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A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British Army training in Oman," the Ministry of Defence said.

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

A new report by the media arm of the MCB found that over the past year mainstream news outlets disproportionately linked terrorist events to ...

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

The New Arab Staff

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

US-led international coalition forces have handed over control of the important Taji military base near Baghdad to Iraqi security forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

The New Arab

Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

The New Arab

US denies reports of soldiers missing in Syria

A spokesman for the international coalition fighting IS has called a Syrian state news report about two allegedly missing US soldiers 'nonsense'.

Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

The New Arab & agencies

Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

Former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, turned IS suspect has been arrested in Spain.

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Abdulmuhaimen Basel

After IS, Mosul's women lead the fight against coronavirus

With Mosul's health system still struggling to recover three years after liberation from the Islamic State, women in the city are leading the ...

Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

The New Arab

Iraqi volunteers help needy families during virus crisis

Sensing that relying on authorities would be unwise, young activists, community figures and local religious leaders have come together to try to ...

US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

The New Arab & agencies

US-led forces pull out from key Iraqi military base

The troop withdrawals come as part of a plan to consolidate US-led coalition forces in two Iraqi bases.

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

No talks between Iraq and US over troop withdrawal

The New Arab & agencies

No talks between Iraq and US over troop withdrawal

The US envoy for Syria and the anti-IS coalition says there have been no talks yet over the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and operations ...

The New Arab

Canada to move some troops from Iraq to Kuwait

The move comes amid heightened concerns over possible Iranian retaliation for the killing of the country's top commander, Qasem Soleimani.

The New Arab & agencies

France has 'no intention' of withdrawing troops from Iraq

France said it has no intention of withdrawing its troops from Iraq as tensions escalate amid the killing of Qasem Soleimani.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran summons German envoy over 'unacceptable' remarks

Iran summoned Germany's charge d'affaires over "unacceptable" remarks by German officials after the killing of a top general in a US strike, the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Boris Johnson: Britain will not lament death of Soleimani

Britain will not lament the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday, though he warned that reprisals ...

Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

The New Arab

Iraq summons US envoy over 'violation of sovereignty'

Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani was killed alongside top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in the US drone attack in ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Syria was the battleground for Soleimani's forces, and his death has sparked celebrations in Idlib.

Soleimani killing a 'foolish escalation': Iran foreign minister

The New Arab & agencies

Soleimani killing a 'foolish escalation': Iran foreign minister

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed Washington's military action that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani as 'extremely ...

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

The New Arab & agencies

Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Iran and Iraq warned the US that its airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah bases will not go unanswered, as relationships strain.

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