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The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

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Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

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Israel's anti-Iran activities leaks will 'blow up': military officials

Israeli military insiders are worried that frequent media leaks on anti-Iranian activities could threaten Israel.

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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

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Morocco reportedly used a drone in Western Sahara

Morocco is accused of having killed a senior Western Sahara independence fighter through the use of a drone.

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

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Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

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Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

UN urges 'maximum restraint' after blast hits Iran ship

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UN urges 'maximum restraint' after blast hits Iran ship

The UN called for "maximum restraint" in the Middle East after an explosion on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

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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.

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes booby-trapped Houthi boat in Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition said it had thwarted an 'imminent' attack by the Sanaa-based Houthi group.

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Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

Somalia's army chief said the army is in control of both sites in the country's south after troops engaged the militants in an intense gun ...

Houthis claim drone strike on ‘sensitive’ targets in Riyadh

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Houthis claim drone strike on ‘sensitive’ targets in Riyadh

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an alleged drone attack on 'sensitive and important' targets in Riyadh.

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

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Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

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