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Egypt's top Muslim cleric has 'unilaterally' decided to strongly condemn Trump's announcement that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sources say.

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift a ban on the country.

Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

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Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

Plans for a new Egyptian capital were first announced in March 2015 and it has been touted as a solution to overcrowding, pollution and rising house prices in Cairo.

Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

Arab League demands Trump rescind Jerusalem recognition

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Arab League demands Trump rescind Jerusalem recognition

Arab foreign ministers on Saturday urged the United States to rescind its controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling on ...

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Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem move

Egypt's Coptic Pope has cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in Cairo later this month in protest at Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Diana Alghoul

Londoners protest outside US embassy in solidarity with Jerusalem

London was not the first city to protest in solidarity with Jerusalem, and it won't be the last. Trump's announcement has fuelled the passion ...

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Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US vice president

Egypt's highest religious institution cancelled a meeting with the American vice president, due to take place on December 20, following ...

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Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

Syrian men and boys have suffered sexual violence in detention centres and checkpoints manned by armed factions – but also in countries hosting ...

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with ...

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian ...

Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

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Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

Tehran slammed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Iran is carrying out “destabilising actions” by supporting groups across ...

Al-Azhar warns Jerusalem embassy move will 'open hell's floodgates'

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Al-Azhar warns Jerusalem embassy move will 'open hell's floodgates'

The Grand Imam of al-Azhar in Egypt has said US plans to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem will 'open the floodgates of hell to the ...

Houthis rally in Sanaa after killing Yemen's Saleh

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Houthis rally in Sanaa after killing Yemen's Saleh

Thousands of Houthi supporters rallied in Sanaa on Tuesday as the rebels consolidated their grip on the Yemeni capital after killing former ally ...

Knives and guns: How Iraqi women handle street harassers

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Knives and guns: How Iraqi women handle street harassers

Women and girls in Iraq face harassment on the streets every time they leave their houses. They tell The New Arab of the different ways they ...

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, writes Sam Hamad.

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Trump delays Jerusalem embassy move announcement

American president Donald Trump has delayed his announcement due Monday on whether the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem

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Kuwait unites Qatari-Gulf families separated by Saudi-led blockade

Families torn apart by the blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain speak of the difficulties they face in trying to reunited and ...

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What war in Yemen looks like after Saleh

While Yemen's Houthi rebels feel jubilant to have killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the long-term consequences will be grave and ...

UN voices alarm as HIV up 40% in Egypt

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UN voices alarm as HIV up 40% in Egypt

Social stigma, coupled with lack of funding is hindering efforts to tackle HIV in Egypt leading to a 40% spike in the epidemic the UN agency ...

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Kushner says Trump close to decision on Jerusalem recognition

US President Donald Trump is close to making a decision on whether to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, his son-in-law and Middle East ...

Jordan warns Trump against Jerusalem recognition

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Jordan warns Trump against Jerusalem recognition

Jordan’s foreign minister has warned the US of "dangerous consequences" if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Egyptian colonel arrested after announcing presidential bid

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Egyptian colonel arrested after announcing presidential bid

Egyptian military authorities have ordered that an army colonel be detained for 15 days for publishing a video 'that stated political views.'

Jerusalem embassy move 'could fuel violence,' Arab league warns

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Jerusalem embassy move 'could fuel violence,' Arab league warns

The head of the Arab League has warned that recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital would fuel fanaticism and violence.

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