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US soldiers dead in IS suicide bombing in Manbij

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US soldiers dead in IS suicide bombing in Manbij

An American soldier has been confirmed dead in a bomb attack on a US convoy in Manbij city.

Date of publication: 16 January, 2019

Gaza teachers' jobs remain uncertain despite UN’s fundraising success

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

Gaza teachers' jobs remain uncertain despite UN’s fundraising success

The UNRWA just about overcame its US-induced funding shortfall, but the organisation has still failed to restore the pay and positions it had cut earlier, causing protests in Gaza.

Florida official says Rashida Tlaib may 'blow up' Congress

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Florida official says Rashida Tlaib may 'blow up' Congress

A Florida city commissioner has come under fire after claiming that Palestinian-American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a danger to the US ...

Canada agency hires guard for Saudi runaway's safety

The New Arab

Canada agency hires guard for Saudi runaway's safety

Following threats against Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, Toronto agency Costi ...

Israel, Egypt exclude Turkey from EastMed gas forum

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Israel, Egypt exclude Turkey from EastMed gas forum

The launch of the East Mediterranean gas forum may split the region in half, analysts say, as Israel, Egypt and five other states cooperate on energy issues.

BeIN launches website to expose 'Saudi state-sponsored piracy'

The New Arab & agencies

BeIN launches website to expose 'Saudi state-sponsored piracy'

The Doha-based beIN media group has launched a 'reveal-all' website to expose alleged Saudi-backed piracy of the network's television programmes.

UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns against new clashes in Libya capital

The UN's Libya mission warned against clashes in the country's capital on Wednesday as tensions rose between rival militias.

Asian Cup: Palestine attack Jordan in waves

Uri Levy

Asian Cup: Palestine attack Jordan in waves

Syria drops out of the tournament, and Palestine are left clinging on, waiting on today's results.

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

The New Arab & agencies

New envoy in Syria to revive UN mediation efforts

Geir Pedersen's visit to Syria comes at a time of heightened tension between the top foreign brokers of a conflict that has already killed more ...

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US police arrest journalist working for Iran's Press TV

American Marzieh Hashemi has been arrested in the US, the news channel said on Wednesday, as relatives share reports of her ill-treatment by authorities.

Malaysia says it won't host events which include Israel

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Malaysia says it won't host events which include Israel

Malaysia has confirmed its ban on Israeli athletes attending the World Para Swimming Championships in July and has announced a blanket ban on Israelis participating in future sports events.

Explosion, gunfire heard at scene of Nairobi attack

The New Arab & agencies

Explosion, gunfire heard at scene of Nairobi attack

Witnesses have reported hearing a blast and gunfire at a Nairobi hotel complex attacked by al-Shabab militants a day earlier.

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Palestine to launch bid for full UN membership

Despite knowing the membership will be vetoed, the Palestinian government has said it will launch a bid for full UN membership.

Sudanese police attack protesters with tear gas

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Sudanese police attack protesters with tear gas

Protesters in Khartoum were attacked with tear gas by Sudanese police.

Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter: PM

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Foreign troops in Iraq cut by a quarter: PM

Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said that the number of foreign troops in Iraq was cut by a quarter in 2018, with some 8,000 still present today.

Casualties as 'suicide bomber targets US coalition' in Manbij

The New Arab

Casualties as 'suicide bomber targets US coalition' in Manbij

A bomb has exploded in the flash-point Syrian city of Manbij, with reports of fatalities.

UN Security Council to vote on Yemen observer mission

The New Arab

UN Security Council to vote on Yemen observer mission

A British-drafted resolution authorising the deployment of up to 75 monitors is likely to be voted on by the council on Wednesday, according to diplomats.

What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

Austin Bodetti

What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

Feature: The legacy of the medieval polymath Avicenna has offered Iranians an opportunity to engage with the intersection of their Islamic and ...

Hanan al-Shaykh's The Occasional Virgin explores Arab women's identity

Sumaiyya Naseem

Hanan al-Shaykh's The Occasional Virgin explores Arab women's identity

Book Club: Hanan al-Shaykh's The Occasional Virgin explores a refreshingly well-bonded female friendship, strengthened by their past and lack of ...

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US could purchase Israel's Iron Dome missile system

The US is looking to buy Israel's Iron Dome defence system.

'All terrorists eliminated' following Nairobi hotel attack

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'All terrorists eliminated' following Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya's president has announced the end of an operation to clear a Nairobi building complex of militants.

MbS henchman Qahtani fired over Khashoggi murder 'still active'

The New Arab

MbS henchman Qahtani fired over Khashoggi murder 'still active'

Saud al-Qahtani was dismissed from his position for his involvement in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, however sources revealed the top aide remains active in the kingdom.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: UAE and Bahrain make knockout stage

The Emirates hosted Thailand's 'War Elephants' at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain on Monday, taking a draw while Bahrain beats India 1-0.

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