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Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

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Iraqi military recapture 'whole' of eastern Mosul

Staff General Talib al-Sheghati says the left bank of the Tigris River that divides the city has been 'liberated' and that 'normal life' will return to the saved areas soon.

Date of publication: 18 January, 2017

Yemen: Going to a warzone is no 'adventure'

AbdelHalim AbdAllah

Yemen: Going to a warzone is no 'adventure'

AbdelHalim AbdAllah blogs about travelling to MSF's projects in Yemen, where he saw first-hand some of the brutal realities of civil war.

New Erdogan powers 'huge threat' to democracy, warns HRW

The New Arab & agencies

New Erdogan powers 'huge threat' to democracy, warns HRW

Human Rights Watch has said that the constitutional changes pose a huge threat to human rights, the rule of law, and the country’s democratic ...

IS religious police fired for 'drinking alcohol, visiting prostitutes'

The New Arab

IS religious police fired for 'drinking alcohol, visiting prostitutes'

Documents belonging to the Islamic State group's police force in Mosul reveal ...

Consequences of Syria war dangerous for everyone, warns Guterres

The New Arab & agencies

Consequences of Syria war dangerous for everyone, warns Guterres

Antonio Guterres, the new UN chief, says the Syrian conflict has triggered instability in the Middle East and terrorist attacks across the world.

Iran 'hostile' to US involvement in Syria talks

The New Arab & agencies

Iran 'hostile' to US involvement in Syria talks

Iranian officials say they are 'hostile' to the presence of the United States joining Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week and that they have not invited them.

Doctor who helped US find Osama 'won't be freed'

The New Arab

Doctor who helped US find Osama 'won't be freed'

Pakistan accused Dr Shakil Afridi of running a fake vaccination campaign in which he collected DNA samples to help the CIA confirm Osama bin Laden's identity.

Trump on Syria

James Brownsell

Trump on Syria

Blog: A few of The Donald's thoughts on the six-year civil war and world's most significant humanitarian disaster...

The wedding conflict: Why Gazans are refusing marriage

Mohammed Arafat

The wedding conflict: Why Gazans are refusing marriage

Official Palestinian statistics show that there are 125,000 single women of marriageable age, in a population of 180,000.

The New Arab

Egypt lawyer 'gives the finger' amid islands verdict celebrations

Khaled Ali, a former presidential candidate, was photographed and filmed making the ill-mannered gesture following Monday's ruling.

Egypt puts ex-footballer Mohammed Aboutrika on terror list

The New Arab

Egypt puts ex-footballer Mohammed Aboutrika on terror list

Former football star Mohammed Aboutrika has been added to the authorities' terror list based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's Sisi: Trump's 'heart-touching truthfulness' led to election victory

The New Arab

Egypt's Sisi: Trump's 'heart-touching truthfulness' led to election victory

US President-elect Donald Trump won the elections because his "honesty and truthfulness" touched the hearts of voters, Egypt's president has said.

Jo Schietti

Analysis: Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian, after all

Monday's final court ruling over the Red Sea islands came amid public outcry at Sisi government's unpopular agreement with Saudi Arabia, reports Jo Schietti.

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted by President Obama

The New Arab & agencies

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted by President Obama

Barack Obama has pardoned Chelsea Manning in one of his final acts as ...

UK Prime Minister May 'rejects' investigation into Israeli embassy

The New Arab

UK Prime Minister May 'rejects' investigation into Israeli embassy

No further action will be taken after revelations of threats by a UK-based Israeli diplomat to interfere in British political scene.

Inquest reveals security failings at resort attacked in Tunisia

The New Arab & agencies

Inquest reveals security failings at resort attacked in Tunisia

An inquest has criticised the lack of security in place at the Sousse resort where 30 British tourists were killed in June 2015.

Saudi Arabia's energy minister upbeat despite US shale recovery

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia's energy minister upbeat despite US shale recovery

Saudi Arabia is putting on a brave face as US shale recovery looms, which could override global production caps and threaten to drive oil prices down even further.

Deal reached to end 'trade war' on Tunisia-Libya border

The New Arab & agencies

Deal reached to end 'trade war' on Tunisia-Libya border

Protests at a Tunisian border town with Libya have brought trade to a standstill, but a deal with authorities could see commerce resume again.

Syria regime, rebels name delegation heads for Astana talks

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime, rebels name delegation heads for Astana talks

Talks on the nearly six-year-old conflict, organised by Turkey, Russia and Iran, are set to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital Astana.

The New Arab

Libyan dissident Belhaj wins right to sue British government

Abdul-Hakim Belhaj has won the right to sue British ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw over allegations that the UK government allowed the Gaddafi regime to torture him.

Welcome back, OPEC

Stasa Salacanin

Welcome back, OPEC

Analysis: Two years of squabbling over plunging prices almost disbanded the oil cartel, but after several non-OPEC countries got on board to limit production, OPEC's back in the game.

Don't let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria

The New Arab

Don't let 2017 repeat tragedies of 2016 for Syria

Top UN officials are appealing for immediate, unconditional and safe access to reach the children and families who are still cut off from relief aid across Syria.

Hadani Ditmars

Palm Springs presents cinema a world away from Hollywood

Society: The annual international film festival is only 100 miles from Western cinema's iconic home, but offers delights from around the globe, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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