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At least 26 security personnel were killed in an attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday.

At least 14 people were killed after two blasts ripped through a historic city in Afghanistan.

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Arash Yousufi

Refugees and riot police clash on Greek Islands

Up to 2,000 refugees, mainly Afghans, Iranians and Syrians, continue to protest in the Moria camp over delays in asylum cases, inhuman living conditions and extreme overcrowding.

Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

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Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

The painstaking process of restoring it's shattered historical artefacts mirrors Afghanistan's struggle to ensure lasting peace in the war-torn ...

Inside Gitmo: Who is Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi?

Katy Stone

Inside Gitmo: Who is Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi?

Dispatches from Guantanamo: Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi has been held at the infamous prison camp for 12 years. The military judge has just set his ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

'Joint Way Forward' deal puts Afghan refugees in danger

The deal allowing the EU to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers puts untold numbers of lives at risk, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

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In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

Around 100 unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 have been caught using heroin as they wait for their applications to be processed.

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Arab nations fork out to save world's heritage sites

Seven countries and a US donor have pledged tens of millions of dollars to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultural ...

The New Arab & agencies

Destroying the past: Cultural heritage in extremist crosshairs

As a December conference in Abu Dhabi seeks to build a global alliance to protect cultural heritage threatened by extremism and conflict, we ...

Ancient sites under the hammer by region's armed groups

The New Arab & agencies

Ancient sites under the hammer by region's armed groups

From the Islamic State group to the Syrian regime, armed gangs and jet bombers are destroying Islamic sites in the Middle East and the region's ...

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Children bear the brunt of war in Afghanistan

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have soared to a record high in the first half of 2016, with children paying a heavy price for growing ...

Day of mourning in Afghanistan after deadly 'war crime'

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Day of mourning in Afghanistan after deadly 'war crime'

Funerals begin in western Kabul as families collected their dead from hospitals and morgues across the capital after a suicide attack claimed by ...

Protecting Middle East heritage from Islamic State

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Protecting Middle East heritage from Islamic State

As the so-called Islamic State group continues to annihilate culture in territories it controls in Iraq and Syria, the rush is on to find ways ...

IS guilty of 'cultural cleansing' in Syria, Iraq

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

IS guilty of 'cultural cleansing' in Syria, Iraq

The Islamic State and other militant groups are guilty of 'cultural cleansing' in Iraq and Syria, the head UN's heritage organisation UNESCO.

Warrior archaeologists and the selective destruction of history

Karl Sabbagh

Warrior archaeologists and the selective destruction of history

Comment: The past is a powerful political tool. Its selective interpretation and destruction should be condemned, whether it is by the Islamic ...

Amjad Nasser

Taking the Islamic world back to year zero

Feature: Extremists from Tunisia to Afghanistan have used Islam to destroy the ancient legacies left behind by their forefathers.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

IS militants condemned for Mosul museum destruction

Islamic State group's smashing of priceless artefacts in name of Islam described as a "catastrophe" that has destroyed thousands of years of ...

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