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Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday.

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the most severe restrictions in place.

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

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Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties to neo-Nazi fringe groups

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

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Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

<em>Iraq</em> blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

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Iraq blames public for new virus record, urges vaccinations

The Health Ministry said public commitment toward heeding virus prevention measures was “almost non-existent in most regions of Iraq.”

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed human rights abuses before, and praising the group.

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

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US Muslim rights group says drop 'Arab murder game'

CAIR has joined calls for game distributors to drop 'Six Days in Fallujah', which it slammed as an 'Arab murder simulator'.

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

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Human Rights Watch slams Chad over 'ruthless pre-election crackdown'

Human Rights Watch has slammed Chad over its treatment of dissenters as its president, Idriss Deby Itno, seeks a sixth term in office.

<em>Iraq</em> charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

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Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February ...

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

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Iraqi IS chief was a prison informer for US

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from <em>Iraq</em>

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US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

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Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

New audio 'undermines' Jordan's claims of foreign plot

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New audio 'undermines' Jordan's claims of foreign plot

A new audio recording indicates that Jordanian authorities tried to silence a former crown prince for meeting with internal critics.

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