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US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's 'war on terror'.

'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

Iran chooses Lebanon, Syria as Soleimani legal representatives

The New Arab Staff

Iran chooses Lebanon, Syria as Soleimani legal representatives

Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are among the countries chosen to represent Iran through international legal channels.

The New Arab Staff

Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

Retaliation could even come from 'inside your own house', Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani warned the US.

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Trump pardons Blackwater contractors guilty of Baghdad massacre

US President Donald Trump has pardoned four former contractors at Blackwater who opened fired on unarmed civilians, killing dozens.

The New Arab Staff

UK MPs urge terrorist designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guards

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

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Iran makes arrests in connection with nuclear scientist's assassination

Several suspects in the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh have been arrested, an official said.

Instagram 'censors' Iranian support for assassinated nuclear scientist

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Instagram 'censors' Iranian support for assassinated nuclear scientist

Iranian social media users say the social media network has removed posts supporting Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

The New Arab Staff

Iran accuses Israel after assassination of top nuclear scientist

Iranian media reported that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahbadi was shot and killed in the city of Absard near Tehran, as Iranian officials accused ...

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 government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The New Arab Staff

US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

Iranian diplomats plotted Istanbul killing of dissident: Turkish officials

The New Arab

Iranian diplomats plotted Istanbul killing of dissident: Turkish officials

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

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.

The New Arab

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

EU warns against flying over Iran 'until further notice'

Several airlines have already restricted flights over Iran and Iraq due to rising tensions in the region.

The New Arab & agencies

Ukraine to compensate Iran crash victims' families

Kyiv has also requested compensation from Tehran over the fatal crash which killed all 176 people on board.

US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran

The New Arab & agencies

US has restored 'level of deterrence' on Iran

Strikes against an Iraqi militia backed by Iran and the drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have restored ...

The New Arab

Islamic State strikes Kurds amid intense Turkish Syria offensive

Islamic State militants struck Kurdish militias on Friday, amid an ongoing Turkish offensive targeting the forces in Syria.

What happens next? Turkey launches a new Syria offensive

The New Arab

What happens next? Turkey launches a new Syria offensive

The situation in northern Syria went from relative calm to a full-blown operation in a number of days.

Iran says seized British tanker 'free' to leave

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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.

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for Aramco drone, missile attacks

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for Aramco drone, missile attacks

Saudi Arabia is still investigating the launch site of the attacks it has said were 'unquestionably sponsored by Iran'.

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