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

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to overcome, writes Khaled Diab.

Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

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Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

An Iraqi militia called Rubu’ Allah organised a military parade in central Baghdad.

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The New Arab Staff

UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The UK foreign office has announced sanctions against supports and allies of the Syrian regime, including the foreign minister.

The New Arab Staff

EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

The draft resolution calls for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience, including 26 death row prisoners facing imminent execution.

The New Arab Staff

13,000 'single men' evicted from 'family neighbourhoods' in Sharjah

Thousands of men, most of who are migrant workers, have been evicted from their homes, in some cases with little warning.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt, Sudan sign military cooperation deal amid Ethiopia tensions

Egypt and Sudan have held high-level talks and signed a military cooperation agreement amid continued tensions with Ethiopia over the Nile and ...

Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

The New Arab Staff

Taliban weighs in on Afghan peace talks

In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

The New Arab Staff

Prominent Islamist scandalizes Tunisia by dancing with scantily-clad actress

Abdel Fattah Mourou, a co-founder and former deputy leader of the Islamist Ennahdha party, has shocked Tunisian society by dancing with ...

Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

The New Arab Staff

Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

Kuwaiti singer Basma Al-Kuwaiti posted a video on Twitter where she announced she had left Islam and become Jewish.

US warns HTS leader Jolani he's still 'most wanted'

The New Arab Staff

US warns HTS leader Jolani he's still 'most wanted'

Jolani has embarked on a series of image changes during her period as HTS leader.

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

Human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of a United Nations worker arrested by Israel last month.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel and UAE agree renewable energy deal

Israeli and Emirati companies have signed an inaugural agreement on renewable energy.

The New Arab Staff

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar-Saudi border reopens after thaw

Saudi shut its side of Qatar's only land border in June 2017 as part of a package of sanctions on Doha.

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

Explosions rock Aden airport as new Yemen government arrives

The New Arab Staff

Explosions rock Aden airport as new Yemen government arrives

New Yemeni ministers landing in the temporary capital on Wednesday were met with at least three explosions at Aden International Airport.

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

Saudi Arabia announced a range of developmental projects in Yemen, including a new medical and educational city and the rehabilitation of Aden ...

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

The New Arab Staff

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, ...

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