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Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi praised the readiness of Iraqi forces to assume the anti-IS combat role when coalition troops leave.

Israel interrogates <em>Al</em>-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

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Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

Israeli forces assault Palestinians outside <em>Al</em>-Aqsa Mosque: report

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Israeli forces assault Palestinians outside Al-Aqsa Mosque: report

Nine Palestinians were injured and one arrested after prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque on Saturday night.

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Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

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Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in attacks in Daraa, Idlib

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in an attack in the southern province of Daraa, while opposition forces ambushed a regime vehicle in ...

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

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No elections without East Jerusalem, say Palestinian factions

Palestinian political factions on Monday unanimously agreed that no elections will take place without Jerusalemites taking part.

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

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 ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

The New Arab Staff

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 2021, as activists expressed disappointment with the investigation.

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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.

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

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

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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.

Two rockets hit near Iraq airbase hosting US soldiers

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Two rockets hit near Iraq airbase hosting US soldiers

Two rockets hit in near proximity of an Iraqi airbase, injuring two American soldiers and one Iraqi civilian.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq parliament approves 2021 budget

Iraq's 2021 budget was revealed by authorities on Thursday.

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

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Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening ...

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

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Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

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Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

Mosul was destroyed by IS. Now, almost four years after the city's re-capture by Iraqi government forces the city remains derelict.

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