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The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Shallah, has died at the age of 62 after spending over three years in a coma

US Ambassador Kelly Kraft said she has shared a draft of a UNSCR with Russia that would extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Bomb blamed on Taliban kills 11 pro-government Afghan militiamen

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Bomb blamed on Taliban kills 11 pro-government Afghan militiamen

A roadside bomb killed 11 pro-government militiamen travelling on a truck in northern Afghanistan, an attack officials have attributed to the Taliban.

French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a number of ...

Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry ...

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US launches first Taliban air strikes since ceasefire end

America has launched a Taliban air strike in Afghanistan.

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Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian MP attacks Saudi, UAE for meddling in elections

Tunisian parliamentarian Abdul Latif Al-Alawi slammed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their foreign policy.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

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Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted the campaign staff of United States Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump in the run up to the ...

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Iran news agency head convicted for interviewee's spy remark

The news agency is in hot water after an article criticising Tehran's intelligence operations in Europe.

Gantz's 'sorrow' over killing of disabled Palestinian is meaningless

Muhammad Shehada

Gantz's 'sorrow' over killing of disabled Palestinian is meaningless

Comment: When victim-blaming wasn't possible, Israel had only empty words to offer the family of murdered, disabled Palestinian, Iyad el-Hallak, ...

US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

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US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

Libya government forces retake Tripoli airport from rival Haftar

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Libya government forces retake Tripoli airport from rival Haftar

Ceasefire talks resumed on Wednesday between Libya's rival powers as pro-government forces reclaimed the capital's international airport.

UN rights chief condemns 'structural racism' in US

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UN rights chief condemns 'structural racism' in US

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the White House to listen to the 'voices calling for an end to police violence' and 'endemic ...

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

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France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French ...

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

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Jordan says foiled suicide attacks against Israel

Jordanian authorities confirmed the arrest of five citizens in the country who were plotting suicide attacks in neighbouring Israel.

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

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Israel says 'successfully' tested ballistic missiles

The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) confirmed the country had carried out two ballistic missiles tests in the Mediterranean.

Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

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Trump is being compared to a Middle East dictator

Tear gas, rubber bullets, and attacks on the press: Has the US become an authoritarian state?

Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil Al-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

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Award-winning Yemen journalist Nabil Al-Qaiti assassinated in Aden

Photojournalist Nabil al-Qaiti, a prominent photojournalist documenting Yemen's conflict and a vocal supporter of the southern separatist ...

Saudi intensifies Yemen bombardment ahead of co-hosting aid conference

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Saudi intensifies Yemen bombardment ahead of co-hosting aid conference

Saudi Arabia, accused of committing 'war crimes' in Yemen, is hosting an emergency donor conference for the impoverished country.

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