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Trudeau now faces the task of forming an alliance with other parties in order to bolster his minority government in parliament.

Comment: Completely stifling political and media freedoms in Egypt will precipitate Sisi's downfall, writes Sahar Khamis.

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Twelve nations from the Middle East will compete in the Asian Cup 2019 tournament in the UAE, which kicks off this weekend.

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi and the Arab Spring: A Saudi counter-revolution

Comment: The ruthless killing of Jamal Khashoggi fits squarely within Mohammed bin Salman's brutal and ongoing counter-revolution, writes Sam ...

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

Sam Hamad

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

Comment: The extravagant mirage of UAE's hyper-luxury stands in stark contrast with the lives of starving Yemenis suffering the effects of a ...

CJ Werleman

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

Comment: Denmark is the latest European country to have exploited fears over refugees and terrorism for right-wing political gain, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab

Obama sidelined 'golden opportunity' to 'crush' Hizballah: ex-DEA official

A former Drug Enforcement Administration agent has said Barack Obama squandered a 'golden opportunity' to dismantle Hizballah in order ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Dominance of militias may haunt Baghdad

Comment: Iraq remains at the mercy of sectarianism and violence, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

The New Arab

Kuwait Emir 'stopped GCC split' amid Qatar blockade

Kuwait's al-Sabah prevented a formal split in the GCC Council during a visit to Saudi Arabia last week, sources revealed to The New Arab.

750,000 stuck in western Mosul as battle looms

The New Arab

750,000 stuck in western Mosul as battle looms

Aid groups are anticipating further civilian casualties as military forces gear up to force IS from western Mosul.

Paul Iddon

Is Iraq relying too heavily on elite special forces?

Analysis: The Golden Division has spearheaded the fight to retake Mosul, but many fear it may burn itself out in the process, ...

From 'dirty' to '<em>golden</em>': The death-masked brigade routing IS

The New Arab

From 'dirty' to 'golden': The death-masked brigade routing IS

The Iraqi army's, US-trained Golden Division was previously mistrusted by many Iraqis and nicknamed the "dirty" ...

Iraqi forces capture Mosul city's eastern districts

The New Arab

Iraqi forces capture Mosul city's eastern districts

Troops from Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service have captured six districts of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military statement ...

Iraqi special forces overstretched, but continue advance into Mosul

Gareth Browne

Iraqi special forces overstretched, but continue advance into Mosul

Iraqi special forces made rapid gains on Thursday after having breached the Mosul city limits a day earlier, but concerns are growing of a ...

Gallery: One week into the Battle for Mosul

Arianna Pagani

Gallery: One week into the Battle for Mosul

Italian photojournalist Arianna Pagani brings us these pictures from the frontlines of the fight to rout the Islamic State group from Iraq's ...

Sara Manisera

Mosul's future remains uncertain after a week of fighting

In-depth: With various actors on the ground fighting for different objectives, the future of Mosul remains uncertain a week into the offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State.

Gareth Browne

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces make gains while IEDs hamper Kurds

Iraqi Security Forces continued their push towards Mosul with extensive progress on Thursday, whilst Kurdish forces faltered in the east amid ...

Gareth Browne

#MosulOp: Iraqis prepare major offensive to retake Christian towns

Iraqi forces are preparing for the biggest day of the Mosul operation, with at least four major offensives set to begin Thursday to retake a ...

Gareth Browne

Photoblog: On the road into Mosul

Exclusive photos as Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi army forces pour forward towards the last remaining stronghold of the Islamic State group in ...

Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

Sara Manisera

Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

In an exclusive interview, Major-General Fadhil Jalil al-Barwari, the chief of Iraq's 'Golden Division' forces, tells The New ...

Imogen Lambert

The story of a Gazan rapper in Cairo

Mohammad Antar, a rapper from Gaza, on why he no longer has the words to describe the oppression he faced in Palestine and Egypt.

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