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

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

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Pakistan passenger plane crashes in residential area

A Pakistan passenger plane believed to be carrying over 100 people crashed in the city of Karachi.

Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

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Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

The fighting erupted between the Bani Amer tribe and the Nuba tribe in the city of Kassalla.

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

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Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

Angered by Lebanon's economic crisis, demonstrators across the country are re-energising a protest movement against a political class the ...

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G20 energy ministers scramble to finalise oil output deal

G20 energy ministers held virtual meetings on Friday, while oil-producing countries waited to receive Mexico's consent to close the OPEC deal.

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Arabs urge Yemen's Houthis to allow oil tanker assessment

An abandoned oil tanker off the coast of Yemen, laden with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, could rupture and cause an 'environmental ...

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Scores killed in Syria regime clashes with Idlib militants

Two days of clashes between regime forces and armed groups in Syria's last major opposition bastion have killed nearly 70 on both sides, a war ...

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UAE could have flooded itself with cloud seeding operations

The UAE has used cloud seeding as a way of creating artificial rainfall.

Internet blackout and arrests after violent flare-ups in Iraq

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Internet blackout and arrests after violent flare-ups in Iraq

Despite the Iraqi PM's condemnation of violence against protesters, many feared violent reprisals after authorities cut internet and arrested ...

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US forces kill dozens of militants in Syria strikes

The US Defense Department said the attack targeted leaders of Al-Qaeda north of Idlib in Syria. It did not say what kind of weapon was used or ...

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Stasa Salacanin

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region openly ...

Eight British Muslims cycle 4,000 miles to perform Hajj

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Eight British Muslims cycle 4,000 miles to perform Hajj

Eight British Muslims travelled to Hajj, not by air and not by sea, but by land, undertaking a 4,000 mile cycle journey through 17 countries.

Mystery blast targets Iran-backed militia base in Iraq

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Mystery blast targets Iran-backed militia base in Iraq

An attack on a Hashd al-Shaabi base in Baghdad has killed one person.

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Afrah Shawqi

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence ...

Uri Levy

Middle East football season ends in fever pitch

With football seasons in the Middle East coming to a close, there have been some unpredictable ends to league battles.

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Nine killed by Assad regime, Russian strikes in Idlib

Syria's military and Russia carried out more than 100 air raids in Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

James Reinl

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

Drones are being increasingly deployed by insurgents and militias to level the playing field against better-armed adversaries, reports James ...

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Trump supporters 'blame Muslims' for Paris Notre Dame fire

Even after the Notre Dame fire was declared accidental, figures on the far-right took to the internet to blame Muslims and claim it's symbolic ...

Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

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Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

The blaze that swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening could be "potentially linked" to ...

Mel Plant

Inside the sit-in that brought down Sudan's dictator Bashir

For six days, masses of Sudanese protesters have rallied day and night for an end to the regime that has governed them for three decades. They ...

Appeasing Assad

Sam Hamad

Appeasing Assad

Comment: Getting the West to pay for reconstruction of Syria would be the ultimate coup for Assad and his backers, writes Sam Hamad.

Gaza's lonely heroism

Ghada Karmi

Gaza's lonely heroism

Comment: The people of the West Bank should follow Gaza's example; there is no alternative for them but popular resistance, writes Ghada Karmi.

Four killed as 'violent' air raids pound Syria's Idlib

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Four killed as 'violent' air raids pound Syria's Idlib

Russian air strikes and regime barrel bombs hit the rebel-held enclave in the space of three hours.

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