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Locals said that a number of army checkpoints were set up in the cities of Rafah and Khan Younis, near Gaza’s border with Egypt.

Dozens dead, injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks Dozens dead, injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks

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Dozens dead, injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving at least 14 people dead and injuring more than 100 others.

'Total chaos' at scene of Las Ramblas Barcelona attack

The New Arab & agencies

'Total chaos' at scene of Las Ramblas Barcelona attack

Several fatalities have been reported after a van ploughed into pedestrians along Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday. This is a developing ...

Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Red Cross slams conditions for Raqqa displaced

Those fleeing the fighting in Raqqa are stuck in desperate conditions in desert camps.

The New Arab & agencies

Cash crisis exposes Yemeni rift with UAE

Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is 'strangling' the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a rift between the government and the United Arab Emirates.

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'Jews must respect me' says Richard Spencer after riots

Spencer complained about Jews being 'vastly overrepresented in what you could call the establishment' and then demanded they respect him

Imad K. Harb

To resolve the GCC crisis, keep Trump away

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

The New Arab & agencies

Several fatalities in Barcelona Las Ramblas 'terrorist attack': police

Several fatalities have been reported after a van ploughed into pedestrians along Barcelona's Las Ramblas on Thursday.

Death and life on the Turkish border

Mat Nashed

Death and life on the Turkish border

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe ...

The New Arab & agencies

US-led Raqqa strikes 'killed 59 civilians in three days'

A Syrian war monitor has claimed US-led air strikes on IS-held Raqqa has cost 59 civilians lives in three days, including 21 children.

UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

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UN eyes October for 'real' Syria peace talks: envoy

UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said he hopes to launch "real, substantive" peace talks in October, to allow the opposition to develop a ...

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

UK warns of potential commercial ship attacks off Yemen

The New Arab

UK warns of potential commercial ship attacks off Yemen

The UK issued a warning over potential attacks targeting vessels travelling along the strategic Bab al-Mandab strait, after recent ...

Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

The New Arab

Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, ...

The New Arab

Syrian actress and icon of revolution Fadwa Suleiman dies

Syrian actress Fadwa Suleiman has died at the age of 46. Hailing from Assad's minority Alawite sect, she became a hero for taking a stand against the family's decades-old rule.

Paul Iddon

An American century in Iraq?

Analysis: Washington has been involved in Iraq for at least a quarter of a century already, notes Paul Iddon.

James Snell

Why Nazis love Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad's message of him holding back hordes of enemies and killing 'undesirables' falls on receptive ears in the US' fascist, white ...

The New Arab

Israel confiscates Hebron family land for 'military purposes'

At least 12 acres of Palestinian land has been confiscated by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank allegedly for military purposes, local ...

Hamas security guard killed in 'IS suicide attack' Hamas security guard killed in 'IS suicide attack'

The New Arab

Hamas security guard killed in 'IS suicide attack'

Palestinian security sources report the first incident of a suicide attack in Gaza targeting Hamas forces.

The New Arab & agencies

Malian militants likely behind Burkina Faso restaurant attack

Malian militants were most likely responsible for an attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, which left at least 18 people dead.

Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

The New Arab

Easing tensions? Saudi Arabia 'allows permit-free Hajj to Qataris'

King Salman issues decree offering concessions to Qatari pilgrims following talks between Saudi crown prince and Qatari royal.

<em>Al</em> Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

The New Arab & agencies

Al Jazeera journalist barred from reporting in Israel

Israel has revoked the press credentials of an Al Jazeera journalist, accusing Elias Karram of bias.

Archaeologists uncover three ancient tombs in southern Egypt

The New Arab

Archaeologists uncover three ancient tombs in southern Egypt

Archaeologists hail 'very important' new discovery at a Sahrawi excavation site in southern Egypt.

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