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The country's prime minister celebrates a narrow victory in state elections, as his hold on power wavers.

The outcome of the Sabah state elections, in which 1.1 million people are eligible to vote for 73 assembly seats, will be a key test of Muhyiddin's popularity.

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

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Malaysia's Mahathir urges parliament vote to defy Muhyiddin appointment

Muhyiddin took the oath of office following the collapse of the former ruling coalition, but Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday urged parliament to defy his appointment.

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Malaysia's king appoints Muhyiddin Yassin PM amid political crisis

Mahathir Mohamad's bid to retain his post as Malaysian prime minister has failed following a decision from the country's king.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

Analysts suggest that the Malaysian PM may not be gone for good, and that the resignation is a political move to create a new majority.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Is the deadly conflict ending?

This week we focus on increased efforts for dialogue to end the brutal conflict.

Malaysia wants to protect men from 'rape by seduction'

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Malaysia wants to protect men from 'rape by seduction'

A Malaysian senator landed himself in hot water after proposing an anti-harassment law to 'protect' men from female seduction.

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Goldman Sachs could face hefty penalties over Malaysia scandal

Banking firm Goldman Sachs has acknowledged that it could be hit with severe penalties over bribes allegedly made by former senior officials.

Malaysia 'PM-in-waiting' <em>Anwar</em> <em>Ibrahim</em> wins crucial by-election

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Malaysia 'PM-in-waiting' Anwar Ibrahim wins crucial by-election

Veteran politician Anwar Ibrahim has edged closer to becoming Malaysia's next prime minister after securing a seat in the ...

Haftar's Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant in Derna

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Haftar's Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant in Derna

El-Ashmawi is believed to have been behind a 2013 assassination attempt against Egypt's then-Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim and ...

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

The New Arab

Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the alleged 1MDB corruption scandal with former Prime Minister Najib Razak ...

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Malaysian ex-PM's home raided as 1MDB probe intensifies

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the 1MDB corruption scandal with a raid on the home of the former prime minister.

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Released Malaysian opposition reformist forgives nemesis-turned-ally Mahathir

Jailed Malaysian opposition politician Anwar Ibrahim said he forgives his old nemesis, current Prime Minister Mahathir ...

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Scandal-struck former Malaysia PM barred from travel

Malaysia bars Najib Razak from travel after the former prime minister announced he would be leaving the country for a 'break'.

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Mahathir pledges to recover billions from Saudi-linked 1MDB scandal

Malaysia's new prime minister has pledged to recover money allegedly misappropriated by the country's former leader in an international ...

Malaysia's opposition win shock election victory, toppling 'Saudi-backed' premier

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Malaysia's opposition win shock election victory, toppling 'Saudi-backed' premier

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a shock election victory on Thursday, toppling the country's scandal-plagued premier and ...

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Syrian refugees file war crime charges against Assad regime

Syrian refugees in Germany filed new criminal complaints on Wednesday accusing Bashar al-Assad's regime of war crimes and crimes against ...

UAE human traffickers arrests 'doubled' last year

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UAE human traffickers arrests 'doubled' last year

The UAE has said it is clamping down on human trafficking in the Gulf state with a spate of arrests last year against people and drug smugglers.

Saeed al-Owairan and Saudi football's most famous goal

Olly Hogben

Saeed al-Owairan and Saudi football's most famous goal

In-depth: A look back at Saudi Arabia’s 1994 World Cup campaign and the goal that defined the legacy of 'the golden generation'.

Arab nationalism and autocracy; Heikal's mixed legacy

The New Arab

Arab nationalism and autocracy; Heikal's mixed legacy

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, a confidant of Gamal Abdul Nasser and one of Egypt's most prolific journalists, has died in Egypt, leaving behind a ...

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