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A previously undisclosed investigation is targeting Rifaat al-Assad - the older brother of the late Syrian dictator Hafez al-Assad - for war crimes.

Iraqi authorities move to quell ethnic tensions in Iraq's disputed province following the Kurdish independence referendum.

Marriott refuses to cancel booking by US anti-Islam group

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Marriott refuses to cancel booking by US anti-Islam group

A Marriott hotel in the US state of Virginia is set to host a two-day national conference by one of the country's largest anti-Muslim groups.

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

Umar Lateef Misgar

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial ...

Iraq executes 42 prisoners in one day

The New Arab

Iraq executes 42 prisoners in one day

Forty-two people convicted of terrorism have been hanged by the Baghdad government, in the biggest mass execution by Iraqi authorities this year.

Stasa Salacanin

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Comment: The recent rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is the latest link in a chain of shifting alliances in the Middle East, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The New Arab

Iran insists land border with Iraqi-Kurdistan is 'still open'

Iran has said a land crossing with Kurdish regions in Iraq remains open, despite earlier claims it was closed in response to Monday's ...

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, ...

The New Arab

US airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa 'hit school and marketplace'

Two US airstrikes on IS-held Raqqa, eastern Syria in March killed scores of civilians, a human rights group has claimed.

Iraqi parliament demands 'troop deployment' following Kurdish referendum vote

The New Arab

Iraqi parliament demands 'troop deployment' following Kurdish referendum vote

Iraq's parliament has called on military troops to be deployed to areas contested between the Baghdad authorities and Kurdish region, following ...

The New Arab

Yemen's Houthi rebels 'detain US oil worker'

Yemen's Houthis have allegedly detained a US oil worker, as the rebels continue their campaign against suspected opponents.

Egyptian named 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi

The New Arab

Egyptian named 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi

El Aty was just 38 when she died. Her UAE hospital said in a statement that she took her last breath on Monday morning, ending her long battle ...

Iraqi-Kurdistan's neighbours threaten economic war following independence referendum

The New Arab

Iraqi-Kurdistan's neighbours threaten economic war following independence referendum

Countries neighbouring Iraqi-Kurdistan have responded to an independence referendum with threats of possible military action, blockades and ...

Israel detains Palestinian for 'social media incitement'

The New Arab

Israel detains Palestinian for 'social media incitement'

The unnamed Palestinian man in Jerusalem has been detained by Israeli forces for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on social media.

Israeli settlers torch Palestinian olive trees in revenge attack

The New Arab

Israeli settlers torch Palestinian olive trees in revenge attack

Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian olive orchard after being evicted from an illegal settlement outpost in Nablus.

The New Arab

Iraqi-Kurds begin voting in controversial independence referendum

After months of warnings from international bodies and regional powers, voting begins in Ebril-controlled areas of northern Iraq has started for a referendum on Kurdish independence.

The New Arab

US-backed Syria militia 'hit by Russian bombing'

A Syrian Democratic Forces position in Syria has been targeted by Russian bombing and mortar fire, the mostly Kurdish militia has claimed, in an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump rages on with new anti-migrant travel ban

Only one of the countries from the expired ban, Sudan, will no longer be subject to travel restrictions

The New Arab

Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence minister ...

Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

The New Arab

Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

Qatar's Emir Tamim al-Thani returned home from the UN General Assembly on Sunday evening, where he was received by thousands of his countrymen ...

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

US launches airstrikes on 'IS camp' in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

US launches airstrikes on 'IS camp' in Libya

The US air strikes were believed to be the first in Libya by American forces since US President Donald Trump took office in January.

German hard-right enter parliament for first time since WW2

The New Arab & agencies

German hard-right enter parliament for first time since WW2

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in Sunday's election, but there's dismay as the hard-right pick up seats.

Russian airstrikes kill 45 pro-ceasefire Syrian rebels

The New Arab & agencies

Russian airstrikes kill 45 pro-ceasefire Syrian rebels

Russian airstrikes have targeted members of the Faylaq al-Sham rebel group, which participated in Moscow-sponsored Astana peace talks with the ...

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