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Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

US forces killed the head of the Islamic State group's Afghanistan branch, the Pentagon said on Friday, marking the third time in a year the franchise has lost its leader.

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Refugees riot as tensions in Greek camps boil over

The pressure building on refugees stuck on Greek islands was bound to show eventually, reports Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Choosing peace over justice: The return of Hekmatyar

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Choosing peace over justice: The return of Hekmatyar

One of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords has taken a seat with the other criminals and corrupt cronies in the nation's 'unity' government, ...

Refugee children marginalised in Greek schools

Katja Lihtenvalner

Refugee children marginalised in Greek schools

In-depth: Officials wanted refugee children kept away from Greek youngsters. Far-right activists agreed. But some projects are ignoring ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran witnesses opium plague as drug addiction soars

The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium the country's most popular narcotic.

The New Arab & agencies

Canadian man found guilty of trying to join IS

A 29-year-old Canadian was found guilty of attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria, reports said on Tuesday, in the first case of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on Sunday targeted police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killing at least five officers and wounding ...

The New Arab

Activists want India's 'hate-preacher' Zakir Naik banned from Lebanon

Activists in Lebanon are launching a campaign to ban controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik from entering the country, after a local cleric ...

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

Diana Alghoul

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

As long as we are less likely to show solidarity with victims of state violence, governments would feel as though they are able to instil ...

The New Arab

Five-year-old refugee killed by Afghan national in German camp

A 41-year-old Afghan national stabbed a five-year-old child refugee at a shelter in southeastern Germany, authorities said on Sunday.

Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens

The New Arab & agencies

Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens

Three blasts hit mourners at a cemetery in the Khair Khana district.

Carnage in Kabul as scores killed in truck bomb

The New Arab & agencies

Carnage in Kabul as scores killed in truck bomb

At least 80 people have been killed and 320 wounded, but authorities warn the toll could yet rise.

In Sweden, unaccompanied <em>Afghan</em> teenage refugees turn to heroin

The New Arab & agencies

In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

Around 100 unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 have been caught using heroin as they wait for their applications to be processed.

Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan

A huge car bomb has killed at least 18 people in eastern Afghanistan, mostly civilians marking the first day of Ramadan where Muslims fast from ...

Malak Chabkoun

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Comment: In his recent article, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif claims he will gift peace to the region; an assertion to be treated with suspicion and contempt, writes Malak Chabkoun.

Mona Alami

Assad turns to Iran to help 'stabilise' battered economy

Comment: Syria's economic situation remains in dire straits, but relative 'stability' in regime-held areas has seen Assad turn to Iran for new ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

Qatar says it's the subject of an 'orchestrated campaign' to tarnish the image of the emirate, following a series of negative articles in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

A roadside bomb killed eleven members of an Afghan family, including five women and five children, reports confirmed on Wednesday.

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

Unidentified militants stormed Afghanistan's national television and radio station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials and ...

Laura Cesaretti

Malalai Joya: One woman standing against warlords

Exclusive interview: Malalai Joya, the former Afghan parliamentarian, tells The New Arab that education is key to empowering the people ...

Afghanistan security to 'deteriorate' in 2018, warns US intelligence

The New Arab & agencies

Afghanistan security to 'deteriorate' in 2018, warns US intelligence

The Afghan military will continue to struggle with an emboldened Taliban insurgency, paving the way for more US troops into the country.

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Islamic State's Afghanistan 'mastermind leader' killed in targeted raid

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic State's Afghanistan 'mastermind leader' killed in targeted raid

Abdul Hasib, whose group is affiliated with IS in Iraq and Syria, was reportedly killed last month in a targeted raid by special forces in the ...

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