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Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish a friendship group' between Turkey and Egypt.

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, follows a national uproar over mismanagement of dilapidated train lines.

First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the ...

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

The New Arab Staff

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts believes it's time for a shift for appropriate representation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Merkel party leadership backs Laschet as Germany chancellor candidate

Angela Merkel's party early staunchly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate for Germany's elections.

The New Arab Staff

Muslim-majority Albania in shock after Ramadan mosque stabbing attack

A stabbing attack after prayers in a mosque in Tirana has shocked Albania.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi broadcasters 'sounded out' for European Super League rights

Amid outrage at the new European Super League plans, fans have also speculated that matches may also be hosted outside of Europe.

Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

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Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Turks sneak into Europe in passport scam

Turkey has expanded an investigation that dozens of people have used special passports to enter Europe.

Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

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Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks ...

Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

The New Arab Staff

Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

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Iran seemingly denies Saudi talks, Israel fears JCPOA return

Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ankara pushes French, Greek vessels out of Turkish waters

The standoff reportedly ended with the French and Greek vessels leaving the area to conduct their research elsewhere.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

The New Arab Staff

France to hold 'national consultation' to define secularism

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni model held in Houthi prison threatens hunger strike

Entisar Al-Hammadi is a model and actress who has been kidnapped by the Yemeni rebel Houthi group, and is now threatening to go on hunger strike.

Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

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Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi praised the readiness of Iraqi forces to assume the anti-IS combat role when coalition troops leave.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

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Israel interrogates Al-Aqsa Mosque director amid 'Ramadan harassment'

Sheikh Omar Al-Kiswani, the director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, was summoned and interrogated by Israeli intelligence.

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died.

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

Both fighters' camps have reportedly agreed to hold the bout in Saudi Arabia.

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