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More than 100,000 people have been displaced since fighting erupted earlier this month.

In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

Biden administration, Iran already in talks for 'weeks': report

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Biden administration, Iran already in talks for 'weeks': report

The bilateral meetings have excluded other key signatories to the landmark 2015 deal, according to an Iranian source.

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'Disturbing' allegations of rape in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: UN

"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent violence."

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US charges Indonesian extremist in 2002 Bali bombings

US military prosecutors filed charges against an Indonesian Islamic extremist and two others in the 2002 Bali bombings and 2003 Jakarta attacks.

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and ...

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

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Amid crippling sanctions, Iran traders seek lifeline in Iraq

To avoid the US sanctions imposed on Iran, traders are crossing the border into neighbouring Iraq to sell their wares.

Bomb kills four Pakistani soldiers: officials

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Bomb kills four Pakistani soldiers: officials

At least four soldiers were killed when their vehicle was blown up in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

Death toll from Sudan's Darfur clashes rises above 200

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Death toll from Sudan's Darfur clashes rises above 200

The death toll from recent violence in Sudan's Darfur region has risen above 200.

Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

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Netanyahu urges Biden to 'strengthen' US-Israel alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on new US President Joe Biden to "strengthen" the two countries' alliance.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

Giovanni Vimercati

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

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Iran hits Trump with last-minute sanctions

Iran imposed sanctions on outgoing US President Donald Trump and several of his top aides and advisers.

US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

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IS militants reportedly behind explosions in central Iraq

The explosion was reported by some outlets as US airstrikes on Iran-backed militants in Iraq, prompting US CENTCOM to quickly clear air on the ...

Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

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Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

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Trump decorates Bahrain king on last day in office

Donald Trump announced his bestowal of the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, on King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

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Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh ...

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