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Attackers fired on the vehicle of Comoros vice-president Moustoidrane Abdou early on Sunday, before shortly fleeing the scene of the failed assassination attempt.

Speeches and online communications are among the many components of the campaign, which is supported Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton.

Pakistan election sees assassinations, spying and drug busts

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Pakistan election sees assassinations, spying and drug busts

Next week's election in Pakistan is all set with a colourful cast, high drama and politically charged espionage.

Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months

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Iraq admits holding 'terrorism' suspects for months

An Iraqi security agency has admitted holding hundreds of 'terrorism' suspects for months, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, while calling on ...

Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

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Iran overturns ban on Zoroastrian councillor

Iranian authorities overturned a ban on a member of the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been suspended from his post on a city council.

Malia Bouattia

Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats it's migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

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New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

Jordan's House of Representatives has endorsed the new government formed after mass anti-austerity protests.

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Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's ...

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of ...

A (muz) match made in heaven

Sami Rahman

A (muz) match made in heaven

Society: With one in five relationships starting online, marriage app muzmatch hopes to revolutionise how Muslims around the world look for ...

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under <em>anti</em>-terror law

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Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

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Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agree to establish cooperation council

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a bilateral cooperation council, following the establishment of a similar council between Saudi ...

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Canada father hospitalised after suspected Islamophobic attack

A Muslim man remains in intensive care after being attacked by two men who reportedly shouted racial abuse at his family.

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Hungary's far-right leader Orban set for controversial Israel visit

Many in Hungary's 100,000-strong Jewish population - one of Europe's largest - have accused Orban of encouraging anti-Semitism.

Bassel Alhamdo

Racism in German housing market drives refugees to scammers

Investigation: People with Arab-sounding names are being shunned by major real estate firms, leaving them vulnerable to unscrupulous 'brokers', ...

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Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in ...

Assad regime strikes rebel-held Nawa in southern Syria

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Assad regime strikes rebel-held Nawa in southern Syria

The Syrian regime launched intensive airstrikes on the city of Nawa in the southern Daraa province late on Tuesday, with reports of multiple ...

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Tunisia passes illegal enrichment law to fight endemic corruption

The legislation will force the president, ministers, senior public sector officials, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions to ...

Japan's Arabic speaking ambassador wins Iraqi hearts and minds

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Japan's Arabic speaking ambassador wins Iraqi hearts and minds

While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts - thanks to witty social ...

Turkey set for new '<em>anti</em>-terror' law after election win

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Turkey set for new 'anti-terror' law after election win

Erdogan's party submitted an 'anti-terror' bill on Monday that would allow police to hold suspects without charge for 48 hours.

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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