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Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests, while Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir is moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum

US Special Forces, accompanied by SDF soldiers, are searching for the chief of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq, a senior Iraqi military official revealed to The New Arab.

Saif Gaddafi should be a prisoner, not president

Guma El-Gamaty

Saif Gaddafi should be a prisoner, not president

Comment: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will first have to deal with the judicial obstacle of being already criminally indicted by a Libyan court, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Islamic State chief <em>Baghdadi</em> likely still alive: US general

The New Arab

Islamic State chief Baghdadi likely still alive: US general

A senior US general said the Islamic State's leader, Abubakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be alive and likely hiding ...

Truce in Libya? Haftar and Serraj agree to elections

Robert Cusack

Truce in Libya? Haftar and Serraj agree to elections

A leaked agreement from a meeting between Serraj and Haftar calls for elections in Libya by March 2018 and reaffirms both factions' commitment ...

The New Arab & agencies

Who are you calling soft? Zawahiri takes on Baghdadi

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri lashed out against his rival Islamic State group's Abubakr al-Baghdadi for his 'dishonest propaganda' saying his group were soft towards Shia.

The New Arab

Where's Baghdadi? IS leader flees Mosul as battle rages

As Iraqi and Kurdish forces close in on Mosul, rumours persist that the group's leader has run away from the battle leaving his foot soldiers ...

The New Arab & agencies

Duterte: Filipino rebels fighting to establish an 'Islamic caliphate'

The Philippines' controversial president gave a speech saying that armed militants the country's Muslim-majority south want to set up an ...

The New Arab

Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi 'will taste justice', threatens US

The Pentagon has issued a stern warning to the Islamic State group's leader, Abubakr al-Baghdadi.

The Yemen war and the UAE's charm offensive The Yemen war and the UAE's charm offensive

Paul McLoughlin

The Yemen war and the UAE's charm offensive

Analysis: This weekend, Emirati soldiers were welcomed home from missions in Yemen. But the campaign is being held up as the UAE's mission to ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Saudi woman accused of supporting IS faces trial

A court in Saudi Arabia is hearing the case of a Saudi woman who has been accused of openly supporting the Islamic State group.

Two Yemeni weddings, two deadly airstrikes

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Two Yemeni weddings, two deadly airstrikes

Comment: Two airstrikes on Yemeni weddings in less than two years highlight the disregard shown to the lives of Yemeni civilians, writes ...

Just what refugees need: Banksy and Zuckerberg

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Just what refugees need: Banksy and Zuckerberg

Blog: Graffiti artist Banksy and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have made proposals over the past few days attempting to help refugees.

Mecca crane disaster puts Binladin Group in the spotlight

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Mecca crane disaster puts Binladin Group in the spotlight

Long-time favourites of the Saudi royals, the Binladin Group faces its biggest challenge since the global notoriety of its association with the ...

UAE mourns losses in Yemen

Abubakr al-Shamahi

UAE mourns losses in Yemen

The death of 53 Emirati soldiers this month in the Yemen war, the heaviest since the formation of the UAE in 1971, has deeply affected the Gulf ...

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Yemen war: Arab countries mass ground troops

Arab nations are massing ground forces as they escalate their battle against Houthis in Yemen's north, and in rebel-held Sanaa.

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Syrian activists call for no-fly zone

Planet Syria, a coalition of opposition activists, are working to convince British MPs to back a no-fly zone in Syria.

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Houthis confuse Yemeni YouTube comedy group for terror cell

Blog: The Rwabiit media production company saw its offices raided, and its equipment paraded as part of a fanciful uncovering of a 'terror cell' ...

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Singer Bob Geldof offers homes to refugees

Irish musician and humanitarian activist has said that his doors are open to refugees who need shelter.

Airstrikes in Yemen leave at least 11 Houthis dead

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Airstrikes in Yemen leave at least 11 Houthis dead

The Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeted Houthi positions in Marib province.

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Arms cache find in Kuwait raises Shia militancy fears

The discovery of a huge arms dump near the Iraqi border, reportedly hidden by a Hizballah cell, followed the arrest of three men.

Storm clouds gather over Tel Aviv Sur Seine

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Storm clouds gather over Tel Aviv Sur Seine

Paris council sparks row with 'Tel Aviv on the Seine' event, which celebrates Israeli city with a temporary beach. Some say it ignores ...

Saudi newborn missing from hospital for 25 years

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Saudi newborn missing from hospital for 25 years

Parents Mazi and Ateeqa al-Jahdali continue to look for their son, who disappeared from a Mecca hospital 25 years ago.

Four arrested after Bahrain migrant 'slap video' goes viral

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Four arrested after Bahrain migrant 'slap video' goes viral

A video showing a man slapping an Asian migrant worker in Bahrain and has drawn attention to circumstances facing Asian expatriates in the ...

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