Ben Ygal, who served in the elite Golan Bridage of the Israeli army, died after being struck by a rock during a raid on a Palestinian ...

Three Palestinians shot by Israeli forces in <em>Abu</em> Dis

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Three Palestinians shot by Israeli forces in Abu Dis

Israeli police shot three Palestinians in the occupied east Jerusalem, reports confirmed on Saturday.

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home in the Syrian town of Ariha.

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Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over satire videos

Shady Abu Zaid has been sentenced to a further 45 days, after spending over 500 days in pre-trial detention over spurious ...

Joe Lo

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

According to an archived document, the UK and UAE governments tried to deport the editor of a London-based Arab newspaper for a "scandalous" ...

Mohamad Elmasry

Mohamed Morsi didn't 'die' - he was killed

Comment: Morsi will be remembered, tragically, for the message that was delivered by Arab despots after his electoral victory - that democracy ...

Israeli soldiers shoot students protesting killing of Palestinians

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Israeli soldiers shoot students protesting killing of Palestinians

Israeli soldiers fired bullets and tear gas at Palestinian students from Birzeit University who were protesting the killing of three ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel opens 'apartheid road' near Jerusalem separating Palestinians, Israelis

The settler-only segregated highway near Jerusalem has been dubbed 'apartheid road' by Palestinians.

Syrian Kurdish militants capture 'foreign fighters', including Americans

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Syrian Kurdish militants capture 'foreign fighters', including Americans

Five suspected foreign fighters have been captured by the Kurdish-led SDF in Syria.

Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

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Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

Libyan authorities are set to release several Gaddafi-era senior officials over "medical concerns", the country's director of the attorney ...

Egyptian 2011 uprising leader arrested for insulting Sisi

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Egyptian 2011 uprising leader arrested for insulting Sisi

Shady el-Ghazaly Harb was a leading figure in the youth movement protests that in 2011 toppled longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

Wanted: Saudi Arabia slaps bounties on Houthi leaders

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Wanted: Saudi Arabia slaps bounties on Houthi leaders

Saudi authorities released a list of forty names wanted in connection with alleged involvement in terror activities with Yemen's Houthi rebel ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition slam Russian-sponsored 'safe zone' deal

Syrian opposition members slammed a Russian agreement to establish safe zones in Syria due to the involvement of Iran in the peace deal.

The New Arab

Iran blocks Aleppo evacuation deal to add 'new conditions'

Iran has blocked a Russian-Turkish deal in Aleppo to evacuate injured civilians because it wants to add "new conditions" to the agreement.

The New Arab & agencies

Human Rights Watch: Palestinian authorities abuse media, activists

Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Fighting for justice: Ali's legacy and the Arab Spring

Comment: Ali’s commitment to social justice had much in common with the values driving the Arab Spring. His legacy should serve as an ...

PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist

The New Arab

PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist

Tareq Abu Zaid, a reporter from al-Aqsa TV, remains locked up by the Palestinian Authority.

The New Arab

Dozens of migrants shot dead in central Libya

Thirty migrants, including 12 Egyptians, were shot dead in a central Libyan town on Wednesday following clashes with smugglers.

Egypt turns up heat on Sudan to release students

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Egypt turns up heat on Sudan to release students

Egypt's immigration minister Nabila Makram is visiting Khartoum to negotiate the release of Egyptian students detained over leaked high school ...

Egypt 'grooming Mubarak's foreign minister' to lead Arab League

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Egypt 'grooming Mubarak's foreign minister' to lead Arab League

Sources in Cairo told The New Arab the Sisi regime will nominate Mubarak's foreign minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit to lead the Arab League after the ...

Egyptian actor suspended for distributing condom balloons to police

Nada Ramadan

Egyptian actor suspended for distributing condom balloons to police

An Egyptian actor and a satire show reporter have sparked public outrage after a video of them handing out condom balloons to police forces in ...

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