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Election winner Muqtada al-Sadr will have a strong say in negotiations to form the next Iraq government.

For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic State group and their religious police.

IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus: monitor

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IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus: monitor

Islamic State miliants and their families have been bused out of southern Damascus, SOHR said, though Syrian state media reports an agreement hasn't been reached.

Yemen's Ella <em>al</em>-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

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Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella al-Shamahi is on a mission to unearth the history of mankind, while fighting to preserve ...

Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

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Syria and IS 'reach truce' after south Damascus battles

A ceasefire agreement between IS and the Syrian regime was declared on Saturday, despite reports of the regime continuing their siege, resulting ...

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Sudan summons Egypt envoy over 'offensive' Ramadan TV serial

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a Ramadan TV series that Khartoum says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the neighbouring country.

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their presence in the region.

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Third Palestinian succumbs to wounds after Gaza massacre

Ahmad Samara has become the latest Palestinian to succumb to his wounds after Israel's assault on Gaza on Monday.

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Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

Egyptian police have arrested three prominent activists in recent days, with Amnesty International condemning Cairo's attacks on freedom of ...

Two Palestinians die from wounds sustained in Monday protest

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Two Palestinians die from wounds sustained in Monday protest

Two Palestinians from Gaza shot by Israeli fire during the embassy day protest have succumbed to their wounds.

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Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

Just weeks ahead of lifting the driving ban, Saudi authorities have arrested prominent women's rights activists.

Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

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Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should be re-shot.

Trump cuts assistance to US-backed forces in northern Syria

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Trump cuts assistance to US-backed forces in northern Syria

Anti-IS forces in northern Syria have been cut of US assistance, as Trump appears set to withdraw his forces from he country.

Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

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Saudi arrests women's rights activists for 'transgressing religious principles'

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities with ...

Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

A number of leading Saudi human rights activists and academics have been arrested in the first day of Ramadan as Riyah authorities continue ...

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Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr named winner of Iraq election

A political bloc headed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has been named as the lead coalition following the Iraq election.

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Saudi women's right activists detained ahead of driving ban

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia's controversial driving ban for women seven women's rights activists has been arrested by Riyadh authorities.

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Putin assures Assad 'all foreign forces' will leave Syria

Russia's Vladimir Putin has told Syria President Bashar al-Assad that 'all foreign forces' will soon leave the war-torn country.

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Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

UN war crimes investigators will be sent to Gaza

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UN war crimes investigators will be sent to Gaza

A team of international war crimes investigators will be sent to Gaza to probe the deadly shootings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces, ...

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Sinai’s security chief injured, manager killed in car bombing

The head of north Sinai's security division narrowly escaped an assassination attempt while his colleague was killed when a car bomb exploded in ...

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

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Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate".

France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

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France freezes company assets over Syria chemical weapons links

France has sanctioned nine companies and three individuals suspected of developing chemical weapons for the Syrian regime.

Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

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Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ...

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