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Islamic State 'beheads' Haftar's soldiers in Libya

23 August, 2017

Reports are emerging of an attack on the Libyan National Army in central Libya by Islamic State fighters, leading to the beheading of soldiers.

The Iraq Report: Terror and corruption cripple hopes

23 August, 2017

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

Austerity amnesia: Saudi king splurges $100m on Moroccan holiday

22 August, 2017

Saudi king single-handedly boosts Morocco's expected tourism revenue with lavish $100 million stay in private holiday complex.

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

22 August, 2017

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

UAE approves new 'sin tax' on tobacco, energy drinks

22 August, 2017

Abu Dhabi wants to boost revenue in a time of cheap oil.

What is Russia's game in Libya?

22 August, 2017

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa Haftar, it is acting strategically to keep all potential emerging leaders on side, writes Guma ElGamaty.

Iraqi Kurds 'may postpone' independence vote for Baghdad concessions

21 August, 2017

Iraqi Kurds could postpone a planned 25 September independence referendum in return for political and economic concessions from Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said on Saturday.

Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

20 August, 2017

Shell loaded 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Libyan port of Zueitina on Saturday, industry sources said, its first cargo from the war-torn country in over five years.

Iraqi Shia militias 'train children' to fight in Kirkuk

20 August, 2017

An Iraqi Shia militia has allegedly established a large military camp near Kirkuk, dedicated to training children 'to take up arms'.

Libyan National Army arrests Haftar-linked commander sought by ICC

19 August, 2017

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has detained Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a senior military commander suspected of executing dozens of prisoners in the war-torn city of Benghazi.

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