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Police in Brazil have arrested 51-year-old Assad Ahmad Barakat, accused of being one of the main financial operators of the Lebanese militant group Hizballah.

The US has slapped sanctions on a gang accused of smuggling refugees out of war-torn Syria, through Mexico to the southern US border.

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

Just when you thought Palestinian football couldn't get more complicated, enter the national team's new Bolivian manager, Julio Baldivieso, who has created a whirlwind during his first months in charge.

Lebanon seeks billions to keep economy afloat

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Lebanon seeks billions to keep economy afloat

Growth in the country has plummeted in the wake of repeated political crises, compounded by the 2011 breakout of civil war in neighbouring Syria.

Cousin charged with killing Syrian activist pair in Turkey

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Cousin charged with killing Syrian activist pair in Turkey

Ahmet Barakat has been handed two life sentences without parole for the double murder of his relatives Orouba and Hala ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human rights defenders.

The New Arab

FBI investigating murder of Syrian journalist and activist mother

The FBI is investigating the murder of Syrian-American journalist Hala Barakat and her opposition activist mother Orouba in Turkey, ...

The New Arab

Palestine tops Israel in FIFA world rankings

For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's rankings.

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria ...

Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

The New Arab

Cousin and killer of Syrian activists 'confesses to murders'

A man who murdered a Syrian mother and daughter in Turkey's Istanbul, has confessed to the murders, reports have said.

The New Arab

Turkish police arrest suspect in Syrian activist murders

Turkish police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the investigation into the murder of two Syrian pro-opposition activists in Istanbul.

Thousands pack Doha streets to welcome Qatar emir home

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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 ...

Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

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Syrian activist and journalist daughter found dead in Istanbul

A Syrian opposition activist Aroubeh Barakat and her journalist daughter Halla were found dead at their home in Istanbul, activists and ...

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

Amelia Smith

It's time the West stopped backing massacres in Egypt

Comment: The West has backed three massacres in Egypt. On the anniversary of Rabaa it’s time to withdraw support, writes Amelia Smith.

Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' following parking dispute

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Woman vows to 'kill all Muslims' following parking dispute

North Dakota accountant apologises for not acting 'Christian like' after racially abusing three Somali girls in a Walmart car park over their ...

The New Arab

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death over the 2015 killing of Egypt's notorious head prosecutor, with the death penalty approved by the country's top religious authority.

The New Arab

Hamdallah goes ham: Journalist detained for filming Palestine's PM

Rami Hamdallah was being checked by Israeli forces in Tulkarem city in the northern occupied West Bank when he realised he was being filmed by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

Designers, buyers and influencers descend to Dubai for Arab Fashion Week, a five-day event dedicated to ready couture and resort wear.

Diana Alghoul

Mosque arson attacks and the normalisation of Islamophobia

Veiled Muslim women are particularly put at risk, considering they are “visibly” Muslim and are less likely to defend themselves if attacked.

Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resignation amid election boycott calls

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Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resignation amid election boycott calls

Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest on Monday, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Calls for investigation as Palestinian security assault anti-Abbas protesters

A rights organisation has called for an investigation over the alleged beating of protesters in an anti-Abbas demonstration in the West Bank.

Four senior IS commanders escape prison in Ramadi

The New Arab

Four senior IS commanders escape prison in Ramadi

Authorities in Iraq have embarked on a major manhunt after four senior IS militants escaped a prison facility in the city Ramadi on Monday.

#OurThreeWinners: Chapel Hill shooting – remembering an American tragedy

Taufiq Wan

#OurThreeWinners: Chapel Hill shooting – remembering an American tragedy

While some may have already forgotten the Chapel Hill shooting of 2015, efforts are underway to preserve the memory of its three victims.

Hamas 'opens new page' with Egypt visit

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Hamas 'opens new page' with Egypt visit

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has returned to Gaza after 'fruitful' meetings with Egyptian officials, hinting at a detente between the Palestinian ...

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