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Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Comment: Western government myopia means it's easier - in the short term, to stay silent about Bahrain's executions, than to cause a diplomatic fuss, writes Brian Dooley.

Iraq may soon replace oil wells with solar panels

Austin Bodetti

Iraq may soon replace oil wells with solar panels

Analysis: As Iraq prepares for a future without the petroleum industry, many Iraqi environmentalists are encouraging their country to turn to the renewable energy industry.

Iran says new US sanctions will only stiffen resolve

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says new US sanctions will only stiffen resolve

An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has said that new US sanctions on Iran's central bank governor will only make Iran 'more determined'.

US slaps sanctions on Iran's central bank governor

The New Arab & agencies

US slaps sanctions on Iran's central bank governor

Washington's Tuesday announcement is the second in less than one week targeting Iran.

Martin Armstrong

Big in exile: The sonic journeys of 47SOUL

Before relocating to London in 2014 the four members of Palestinian electro outfit 47SOUL had never lived in the same city. Exile has proved a springboard to their career.

The New Arab

Thousands of Bahrainis protest dissident Shia cleric's trial

Thousands of Bahrainis dressed in shrouds took to the streets on the eve of prominent Shia cleric's trial as protests continue against ...

The New Arab

Algerian minister says married women should 'give up salaries'

Women's affairs Minister Mounia Meslem sparked controversy after suggesting that working women who are married should rely on their husband’s ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi journalist 'jailed five years over tweets'

Saudi journalist Alaa Brinji has been sentenced to five years in prison, an eight-year travel ban and a fine of 50,000 Saudi Arabian riyals ...

'Democratic Confederalism' or Counter-revolution?

Robin Yassin-Kassab

'Democratic Confederalism' or Counter-revolution?

Kurdish Syrians saw the 2011 revolution as an opportunity for self-rule and freedom. One dominant Kurdish party and allied militia has replaced ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Saudi soldier, Yemenis killed as fighting rages across Yemen

A Saudi soldier and two Yemenis were killed Tuesday as fighting between Houthi rebels and pro-Hadi forces continued across the Yemen including ...

Tracking the Islamic State group on Twitter

Rima Marrouch

Tracking the Islamic State group on Twitter

Here are some of the best Twitter accounts that give up-to-date information on the IS group, and those living in the territory it controls.

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