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Egypt's army says its latest strike against militants near Libya has prevented smugglers from bringing arms into Egypt.

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

New Atheists and New Optimists, but still Eurocentrics

Yousef Khalil

New Atheists and New Optimists, but still Eurocentrics

Comment: Both the New Atheist and New Optimist schools of thought serve as a thin veneer for a highly unjust distribution of power and wealth, writes Yousef Khalil.

Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

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Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to ...

Palestinian Christians protest Greek patriarch over Israel land deals

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Palestinian Christians protest Greek patriarch over Israel land deals

Around 50 demonstrators rallied Thursday outside St. George Church in Jerusalem where Theophilos had arrived to pray. Some waved banners calling ...

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Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

Egypt has opened an exhibition to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's famed tomb.

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

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Bannon calls on US Jewish community to support Trump

The head of far-right news site Breitbart Steve Bannon has called on the US Jewish community to support Donald Trump against more centrist ...

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Lebanon's top cardinal says Hariri return from Saudi essential

The return of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia is essential for Lebanon's stability, the head of the country's Maronite ...

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

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'Shia militias nation's biggest threat,' says Iraqi vice president

Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq ...

What will Hariri's shock resignation mean for Lebanon?

Henri Mamarbachi

What will Hariri's shock resignation mean for Lebanon?

Comment: The resignation of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri is the latest escalation in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, writes Henri ...

Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

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Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

Streets across South Sudan's capital are largely empty as fears a standoff between two rival groups bring fears of a new civil war.

Libya's warring parties 'ignoring' civilian deaths in Derna: HRW

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Libya's warring parties 'ignoring' civilian deaths in Derna: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged Libya's warring factions to investigate civilian deaths in Derna and hold those responsible to account, after ...

Israel would lose in war, says Lebanon's president

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Israel would lose in war, says Lebanon's president

Lebanese President Michel Aoun warns says that war with Israel is off the cards, but Israel would lose in the event of all-out conflict breaking ...

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S. Sudan's Salva Kiir in Khartoum to 'ease tensions'

Salva Kiir makes his third visit to Khartoum as President of South Sudan to discuss border disputes and 'normalising relations'.

Usman Butt

Islam and the European Reformation

Comment: Early Protestant thinkers were obsessed with Islam as the Reformation broke down barriers between Christian and Muslim ...

Robert Cusack

Anti-war campaigners who tried to 'sabotage' Saudi fighter-jet acquitted

Two men were found not guilty of criminal damage on Thursday after they broke into a BAE base to sabotage a fighter jet bound for Yemen.

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IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the ...

Ramallah scraps screening of Lebanese film over Israel 'normalisation'

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Ramallah scraps screening of Lebanese film over Israel 'normalisation'

The Palestinian city on Sunday cancelled a planned screening of the Lebanese film "The Insult" after activists called for a boycott over ...

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Kurds issue arrest warrants for 11 Iraqis amid tensions

Eleven Iraqis including leaders in a powerful paramilitary group were issued with an arrest warrant by Kurdish authorities on Monday, in an ...

Syria troops capture <em>Christian</em> town recently taken by IS

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Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

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Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president

Lebanese judicial officials have said a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens to death over the 1982 assassination of ...

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