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Book Club: Sonia Nimr's fantastical story reads like a series of folktales in which the circles of life come together when the struggle is abandoned.

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani Saeed.

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Iran condemns new stray fire from Armenia Azerbaijan fighting

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Iran condemns new stray fire from Armenia Azerbaijan fighting

The fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region has repeatedly strayed across the border to Iran.

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Iran warns Armenia, Azerbaijan against border intrusions

Tehran has offered to facilitate peace negotiations between rivals Azerbaijan and Armenia, both of which share borders with Iran.

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Israel destroys own drone suspecting it came from Lebanese

Israel shot down its own drone, thinking it had come from Lebanon.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Ramona Wadi

Minor Detail: A haunting meditation on violence and memory

Book Club: Adania Shibli's evocative novel is a searing reflection on the Palestinian experience of violence and memory.

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

Narjas Zatat

The rise of Iran's cyber warfare against its enemies

The last decade has seen a rise in cyber warfare tactics, especially with countries like Iran, which is no lightweight when it comes to malware ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

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Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

Saudi forces attempted to storm a port in Yemen's Al-Mahra port city, exacerbating tensions between troops and locals in the isolated region.

Three charged in US with spying for Saudi Arabia

The New Arab & agencies

Three charged in US with spying for Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees are accused of uncovering the identity of those behind certain Twitter accounts on behalf of the Saudi royal family.

Exclusive: Israel detains and interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher

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Exclusive: Israel detains and interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher

Occupying Israeli forces have detained the preacher of Al-Aqsa Mosque after he urged Palestinian unity to protect the sanctity of the holy site.

Hundreds of Jewish extremists storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Hundreds of Jewish extremists storm Al-Aqsa Mosque

Hundreds of Jewish extremists have stormed Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque in the first of a series of planned intrusions timed to coincide with the ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cracks emerge in the Saudi-UAE alliance

This week we look at escalating tensions between Saudi-Emirati allies in Yemen, tit-for-tat criticism and the re-emergence of the Islamic State militant group.

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Saudi public calls for UAE expulsion from Yemen coalition

Twitter users demanded action from Riyadh after UAE forces bombed positions belonging to Yemen’s Saudi-backed national army this week, prompting ...

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Suicide attack kills UAE-backed separatists in Yemen's embattled Aden

A number of UAE-backed southern separatists were killed in a suicide bombing in Yemen's embattled temporary capital on Friday.

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UAE calls Saudi-backed Yemen forces 'terrorists' amid Aden tensions

The UAE confirmed 'precise and direct airstrikes' on Wednesday and Thursday hit militias in the interim capital Aden, where UAE-backed ...

Yemen's Hadi accuses UAE of 'aggression' with Aden airstrikes

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Yemen's Hadi accuses UAE of 'aggression' with Aden airstrikes

Yemen's president said the UAE was behind airstrikes in the south of the country.

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Saudis furious after Turkey 'admits taking' holy Black Stone

Saudi Twitter users claimed Turkey has admitted to 'stealing' fragments of the Black Stone, kept safe in the Ka'aba after Ankara's state news ...

Saudis furious after Turkey 'admits stealing' holy Black Stone

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Saudis furious after Turkey 'admits stealing' holy Black Stone

Saudi Twitter users claimed Turkey has admitted to 'stealing' fragments of the Black Stone, kept safe in the Ka'aba after Ankara's state news ...

Eighteen years after 9/11, what's going on in Guantanamo?

Katy Stone

Eighteen years after 9/11, what's going on in Guantanamo?

Dispatches from Guantanamo: A week at the pre-trial 9/11 hearings brings the challenges of the remote island war court sharply into focus.

French Centre cancels Jerusalem event after Israeli police <em>intrusion</em>

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French Centre cancels Jerusalem event after Israeli police intrusion

Israeli authorities have closed a French cultural centre and reportedly arrested the head of a Palestinian women's association ahead of a ...

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