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This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

US-Taliban deal overshadowed by Afghan political chaos

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US-Taliban deal overshadowed by Afghan political chaos

As hundreds of troops left Afghanistan, the country's rival leaders held parallel inauguration ceremonies on Monday, casting a large shadow of doubt on the viability of Washington's deal.

A country with many rulers: What's next for Afghanistan?

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

A country with many rulers: What's next for Afghanistan?

As Ghani secures a second term as president and as a date is set for a US-Taliban deal, could this be the end to four decades of bloodshed in ...

Afghan election candidate loses and announces own government

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Afghan election candidate loses and announces own government

As Afghan elections draw to a close, candidate Abdullah Abdullah lost an election but contested the results saying he would form his own ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

A threat to impose tax on aid has been dropped by the Houthi rebels, marking a major step in ending the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

This week we focus on the UAE's withdrawal from Yemen, a gradual Sudanese reduction of troops and more.

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen aid effort threatened by Houthi rebel 'obstruction'

The Houthis have been accused of systematic interference and layers of bureaucracy imposed by SCMCHA, the rebel's aid body that was created late ...

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Trump administration to add seven nations to Muslim ban

The Trump administration is allegedly planning to add seven countries, including Sudan and Nigeria to its much-litigated 'Muslim' travel ban.

Trump administration considering dramatic expansion of 'Muslim ban'

The New Arab & agencies

Trump administration considering dramatic expansion of 'Muslim ban'

The Trump administration is considering adding several Muslim-majority states to its controversial US travel ban, according to officials.

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Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term, preliminary polling results showed, but his main rival immediately ...

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

Hind Berji

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

China is sparing no effort in its attempt to erase any proof of its Uighur Muslim population.

Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

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Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

Abdullah claims win in Afghan vote ahead of results

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Abdullah claims win in Afghan vote ahead of results

Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says he won the weekend's presidential election but provided no evidence to back his claim.

Defiant Afghans head to polls despite deadly blasts

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Defiant Afghans head to polls despite deadly blasts

Afghans are still exercising their right to vote despite risking their lives doing so amid a deteriorating security situation.

Diana Alghoul

Israel gives notorious West Bank checkpoint ‘Orwellian makeover’

Israel has flaunted an $85 million upgrade of Qalandia Checkpoint, but is it for Palestinians, or for spying on them?

The New Arab & agencies

UN, Yemen rebels finalise agreement to resume food aid

The agreement was signed on Saturday in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, Houthi-controlled media said.

The New Arab

Israeli army using artificial intelligence to track Palestinian civilians

Israel runs one of the largest surveillance operations in the world in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The New Arab & agencies

Costa Rica to deport IS suspects to Egypt, Iraq

Four men suspected of belonging to the IS militant group are being detained in Costa Rica after having travelled through Panama and Nicaragua.

UN suspends food aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

UN suspends food aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The UN’s World Food Programme has partially suspended food aid to areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthi movement, accusing the rebels of ...

The New Arab & agencies

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

The US Navy said the mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore 'a striking resemblance' to ...

Two thousand foreign IS fighters held in Syria: US

The New Arab

Two thousand foreign IS fighters held in Syria: US

US officials say the number of foreign fighters held in Syria will double throughout the screening process.

Trump taking 'no meaningful action' on Uighur Muslim crisis

The New Arab

Trump taking 'no meaningful action' on Uighur Muslim crisis

Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps.

India is terrorising Rohingya refugees in Kashmir

CJ Werleman

India is terrorising Rohingya refugees in Kashmir

Comment: Rohingya have suffered twice; once in Myanmar and now where they seek sanctuary, writes CJ Werleman.

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