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Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

A collision between two buses left at least twelve people dead on Sunday.

Lebanese army stops Hezbollah, Amal bikers from harassing protesters

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Lebanese army stops Hezbollah, Amal bikers from harassing protesters

Lebanese army soldiers have stopped motorcyclists carrying flags of the Hezbollah and Amal movements, who participate in the Lebanese government, from harassing protesters in downtown Beirut.

Palestinian firefighters help stop spread of Lebanon's wildfires

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Palestinian firefighters help stop spread of Lebanon's wildfires

Palestinian volunteer firefighters rushed to help put out raging wildfires across Lebanon.

Sudan generals detained in 'coup attempt' crackdown are released

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Sudan generals detained in 'coup attempt' crackdown are released

The military had accused the generals of plotting a coup to reinstate the rule of ousted President Omar al-Bashir.

Karim Safieddine

Palestinians resist Lebanon's suppressive labour measures

Palestinian refugees have been taking to the streets against a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on undocumented workers in the country as part of a campaign led by the labour ministry.

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Four dead, 20 wounded in Tripoli air raids

Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others.

Uri Levy

Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament comes to an end

UAE football club Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament has ended with a heroic performance against Real Madrid.

Uri Levy

UAE superclub Al-Ain shock at football's Club World Cup

The Emirati champions have been on a winning streak at the world's top club tournament, reports Uri Levy.

Algeria, sick with cholera

Leila Beratto

Algeria, sick with cholera

Comment: Authorities claim Algeria's cholera epidemic is under control, but widespread criticism of their handling of it is indicative of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria's cholera 'outbreak now confined to one area'

The Algerian health ministry has announced that the cholera outbreak is confined to the Blida area.

Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan ...

Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in attack

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Tunisia pays tribute to security forces killed in attack

Tunisia paid tribute to six members of its security forces killed in a militant attack as the country hoped for a surge in tourism.

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Tears and trophies: This week in Middle East football

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt facing population 'catastrophe'

With the country in economic, political and security turmoil, Egypt's high rate of population growth could see it heading for "catastrophe".

The New Arab

Algerian arrested for smashing 'haram' statue's breasts

Algerian police tried to stop the man, who was attempting to chisel off the statue’s breasts with a hammer, from continuing his damage.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

Plans for a new Egyptian capital were first announced in March 2015 and it has been touted as a solution to overcrowding, pollution and rising ...

Uri Levy

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the ...

Lebanon 'foils terror plot' that triggered Western travel warnings

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Lebanon 'foils terror plot' that triggered Western travel warnings

Lebanon’s armed forces have arrested Islamist militants who were planning attacks in the country after foreign embassies warned their citizens ...

Ahmad Haj Hamdo

Damascus' water-filters are causing, not stopping, a dysentery outbreak

Investigation: There has been a rise in dysentery cases in Damascus, as impoverished families turn to dubious water sources out of necessity.

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Blog: What impact will the Gulf blockade have on Qatar's World Cup? Rumours of demands made of FIFA, as well as usual transfer speculation, has ...

Football comes home to Basra as Iraq hosts Jordan

Uri Levy

Football comes home to Basra as Iraq hosts Jordan

For the first time since 2013, Iraqi football fans were able to witness their national team playing, and winning, on home soil.

Gaza's forgotten misery: Trapped between Israel and Egypt

Mohammed Arafat

Gaza's forgotten misery: Trapped between Israel and Egypt

As problems overwhelm Gaza, the closure of the Rafah crossing is overlooked writes Arafat

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