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If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose and not just for political and security reasons.

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Sudanese activists fear lifting sanctions will 'greenlight' regime atrocities

Matt Broomfield

Sudanese activists fear lifting sanctions will 'greenlight' regime atrocities

In-depth: Sudanese activists have told The New Arab of their fears the Sudanese regime will step up human rights violations now US sanctions ...

Saudi Arabia's new kingdom: 'Reform accelerated by repression'

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Saudi Arabia's new kingdom: 'Reform accelerated by repression'

Saudi Arabia is modernising, but its programme of reform is being driven by an ...

Yearning to fly: Grounded Sudan Airways plans post-sanctions revival

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Yearning to fly: Grounded Sudan Airways plans post-sanctions revival

US sanctions on Sudan left most of its civilian airplanes largely grounded, but following the lifting of the embargo last week, Sudan Airways is drafting plans to revive its fleet.

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Baghdad-Erbil standoff triggers an 'arms race' in mixed Kirkuk

In-depth: The standoff between Baghdad and Erbil following the Kurdish vote in favour of independence in September is triggering an 'arms race' in the ethnically mixed disputed city of Kirkuk

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

'New Way Forward' deal puts Afghan refugees in danger

The deal allowing the EU to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers puts untold numbers of lives at risk, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

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The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

Welcome to The New Arab's weekly round-up of events in Iraq

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Francesca Mannocchi

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya's future instability

Analysis: Deals with militias to reduce migration to Europe has left Libya at the mercy of warlords tearing the country apart, reports Francesca ...

Scott Weiner

Vocations and vaccinations: The politics of Oman's anti-measles campaign

Analysis: Opening up to greater regional integration and economic diversification presents public health challenges to Oman's policymakers, writes Scott Weiner.

Matt Broomfield

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

EU governments are silencing their internal concerns over massive human rights violations in Sudan while paying out money to prevent the flow of migrants into Europe.

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for Kurds in Iraq and in Syria, writes Paul Iddon.

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

In-depth: Thousands of people have been abducted and killed in Libya, where the ...

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Gareth Browne

The final days of the caliphate in Iraq

In-depth: With the military gathering outside Hawija, people who have suffered now have the confidence to fight back, locals tell Gareth Browne.

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Kirkuk a tense flash point ahead of Iraqi-Kurdish referendum

Tensions in Kirkuk have risen in recent weeks as the rhetoric between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq's central government escalates.

The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence looms

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The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence looms

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq