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Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several other vessels still in need of rescue.

Riyadh recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri had been held against his will.

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in Paris amid a deepening crisis that has placed Lebanon at the centre of Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional rivalry.

Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera

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Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the cities of Hodeida, Saada and Taiz had to stop providing clean water in recent days due to ...

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona ...

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Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon's Saad Hariri is due to leave Saudi Arabia for France on Friday, nearly two weeks after his resignation and his rumoured detention in Riyadh.

John Kahler

People just keep coming

Comment: Members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have already fled to Bangladesh are refugees, and should be recognised as such, writes ...

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Marcus Montgomery

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Comment: What happens when a bunch of 20-somethings are in charge of advising and assisting representatives and senators on increasingly ...

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

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Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

Russian President Putin is to host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the first such three-way summit between the trio to reach a solution to ...

Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

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Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, authorities have ...

Save the Children: 130 children die daily in Yemen

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Save the Children: 130 children die daily in Yemen

Save the Children said that a continuing blockade by the Saudi-led coalition along with the continuation of fighting is likely to further ...

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fuel running out for Yemen hospitals, UN warns

Dangerously low supplies of fuel could mean Yemen's hospital generators and pumps for clean water could be out of action in three weeks' time because of a Saudi-led blockade.

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

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Palestinian hopes for Rafah border opening dashed for now

Palestinian leaders had hoped a recently signed reconciliation agreement would lead to Egypt reopening its Rafah border with Gaza on Wednesday, ...

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Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to France with family

Saad Hariri will travel to France with his family "in the coming days", a French presidential source said, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of ...

Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

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Erdogan pledges military support for Qatar on Doha visit

Turkey's President Erdogan pledged continued military support for blockade-hit Qatar following a visit to Doha on Wednesday.

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US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

The New Arab

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said Saad Hariri's failure to return to his country amounted to his detention in Saudi Arabia, ...

'President is safe' says Zimbabwe army after military takeover 'President is safe' says Zimbabwe army after military takeover

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'President is safe' says Zimbabwe army after military takeover

Mugabe's decades-long grip on power in Zimbabwe was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare ...

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

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Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

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