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Websites that are deemed to 'constitute a threat' could be blocked by judicial order following new legislation signed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia are preparing for the official beginning of the hajj pilgrimage which starts on Sunday.

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Sam Hamad

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Jerusalem 'stabbing attempt'

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Jerusalem 'stabbing attempt'

The suspect is believed to be an Israeli citizen from the Palestinian majority town of Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel.

Iran-backed Iraq militias 'profiting from hajj visas'

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Iran-backed Iraq militias 'profiting from hajj visas'

Over half of hajj pilgrimage visas handed out by Saudi authorities to Iraqi politicians, religious leaders and prominent militias have ...

Paul Iddon

Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

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Egypt working on five year Hamas-Israel truce in Gaza

A long-term truce could pave the way for talks on other issues, including easing Israel's crippling blockade and a prisoner swap of Palestinian ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Foreign militants are taking over Libya’s Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

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US police officer uses Taser on Syrian grandmother

A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old Syrian grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of ...

Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

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Iraq arrests officers over 'extortion, torture' of Mosul refugee

Iraqi authorities have arrested two military officers for allegedly detaining a woman displaced from the city of Mosul in a metal container to ...

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Iraqi warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

The airstrikes by F-16s targeted a meeting of would-be suicide bombers who intended to strike in Iraq during next week’s Muslim Eid ...

Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

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Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

Iraqi airstrike destroys Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

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Iraqi airstrike destroys Islamic State 'operations room' in Syria

An Iraqi airstrike killed a number of Islamic State militants and destroyed the group's operations room in neighbouring Syria, authorities said ...

Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

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Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

Iraq's justice ministry on Thursday said six criminals were hanged for shedding the blood of Iraqi citizens.

IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's ...

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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Egypt spy chief 'visits Israel for Hamas truce talks'

Egypt's intelligence chief has visited Tel Aviv to discuss the details of negotiations to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, ...

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UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring ...

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Imprisoned Saudi cleric faces 'secret trial' without legal representation

Saudi authorities are prosecuting a prominent detained cleric in a secret trial without legal representation, the cleric's son has said.

Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

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Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from 19-24 August.

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Palestine condemns new Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority has condemned a plan to build 20,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied city of Jerusalem as a "declaration of ...

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

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Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Doctors in Aleppo continue to treat children in need, after a global crowdfunding campaign gathered enough donations to rehabilitate and run a ...

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals ...

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound ...

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