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Turkey places nine more journalists under arrest on suspicion of links to Gulen, the alleged mastermind of the failed 2016 coup, in the latest series of measures against media workers.

Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Saudi authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

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Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia ...

'Sadr's opposition to Tehran paved way to Gulf visits'

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'Sadr's opposition to Tehran paved way to Gulf visits'

Muqtada al-Sadr’s visit to to the Gulf was triggered after the Shia cleric publicly denounced Bashar al-Assad and Baghdad's Iranian ...

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Turkey asks Germany to extradite coup suspect

Adil Oksuz is accused of being the 'imam' of air force personnel who bombed parliament last year.

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This interfaith Lebanese wedding has caused quite a stir

Images of the church wedding involving a hijab-wearing Muslim woman to a Christian man in southern Lebanon has sparked controversy in the ...

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Saudi Arabia, Iraq to re-open border after 27 years

Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to re-open a border crossing between the two countries for the first time since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.

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Saudi Arabia to launch joint trade council with Iraq

Saudi Arabia and Iraq will launch a joint trade commission in the latest step towards closer ties between the two neighbouring countries.

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal over US sanctions

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Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal over US sanctions

Iran's president issued a direct warning to the US over a nuclear deal with world powers, saying Tehran could restart its nuclear programme ...

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Yemen rebels crucify man for rape, murder of four-year-old

Yemenis gathered in the capital for the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a child; the second such death sentence carried out ...

Iraq's Sadr meets Abu Dhabi crown prince in UAE

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Iraq's Sadr meets Abu Dhabi crown prince in UAE

Iraqi Shia leader Moqtada al-Sadr has met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, where the two discussed regional issues.

Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

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Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

Saudi Arabia has summoned a group of Twitter users for online posts allegedly threatening the "safety and moderate ideology of society", as the ...

Iraqi Shia <em>cleric</em> heads to UAE for rare visit

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Iraqi Shia cleric heads to UAE for rare visit

Influential Iraqi-Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is on a rare visit to the UAE, after receiving an official invitation two weeks after he ...

Riyadh moves to silence <em>cleric</em> for insulting deceased actor

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Riyadh moves to silence cleric for insulting deceased actor

Saudi authorities have moved to silence a cleric who issued a fatwa banning Muslims from commemorating the death of Kuwait's most ...

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Fears as Saudi forces seal off eastern Shia town

Saudi Arabia's security forces have sealed off the Shia majority town of Awamiya in the east of the country following months of unrest and clashes.

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Saudi Arabia 'in control' of 'flattened' Shia district

Saudi Arabia's destructive campaign in the Shia-majority eastern province is 'complete' with huge concern over the human cost in this brutal ...

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The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Canada 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

Canada is working "with a real sense of urgency" to investigate whether Canadian-made military vehicles were used by Saudi forces in an ...

Iraqi lawmaker accuses Iran of involvement in shrine bombing

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Iraqi lawmaker accuses Iran of involvement in shrine bombing

A leader in the Iraqi party led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr accused Iran of having a hand in the bombing of one of the most sacred sites ...

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Erdogan wants coup suspects to wear Guantanamo-style prison suits

Turkey’s president has announced clothing to be worn by defendants appearing in court for alleged involvement in last year’s failed coup and ...

Saudi Arabia defends death penalty verdict for Shia activists

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Saudi Arabia defends death penalty verdict for Shia activists

Saudi Arabia's justice ministry has made a rare statement defending the death sentence passed on a group of Shia protesters.

Was Michael Flynn a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

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Was Michael Flynn a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

The Mueller investigation is looking into the origin of certain payments to Flynn's consultancy firm, to discover whether Turkey's government ...

Iran vows 'unified' response to breach of nuclear deal

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Iran vows 'unified' response to breach of nuclear deal

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his administration and country will show a "unified" response to a breach of the 2015 landmark ...

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