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Democrats vowed to press legislation to fight systemic racism in US law enforcement as the battle for change triggered by the police killing of George Floyd.

A Turkish police probe has revealed new details of the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticised Iran's 'corrupt mafia commanders'.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

Turkey ‘mows down’ dozens of Syrian regime, Hezbollah fighters

The New Arab

Turkey ‘mows down’ dozens of Syrian regime, Hezbollah fighters

Turkey launched a scathing attack against regime and Hezbollah fighters on Saturday, after dozens of its own troops were killed by Syrian ...

Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

The New Arab

Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

The Turkish army said it destroyed 'a chemical warfare facility' in Syria on Saturday, though the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Under UAE pressure, Egypt holds military funeral for Mubarak

The UAE allegedly pressured Sisi to hold a full-honours funeral for Mubarak, during which he praised Mubarak's military service but made no mention of his rule as president.

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Top Guards commander briefs Iran parliament

Iran's Major General Hossein Salami addressed the members of the Majles in a closed session on Sunday, after an eventful and tragic week in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Kurdish leader likens US troop withdrawal to 'genocide'

A top official from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces slammed Trump's withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria as 'akin to genocide'.

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EU concerned Turkey's Syria operation could trigger refugee crisis

A threat by Turkey to send its troops into northeast Syria might provoke a new wave of refugees to Europe, the European Union warned.

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Judit Neurink

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Comment: If Iraq's party system based on religion, ethnicity and endemic clientelism is not addressed, protests will recur and frustration will ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says seized British tanker 'free' to leave

Iran detained the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker after Gibraltar refused to release its own tanker accused of shipping oil to Syria.

US emphasises 'diplomacy' in standoff with Iran

The New Arab & agencies

US emphasises 'diplomacy' in standoff with Iran

The United States said it will make its case against Iran at the United Nations this week, insisting it wants to give diplomacy "every ...

Erdogan's party loses controversial replay of Istanbul mayoral election

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan's party loses controversial replay of Istanbul mayoral election

Binali Yildirim, the ruling party candidate in the controversial re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, conceded defeat on Sunday.

Istanbul residents vote in key mayoral election re-run

The New Arab

Istanbul residents vote in key mayoral election re-run

In March mayoral elections, Erdogan's AKP lost control of Istanbul for the first time in 24 years. Authorities called for a re-run - will the ...

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

The New Arab & agencies

Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran

Congressional leaders received a classified briefing on Iran amid accusations that the Trump administration has been keeping lawmakers in the ...

Abdulwahab Tahhan

Of course Syrian refugees can't go home. Here's why:

Comment: Returning to Syria is as dangerous as ever, writes Abdulwahab Tahhan.

Paul Iddon

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Egypt and Iran had a lot in common, but seismic geopolitical events have made sure to keep them apart for much of the 20th century and the past ...

The New Arab

Outrage after US Senate passes 'unconstitutional' bill criminalising BDS

The US Senate approved the Middle East Security bill on Tuesday, despite the fact rights groups say it violates the First Amendment by ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Trump's hasty Syria withdrawal spells uncertain times for Kurds

Comment: A hasty US withdrawal would leave the region in state of greater instability than when Washington arrived, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Pittsburgh shooter had Jews, and multiculturalism, in the crosshairs

Wilson Dizard

Pittsburgh shooter had Jews, and multiculturalism, in the crosshairs

Comment: Bowers' attack on the Tree of Life synagogue wasn't simply anti-semitism put into merciless motion, but a white supremacist's assault ...

Wilson Dizard

America's cyber civil war rages as migrant families suffer

Comment: In the age of Trump, journalism alone can't convince people of concepts like the universal value of human life, writes Wilson Dizard.

Iran, trade dominate agenda on Macron's Washington visit

The New Arab & agencies

Iran, trade dominate agenda on Macron's Washington visit

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to emphasise the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and trade ties with Europe during his meeting ...

Is this the end of AIPAC's reign?

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Is this the end of AIPAC's reign?

The long read: Despite declining support for the Israel lobby among young Jews and progressives, AIPAC's conference is still the place to be ...

As Egypt's rights violations increase, so does British investment

Amelia Smith

As Egypt's rights violations increase, so does British investment

Comment: Britain is taking advantage of Egypt's corruption and turmoil to generate economic return, writes Amelia Smith.

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