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The withdrawal of US contractors has previously affected Iraq's ability to fight the Islamic State extremist group from the air.

Families threatened with eviction have refused a meeting with Mansour Abbas, a Palestinian-Israeli Islamist politician who previously expressed willingness to partner with right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

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Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

Scores of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as Israeli security forces used rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah district of east Jerusalem.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

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Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting between the government and Houthi rebels in Marib province.

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Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

Malia Bouattia

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

Comment: This Ramadan, let's address issues close to home, such as supporting victims of racist policies and policing, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Israel's Netanyahu faces midnight deadline to form coalition

If Netanyahu fails to put together a coalition by midnight, he will do his utmost to prevent his opponents from reaching an agreement ...

Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

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Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

Suraya Dadoo

How South African weapons fuel war crimes in Yemen

Analysis: Despite attempts at oversight, Yemen is awash with weapons made by South Africa's arms industry.

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The US is preparing for attacks on its remaining troops in Afghanistan as it approaches a deadline for the withdrawal of its forces.

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

The New Arab Staff

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

A fist fight has broken out between members of Kurdish internal security forces and Russian military police in a northern Syrian town.

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Brooke Anderson

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in ...

Racha Abazied

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Comment: Racha Abazied remembers Michel Kilo, a key figure in the Syrian opposition who dedicated his life and work to the struggle for democracy in Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Houthis claim bomb-laden drone attack on Saudi airbase

Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's King Khalid air-base.

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Four killed in Iraq attacks blamed on IS

Local authorities have urged Prime Minister Kadhimi to step up security in Diyala province amid a spate of attacks blamed on IS.

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US voices condemnation of Jerusalem violence

A spokesperson for the US state department has spoken out against the violence in Jerusalem that has left scores of Palestinians injured.

Jerusalem: Scores of Palestinians wounded after Jewish extremist assault

The New Arab Staff

Jerusalem: Scores of Palestinians wounded after Jewish extremist assault

Far-right Jewish extremists pledged to 'burn Arabs' and 'bury them alive' in a march organised to 'reclaim Jerusalem' from Palestinians.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chad bids farewell to Deby as France backs son

France's President Macron and Sahel allies have backed Deby's son despite opposotion accusations of an 'institutional coup'.

Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

It is the second attack on US interests in Iraq in less than a week.

UK admits no impact assessment of Yemen aid cut

The New Arab Staff

UK admits no impact assessment of Yemen aid cut

The UK government has made no assessment into the impact of a 60 percent aid cut to Yemen despite fears of famine.

US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

The New Arab Staff

US votes Saudi arms sales limits over Khashoggi killing

The legislation would restrict arms sales to Saudi Arabia as long as the violation of dissidents' and detainees' rights continues.

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