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Drought in Jordan is continuing to affect the crops and livelihoods of farmers, who are hoping for rain.

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

Fugitive brother of Lebanese singer surrenders to army

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Fugitive brother of Lebanese singer surrenders to army

Fadi Shaker, whose real name is Fadi Shamandar, handed himself to the Lebanese army.

Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

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Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

A new poll gives Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi a lead in the polls, amid speculation that the election could be delayed due to Israeli ...

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

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Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with many challenges.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

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Israeli forces arrest nine Palestinians in West Bank raids

Palestinians were detained across the West Bank in raids by occupying Israeli forces.

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Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly ...

Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

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Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

Jordan's deputy PM says that Saturday's attempted coup is 'contained' but discontent is growing over censorship and allegations against Prince ...

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Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

Kuwait's Covid-19 frontliners to share $1.99 billion bonus

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Kuwait's Covid-19 frontliners to share $1.99 billion bonus

The draft law will now to go Kuwait's emir for approval.

<em>Al</em>-Shabaab wants attacks on US, French interests in Djibouti

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Al-Shabaab wants attacks on US, French interests in Djibouti

Leader of jihadist group Al-Shabaab Abou Obaida Ahmad Omar has called for "attacks" against French and American interests in ...

Muslims mourn and raise money for Colorado shooting victims

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Muslims mourn and raise money for Colorado shooting victims

The Islamic Center of Boulder has launched a national fund-raising initiative to help the victims’ families under the slogan 'Muslims unite for ...

Colorado shooting suspect makes his 1st court appearance

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Colorado shooting suspect makes his 1st court appearance

The court appearance marked the first time that the suspected shooter has appeared in public since he was arrested Monday inside the King ...

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti MP proposes constitutional changes to implement Sharia law

Kuwaiti MP Saleh Al-Mutairi submitted a proposal to create an amendment to the constitution to uphold Sharia law in the country.

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Kuwait government drops threat to prosecute lawmakers

The move comes amid a months-long standoff between Kuwait's publicly-elected MPs and its appointed prime minister.

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Eastern Libya forces say arrested top Islamic State figure

Forces loyal to Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday the arrest of a top Islamic State group figure in the south of the ...

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Survey reveals harrowing impact of war on young Syrians

A harrowing report offers an urgent insight into the struggles

Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

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Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but ...

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

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Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over his ...

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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