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The Kabul blast has killed at least 12 worshippers, with 15 more injured, according to the police.

Violence has escalated since May 1, when the US began formally withdrawing its troops in line with a plan to pull out its last 2,500 troops by Sept. 11.

Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

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Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

A three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring Taliban and Afghan government comes into force today.

Arab League head <em>blasts</em> Israel for Gaza, Jerusalem violence

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Arab League head blasts Israel for Gaza, Jerusalem violence

The Arab League head has condemned Israeli attacks against the Palestinians, as operations in Gaza continue for a second day.

Taliban declare three-day Afghan ceasefire for Eid holiday

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Taliban declare three-day Afghan ceasefire for Eid holiday

The Taliban declared a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to mark this week's Eid al-Fitr holiday.

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Afghans begin burying dead from bloody school blasts

Dozens of young girls were being buried Sunday at a desolate hilltop cemetery in Kabul after an attack.

The New Arab Staff

Gunfire exchanged as Israeli forces search for shooting suspect

Shots were reportedly exchanged in a town in the occupied West Bank where the suspect was initially believed to be.

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

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Three charged with hate crimes in Ahmaud Arbery killing

Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory, were charged along with a third man, William “Roddie” Bryan.

Iranian warships 'aggressively' approached US vessels

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranian warships 'aggressively' approached US vessels

Warships from Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 'aggressively' approached two American vessels in Gulf waters earlier this month.

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Explosive-laden 'drone' boat targets Saudi port of Yanbu

The Saudi port of Yanbu experienced an 'incident' in the Red Sea, with warnings of a possible attack.

Turkey's Erdogan <em>blasts</em> Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

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Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

President Erdogan said the Italian premier’s remarks would undermine Turkish-Italian ties.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

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Polisario demands UN seat, blasts France and Spain

Western Sahara's foreign minister criticises France and Spain for its position towards the territory's wanted independence.

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Iraq's Kataeb Hezbollah-linked militia hold military parade in Baghdad

An Iraqi militia called Rubu’ Allah organised a military parade in central Baghdad.

Tara Brian

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

In-depth: An investigation into the involvement of Italian-made weapons in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike raises the possibility of ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, claimed the movement of 300 Iraqi intelligence officers to the country's border ...

Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

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Five women, child killed in Afghan bus bombing

Five women and a child were killed in a when a bus carrying Afghan government employees was struck by a bomb.

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi leader blasts pro-Iran, Kurdish militia in Sinjar

The presence of the militias to counter a Turkish offensive against the PKK in Sinjar has prompted fears of a new wave of Yazidi displacement, ...

Saudi Arabia thwarts Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia thwarts Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

The Saudi-led military coalition thwarted a Houthis ballistic missile attack targeting Riyadh, state news reported.

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

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IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

Rights watchdog <em>blasts</em> UK government for neglecting migrants

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Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says the hunger strike reflects a wider problem facing asylum seekers in the UK.

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