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Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything to remain in power.

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

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Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in the past ...

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

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Ex-CIA agents claim Bill Clinton prevented Bin Laden's killing

CIA station chief Bob Grenier describes bin Laden as constantly on the move, and that Afghan tribal networks would report his travels and ...

US offers $10m reward for information on Hezbollah chief

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US offers $10m reward for information on Hezbollah chief

Mohammed Kawtharani is thought to have taken over the political coordination of pro-Iran paramiliaries, a role formerly conducted by Qasem ...

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New leader of Yemen's Al-Qaeda threatens 'nightmare for Americans'

Saudi-national Khaled bin Omar Batarfi, the newly-appointed leader of AQAP, vowed to make the organisation a nightmare to Americans.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and ...

Yemen's Al-Qaeda confirm death of leader in US operation

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Yemen's Al-Qaeda confirm death of leader in US operation

AQAP has appointed a new leader following the death of Qassim Al-Rimi at the hands of US forces.

Trump confirms killing of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

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Trump confirms killing of al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has been confirmed dead by US President Donald Trump.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for US military base attack

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Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for US military base attack

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for a December shooting at a US naval base in which a Saudi officer killed three ...

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Iran cancels 'overwhelmingly huge' ceremony honouring Soleimani

Iran has cancelled a procession to honour Qasem Soleimani in Mashhad because too many people were set to attend.

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Aramco shares plunge as US-Iran tensions spike

An escalation in tensions between Iran and the United States after the killing of Qassim Soleimani has caused a plunge in Aramco shares.

The New Arab

We'll see who will receive 52 target strikes: Iran

Tehran has increased its tit-for-tat threats with the US as anger rises over the death of General Qasem Soleimani.

The New Arab & agencies

UN can't confirm Iranian involvement in Saudi attacks: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said investigations into attacks on Saudi oil installations are currently being investigated.

Gunmen kill 15, wound 60 amid Baghdad's anti-government protests

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Gunmen kill 15, wound 60 amid Baghdad's anti-government protests

At least 15 people - including two policemen - were killed when armed assailants opened fire in Baghdad's Khilani Square on Friday.

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Sistani calls for new Iraq premier without 'foreign interference'

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi resigned last week after two months of mass protests slamming his government as corrupt, inept and beholden to ...

Saudi cleric jailed for writing letter dies in prison

The New Arab

Saudi cleric jailed for writing letter dies in prison

Fahd Al-Qadi, a conservative cleric close to the persecuted Sahwa movement, has died in prison due to medical neglect. He was imprisoned for ...

Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr arrives in Iran despite protest upheaval

The New Arab

Iraq’s Muqtada al-Sadr arrives in Iran despite protest upheaval

The cleric's trip to Iran's holy city of Qom at a crucial moment in the Iraqi anti-government protests raised questions over his support for the ...

Iraqis defy security crackdown to hold largest protests yet

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Iraqis defy security crackdown to hold largest protests yet

Thousands have taken to the streets in Baghdad in the largest demonstrations since anti-corruption protests erupted a month ago, defying a ...

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