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Mosul's Old City in sight, despite civilian airstrike deaths

Gareth Browne

Mosul's Old City in sight, despite civilian airstrike deaths

Battle update: Iraq's elite units continue to advance towards surrounding Mosul's Old City, where IS militants are expected to make their final stand, reports Gareth Browne.

Date of publication: 28 March, 2017

UN experts call on UAE to release detained activist

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UN experts call on UAE to release detained activist

A group of UN rights experts on Tuesday called on the UAE to immediately release leading human rights activist, Ahmed Mansoor.

Israeli minister demands probe into Palestinian theatre

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Israeli minister demands probe into Palestinian theatre

Israel's Culture Minister has called for an investigation into the al-Midan theatre in Haifa after a director refused to call an Palestinian ...

Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump on April 3

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Egypt's Sisi to meet Trump on April 3

The White House has announced that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ...

World Cup qualifiers: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

World Cup qualifiers: This week in Middle East football

National teams were focused on their attempts to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with the Syrian regime using the occasion to win PR points.

UN chief urges Arab unity to resolve Syria conflict

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UN chief urges Arab unity to resolve Syria conflict

UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Arab leaders Tuesday to set aside their differences to confront Syria's six-year conflict, ahead of an Arab League meeting in the Jordanian capital.

Tunisian official 'caught red-handed taking bribe'

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Tunisian official 'caught red-handed taking bribe'

A Tunisian regional official was sacked on Monday by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed after allegedly getting 'caught red-handed' taking a bribe.

Kurds 'consolidating control' over Iraq's Kirkuk and liberated areas

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Kurds 'consolidating control' over Iraq's Kirkuk and liberated areas

Kurdish factions are refusing calls to withdraw from areas they helped liberate from Islamic State control recently, and are asserting their ...

Iraqi forces 'using imprecise Iranian missiles' in Mosul battle

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Iraqi forces 'using imprecise Iranian missiles' in Mosul battle

Former governor of Mosul Atheel al-Nujaifi says the Iraqi army is using Iranian-made weapons, warning that some of the missile launchers are not ...

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Mosul massacre aftermath: US-led coalition 'failing to protect civilians'

Amnesty International says that coalition forces battling the Islamic State group in Mosul may be in 'flagrant violation' of international law by failing to take measures to prevent civilian deaths.

Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya's 'unity government'

Valerie Stocker

Upheaval in Tripoli and Misrata rocks Libya's 'unity government'

In-depth: Violence and protests in Libya's capital shed light on the manifold divisions that impede the country's unity government from imposing its authority, explains Valerie Stocker.

Changing perceptions of mental health in the Gaza Strip

Hannah Ware

Changing perceptions of mental health in the Gaza Strip

As mental health becomes an increasing concern in the Gaza Strip, the Palestine Trauma Centre is proactively placing a stronger emphasis on advocacy, writes Hannah Ware.

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US-backed operations paused for repairs at 'endangered' Syria dam

Fighting between a US-backed Syrian militia and Islamic State militants near an endangered dam in north-eastern Syria continued, sparking Russian criticism.

Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

The New Arab

Thousands of Muslim Chinese 'fighting with militants in Syria'

A report released by Israel's foreign ministry claims that thousands of Muslim ...

Wu Tang Clan rapper releases song dedicated to refugees

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Wu Tang Clan rapper releases song dedicated to refugees

Video: Hip Hop legend calls on America to remember that it was built by immigrants in new track dedicated to refugees.

Jungle Republic: Lebanese detained for 'cussing officials' on Facebook

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Jungle Republic: Lebanese detained for 'cussing officials' on Facebook

A Lebanese court issued an arrest warrant on Monday against activist Ahmad Amhaz on charges of defamation and insulting high ranking officials.

Iran opens bases to Russia as Rouhani visits Moscow

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Iran opens bases to Russia as Rouhani visits Moscow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected on Tuesday to meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria and trade deals between the two countries.

Muslim anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

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Muslim anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

South Africa mourns Mandela comrade and former Robben Island inmate who spent decades fighting against racial discrimination.

London attacker's wife 'shocked and saddened' by husband's crime

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London attacker's wife 'shocked and saddened' by husband's crime

Rohey Hydara becomes the latest member of Khalid Masood's family to condemn his actions and extend condolences to his victims.

The New Arab & agencies

Amazon buys Arab e-retailer Souq.com despite $800 million counteroffer

Amazon buys the Middle East's biggest online retailer Souq.com for an undisclosed amount, a day after a counteroffer of $800 million from the operator of Dubai's biggest mall became public.

Skiing: Kashmir's slice of 'paradise' has big ambitions

The New Arab & agencies

Skiing: Kashmir's slice of 'paradise' has big ambitions

Indian Kashmir's only ski resort is already a favourite among aficionados for its silky snows, but it is now trying to attract international-level competition to its slopes.

WHO demands humanitarian access to Syria's East Ghouta

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WHO demands humanitarian access to Syria's East Ghouta

The World Health Organization on Monday demanded immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access to Syria’s East Ghouta, where more than 300,000 people are besieged without medical facilities.

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Spanish court investigates Syrian officials over torture, execution

A Spanish judge has ordered an investigation into nine Syrian officials over the disappearance and execution of a truck driver in 2013.

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