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Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's King Khalid air-base.

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 over Iraqi affairs.

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

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Yemen's Houthi rebels claim strikes on Saudi oil plants

The Houthi rebels claimed Monday to have launched drone strikes against Saudi energy giant Aramco's facilities

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

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 crush ...

Moroccan security forces suppress pro-Palestinian protest in Rabat

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Moroccan security forces suppress pro-Palestinian protest in Rabat

Moroccan security forces in Rabat have used force to break up a 'Land Day' protest against normalisation of relations with Israel

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 community and society.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

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Palestinian media organisations boycott Facebook over censorship

Dozens of Palestinian media organisations have held a temporary boycott of Facebook in protest at the social networking giant's censorship of ...

US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show ...

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

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Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

Mourners marched on the road towards Baghdad airport, with the scene of the bombing that killed Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis ...

Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

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Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

A top Tehran prosecutor says more than 2,000 'international documents' could support legal action against the London-based security firm

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

Diana Alghoul

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes Israel.

The New Arab Staff

Houthi attack hasn't affected oil production, Aramco says

Monday's attack on Aramco has not affected oil production, the manager of the oil giant said.

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Aramco says Houthi strike tore hole in oil tank

The energy giant took reporters to the distribution facility where damage to the tank was visible the day after the attack.

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State ...

Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

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Israel air strikes hit Iran targets in Syria

Israeli warplanes killed ten Syrian and foreign fighters in strikes that hit Iranian targets in Syria.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

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Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

Iran’s Khamenei mocks US democracy in amused tweet

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Iran’s Khamenei mocks US democracy in amused tweet

Iran's Supreme Leader has taken to Twitter to make fun of the US, as Donald Trump made baseless accusations of cheating against the Democratic ...

US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian entities for ‘election interference’

The US has ordered new sanctions on five Iranian entities, accusing them of spreading online disinformation in order to influence upcoming US ...

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