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A night of poetry and music - inspired by an artistic exchange between German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Persian poet Hafez - will take place on Wednesday evening.

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread "false information and incited violence".

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

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US-backed rebels seize 'jihadi pills' in IS drug bust

More than 300,000 tablets of Captagon, an amphetamine that dulls pain, was seized in southeast Syria.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian protester on Gaza border

Israel troops have shot dead a Palestinian man on the Gaza border with Israel, Palestinian officials have said.

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Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

The Israeli military has said its warplanes struck nine Hamas targets in the besieged Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites attacks.

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Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

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'Nude' circus dancers spark anger in conservative Saudi Arabia

Footage of scantily clad circus entertainers performing in Saudi Arabia during the Eid al-Fitr holiday has sparked controversy in the ultra ...

Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which ...

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing ...

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Usman Butt

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with militia leader Amiri

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Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with militia leader Amiri

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose bloc won last month's parliamentary election, has announced an alliance with the runner-ups in the vote.

Stand-up comedy show brings joy to besieged Yemen city

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Stand-up comedy show brings joy to besieged Yemen city

Residents of a besieged Yemeni city have organised a stand up comedy show during the holy month of Ramadan to raise spirits amid the ongoing ...

Tunisia 'probes UAE-backed coup plot by sacked minister'

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Tunisia 'probes UAE-backed coup plot by sacked minister'

Tunisian officials reportedly have begun an investigation into a report that the sacked interior minister plotted a government overthrow in ...

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Israeli officials protest after French town renames street 'Nakba'

Dominique Lesparre, the Communist mayor of Bezons, on Monday officially renamed a street near city hall "Allee de la Nakba" (Nakba Lane) to commemorate the Nakba, or "catastrophe".

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The decades-old film was initially banned in most of the region but will now become the first Arabic title to screen in Saudi Arabia ...

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Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

Charlie Hoyle

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

The New Arab Meets: Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham and American artist Molly Crabapple speak about their powerful new book 'Brothers of the ...

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Syria 'dissolves loyalist militias in capital under Russian orders'

The Syrian regime has reportedly dissolved loyalist militias in the capital Damascus under orders from its main backer Russia, The New Arab's ...

Egypt, Ethiopia make breakthrough in Nile dam project talks

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Egypt, Ethiopia make breakthrough in Nile dam project talks

Ethiopia began building the $4 billion dam in 2012, but the mega project has triggered tensions with Egypt.

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

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Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

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Libya to release Gaddafi-regime officials, including suspected war criminals

Libyan authorities are set to release several Gaddafi-era senior officials over "medical concerns", the country's director of the attorney ...

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