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Twin blasts kill dozens outside Istanbul stadium

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Twin blasts kill dozens outside Istanbul stadium

At least 29 people were killed and 166 injured after two explosions struck outside a football stadium in Istanbul Saturday night, the Turkish health ministry said.

Date of publication: 11 December, 2016

Iran summons British envoy to protest PM's comments

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Iran summons British envoy to protest PM's comments

Iran summoned the British ambassador Saturday to protest against "interference" by Prime Minister Theresa May after she told Gulf leaders she would help counter the country's influence in the region.

US, Russia meet in Geneva 'to end Aleppo bloodshed' US, Russia meet in Geneva 'to end Aleppo bloodshed'

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US, Russia meet in Geneva 'to end Aleppo bloodshed'

UN's special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura says he hopes that the Geneva meeting between Moscow and Washington on Saturday will end the ...

Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push

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Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push

The White House said it will deploy some 200 soldiers to assist in the global ...

Iraq's Iran-backed militias 'vying for control of Syria border'

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Iraq's Iran-backed militias 'vying for control of Syria border'

Iraq's Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) want to control the northern and western borders with Syria, according to Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

University of Manchester must follow students and endorse BDS

Huda Ammori and Etisha Choudhury

University of Manchester must follow students and endorse BDS

The University of Manchester must end ties to Israeli universities and companies complicit in the occupation and human rights abuses in Palestine, argues BDS activists Huda Ammori and Etisha Choudhury

'Largest' student union in Britian adopts BDS 'Largest' student union in Britian adopts BDS

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'Largest' student union in Britian adopts BDS

University of Manchester's student union adopted BDS motions on Thursday as activists seek to pressure university administrators to withdraw investments from Israeli companies.

Islamic State loses $2m revenue as airstrikes destroy oil-tankers

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Islamic State loses $2m revenue as airstrikes destroy oil-tankers

An estimated $2 million worth of Islamic State oil revenue was destroyed by the US-led global coalition against the militant group on Friday.

Kuwait names new oil minister as 'royal cabinet' formed

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Kuwait names new oil minister as 'royal cabinet' formed

Kuwait's prime minister formed a cabinet on Saturday that includes a new oil minister but keeps all the ruling family members, following ...

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IS bomber kills 35 government soldiers in Aden

An IS claimed bombing has killed 35 government soldiers in the coastal city of Aden on Saturday, in the latest militant attack on the temporary capital.

#Trending: Arab twitterati mournful on International Human Rights Day

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#Trending: Arab twitterati mournful on International Human Rights Day

Social media users across the Arab world take to Twitter to mark the International Human Rights Day on Saturday, lamenting the state of human rights in the region.

Donald Trump dissolved four 'Saudi-linked' business ventures post-election Donald Trump dissolved four 'Saudi-linked' business ventures post-election

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Donald Trump dissolved four 'Saudi-linked' business ventures post-election

Video: business ventures set up in Saudi Arabia by Donald Trump have been shut down since the election, as the President-elect prepares to make changes to avoid conflict of interest.

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Russia interfered to help Trump win election: CIA report

A secret CIA assessment into cyberattacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle found that Russia sought to help Donald Trump win the presidency race.

IS militants down Syrian regime jet near ancient Palmyra

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IS militants down Syrian regime jet near ancient Palmyra

IS-affliate Amaq news agency reported on Saturday that IS militants downed a ...

UN rights council calls session for war-ravaged South Sudan

The New Arab & agencies

UN rights council calls session for war-ravaged South Sudan

The UN human rights council says it will hold a special session on war-ravaged South Sudan next week, following a request from 40 nations led by the United States.

Syrian men and boys missing after entering regime-held Aleppo

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Syrian men and boys missing after entering regime-held Aleppo

The UN has echoed concerns from family members about the fate of hundreds of Syrian men and boys who disappeared when they entered regime-held areas of Aleppo.

Heavy Syrian regime shelling in Aleppo despite Russian 'ceasefire'

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Heavy Syrian regime shelling in Aleppo despite Russian 'ceasefire'

Syrian regime artillery fire hit the rebels' enclave in Aleppo on Friday, despite the announcement of a pause in fire to allow some tens of thousands of trapped civilians out.

Syrian regime fighting Islamic State on edge of Palmyra

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Syrian regime fighting Islamic State on edge of Palmyra

Islamic State extremists battled Syrian regime forces on the outskirts of Palmyra, the ancient town from which they were chased out eight months ...

IS threatens Egypt's Sufis after cleric murders

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IS threatens Egypt's Sufis after cleric murders

Egypt's Sufi community have been threatened by the Islamic State group who demanded members of the following renounce their beliefs.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to submit Erdogan powers bill to parliament

Turkey's ruling party will submit a bill to parliament expanding Erdogan's powers, a move supporters believe will streamline the political system but opponents fear will lead to one-man rule.

Aleppo's White Helmets: We've less than 48 hours left

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Aleppo's White Helmets: We've less than 48 hours left

Brave Syrian Civil Defence volunteers who rush to bomb-hit buildings on daring rescue missions are now pleading for help as regime forces advance on eastern Aleppo.

Worship on a warship

James Brownsell

Worship on a warship

Sailors may be a famously superstitious bunch, but the Navy's chaplaincy service attempts to minister to their spiritual development, even during times of warfare, writes James Brownsell.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya mine-clearing to take weeks in ex-IS bastion

Libyan forces say they will need weeks to clear the multitude of mines planted by the defeated IS in its former stronghold of Sirte before residents can return.

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