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Iraqi forces make quick gains in IS-held Tal Afar

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Iraqi forces make quick gains in IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces have advanced from the south into Tal Afar, as the last Islamic State group militants prepare to 'fight to the death' in the stronghold.

Date of publication: 20 August, 2017

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring football back to America.

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

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These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their ...

Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

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Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

Qatar on Saturday took further action with international organizations over the ...

South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

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South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

South Sudan is the most difficult place in the world for aid workers, a senior UN official said on Friday, with at least 15 killed so far in 2017.

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake IS-held Tal Afar

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Iraqi forces begin operation to retake IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned that IS fighters holed up in Tal Afar have no option but to 'surrender or die'.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

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Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, said an army statement.

Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

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Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

Shell loaded 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Libyan port of Zueitina on Saturday, industry sources said, its first cargo from the war-torn ...

Lebanese army raises Spanish flag on recaptured IS position

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese army raises Spanish flag on recaptured IS position

Lebanese soldiers waging an offensive on IS jihadists near border with Syria pictured raising Spain's flag on a recaptured militant position, in ...

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Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

Qatar's ambassador to Turkey rejects Gulf states' demands regarding Doha's military ties to Ankara, saying that no dialogue about Qatar's sovereignty will be entertained.

Arab foreign ministers back US meditation in Israel-Palestine conflict

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Arab foreign ministers back US meditation in Israel-Palestine conflict

Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers on said they would support US=led mediation efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a meeting in Cairo.

Spain grants conditional release to German-Turkish writer

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Spain grants conditional release to German-Turkish writer

Ankara's efforts to extradite an Erdogan critic from Spain have been frustrated after Dogan Akhanli was granted conditional release in Madrid.

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UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: Saudi leaders are crazy

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington has mocked Saudi Arabia as "f***in coo coo!" in the latest series of emails to be leaked from the controversial diplomat.

Hamas slams Palestinian Authority for its 'violations against journalists'

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Hamas slams Palestinian Authority for its 'violations against journalists'

Gaza-based Hamas have accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) security services ...

Spanish police search for Moroccan imam following Barcelona attacks

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Spanish police search for Moroccan imam following Barcelona attacks

Investigators searched the home of Abdelbaki es Satty, an imam who abruptly quit working at a mosque in the Spanish town near Barcelona.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian after alleged stabbing attack

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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian after alleged stabbing attack

Shortly after Zahran died, the Hamas movement published a martyr poster mourning his death

Iran says top priority is to 'protect nuclear deal'

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Iran says top priority is to 'protect nuclear deal'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the top foreign policy concern for his new government is to protect a nuclear deal with world powers being scrapped by US.

State funeral for Pakistan's German-born 'Mother Teresa'

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State funeral for Pakistan's German-born 'Mother Teresa'

Pakistan laid to rest German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau on Saturday in a state funeral where she was honoured for devoting her life to ...

Video: Lebanon launches taxi service...for pets Video: Lebanon launches taxi service...for pets

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Video: Lebanon launches taxi service...for pets

A Lebanese entrepreneur has launched a new taxi company just for pets, offering a paw-some new service for pet owners in the country.

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

UK refuses visas for Arab artists at Edinburgh festival

Charlie Hoyle

UK refuses visas for Arab artists at Edinburgh festival

A quarter of visas for Arab artists performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe were rejected, forcing the first ever showcase of contemporary Arab art to cancel or rework several productions.

Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

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Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

The New Arab has put together some of the major statements made on Islam by the now ex-chief strategist of the White House, Steve Bannon.

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Children in Palestine face a 'worsening crisis,' says NGO

There are more than two million Palestinian children whose lives are at risk because of Israeli home demolitions, settlements, arbitrary arrests and being abused by Israeli soldiers.

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In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe zones', reports Mat Nashed.

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Scrapping the controversial rape law in Lebanon remains a small step towards ending violence against women, KAFA activist Maya Ammar tells The New Arab.

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