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Iraq's PM Kadhimi will visit Trump in Washington on 20 August, signalling US-Iran ties are recovering seven months after breaking down over the US strike on Baghdad

Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Afghan forces, Taliban clash after ceasefire end

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Afghan forces, Taliban clash after ceasefire end

Two clashes broke out Wednesday in the eastern province of Ghazni.

Beirut a 'wake-up call' for Israel's Haifa, warns mayor

The New Arab Staff

Beirut a 'wake-up call' for Israel's Haifa, warns mayor

The mayor of Haifa, home to Israel's largest industrial area, warned of a scenario similar to the Beirut explosion could strike the ...

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Utter devastation as toll from Beirut blast tops 100

As the death toll from the devastating Beirut blast tops 100, thousands of survivors were left homeless and thousands more crammed into ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

The Israeli military struck targets in Syria after it said militants tried to plant explosives in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Israeli jets <em>strike</em> Hamas targets in Gaza: military

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

Israel said on Sunday night a "projectile" fired from Gaza had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-rocket system.

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Yemen's Houthis down 'US spy drone' near Saudi border

A US spy drone was downed by Yemen's Houthis near the border with Saudi Arabia, the rebels said on Sunday.

Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

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Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

The Israeli army said on Monday that it had thwarted an attempt by a militant cell in Syria to plant explosive devices along its northern border ...

Israel, Hezbollah 'don't want new war': Experts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel, Hezbollah 'don't want new war': Experts

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah spiked last Monday along the UN-demarcated Blue Line after months of relative calm.

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

Armed group attacks village in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal chief

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Armed group attacks village in Sudan's Darfur: Tribal chief

Armed men set fire to and looted homes, in the latest violence to strike a remote region in Sudan.

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in Shiraz

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's PM promises early parliamentary polls for June 2021

Fulfilling a key demand of the months-long protest movement, Prime Minister Kadhimi announced Iraq's parliamentary elections would be held in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi army: Two rockets target Baghdad airport, no casualties

No casualties were caused when two rockets targeted Baghdad airport.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Ukraine hold 'constructive' talks on downed airliner

The two states agreed that a 'most transparent and unbiased investigation by Iran is needed'.

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

The New Arab Staff

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Australia accused of failing academic jailed in Iran

Australia's foreign ministry this week said Kylie Moore-Gilber case remained one of its "highest priorities, including for our embassy officials ...

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

The New Arab Staff

Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

Hunger will kill children in Lebanon by 2021: charity

The New Arab & agencies

Hunger will kill children in Lebanon by 2021: charity

Children are likely to starve to death in Beirut amid Lebanon's economic crisis, according to Save The Children.

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