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Alwiya Alwaad Alhaq said it had targeted Saudi Arabia to 'avenge' a recent IS bombing in central Baghdad that killed 32 people.

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already been done, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the matter.

Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

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Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf complains regime 'stole his land'

Rami Makhlouf claims his family's property has been confiscated by the Assad regime.

Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

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Offenders in grooming gangs ‘mostly white’, UK report finds

Sensationalist media coverage and politicisation by right-wing groups created the notion that child sexual exploitation in the UK was ...

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Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Bhutan: foreign ministry

Bhutan became the latest country to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, according to the Jewish state's foreign minister.

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Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

Macron denounces 'misuse' of right to asylum in Europe

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Macron denounces 'misuse' of right to asylum in Europe

"In all of our countries we are witnessing a misuse of the right to asylum," Macron said.

Rabyaah Althaibani

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Comment: Seen as 'problem voters' by some political groups, Arab Americans have long been subject to an array of suppression and intimidation ...

Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

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Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were ...

Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

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Bangladesh sends troops to halt Rohingya refugee drug fighting

Bangladesh has sent more troops into a refugee camp after days of fatal fighting between Rohingya drug gangs.

Civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport

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Civilians killed in rocket fire near Baghdad airport

Three Iraqi children and two women from the same family were killed Monday when a rocket targeting Baghdad airport, where US troops are ...

Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

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Libyan oil firm lifts force majeure on 'safe' fields

Pro-Haftar groups had blockaded key oilfields and export terminals from January 17 to demands what they called a fair share of hydrocarbon ...

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Diana Alghoul

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Malia Bouattia

France and UK play blame game over migrant deaths

Comment: A racist Tory government is doing everything it can to worsen conditions for asylum seekers and refugees. This death is on their hands, ...

Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

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Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

A 16-year-old Sudanese teenager who apparently was trying to reach Britain by sea was found washed up on a French beach.

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Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

Iraqis in Basra have reacted furiously to the killing of an anti-corruption activist by suspected militia members, amid a lack of progress in ...

Priti Patel's toxic xenophobia is the real enemy

Malia Bouattia

Priti Patel's toxic xenophobia is the real enemy

Comment: The Home Secretary's spectacular lack of humanity towards migrants is obscuring the very real damage her government is doing to the ...

Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

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Britain, France to discuss plan to stop refugee crossings

Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

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