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Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

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.

Somali national jailed in <em>Canada</em> over journalist kidnappings

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Somali national jailed in Canada over journalist kidnappings

Canada jails kidnapper who was lured to the the North American country by police posing as publishers.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Iran v Morocco

Minute-by-minute updates from Iran and Morocco's opening game in their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaigns.

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

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Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

With the US and Canada failing even to qualify for Russia 2018, there was only one way to guarantee playing in 2026.

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Iran warns North Korea that Trump can't be trusted

The US president announced in May that Washington would pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, despite Tehran upholding its end of the agreement.

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G7 vows to ensure Iran nuclear programme ‘remains peaceful’

G7 leaders vowed to ensure that Iran's nuclear programme 'remains peaceful' after the US decision to withdraw from the landmark deal.

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Canada ends military training of Iraqi Kurds

Ottowa has said its Special Operations Task Force has ended training Iraqi forces after suspending the assistance last year.

Israel participates in first major NATO exercise near Russia

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Israel participates in first major NATO exercise near Russia

Several dozen Israeli paratroopers will take part in the Saber Strike 18 drill, despite NATO's chief saying the alliance would not protect it in ...

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Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid has been cleared for a a runoff vote despite concerns about the country's readiness to host the competition.

Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Venezuela's Maduro over election win

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Turkey's Erdogan congratulates Venezuela's Maduro over election win

Turkey's president congratulated Venezuela's newly re-elected authoritarian leader Nicolas Maduro, becoming only the second leader to do so ...

Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

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Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

Israeli MPs could officially recognise the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, in a bid to avenge Ankara amid an escalating diplomatic row.

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Canada's Trudeau calls for inquiry into Gaza massacre

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Canada's Trudeau calls for inquiry into Gaza massacre

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for an 'independent investigation' into the killing of 61 Palestinians by the Israeli ...

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign supreme, writes Mat Nashed.

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US embassy move: who attended?

While the EU chose to boycott the controversial US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there - four ...

Anthony Harwood

Betraying Morocco, Saudis back Trump for World Cup 2026

Comment: Saudi Arabia's support for the US-led bid for the 2026 World Cup over that of its Arab neighbour, Morocco, tells of new and broken ...

The New Arab's Ramadan series

Special coverage: Millions of Muslims globally will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan this May. Follow our special series to read more ...

Trump seeks African support for US World Cup bid

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Trump seeks African support for US World Cup bid

Trump urges support for the US to host the 2026 World Cup, in a move that some say could give the upper hand to Morocco's bid.

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FIFA schools Trump on ethics following World Cup threats

Football's governing body FIFA has slammed Donald Trump for a tweet supporting a US bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Trump threatens countries backing Morocco World Cup bid

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Trump threatens countries backing Morocco World Cup bid

US President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold support from nations that fail to back the US-led bid to host the 2026 World Cup in favour ...

EU, US police cripple Islamic State media mouthpieces

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EU, US police cripple Islamic State media mouthpieces

EU and US police forces have crippled the main mouthpieces of the Islamic State group in a coordinated transatlantic takedown across several ...

Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

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Palestinian refugee agency '$200 million short' after Trump cuts

US President Donald Trump's administration has so far committed only $60 million to the UN's Palestinian refugee agency this year, down from ...

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