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Protect Shia shrines from a horde of invading Sunni extremists - a new Hizballah video game puts players on the front line against the Islamic State group.

Despite Donald Trump's close relations with the Saudi ruling family, his namesake company is seeking millions worth in missed rent payments from a prominent Saudi prince

Libyans mark seven years since uprising that toppled Gaddafi

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Libyans mark seven years since uprising that toppled Gaddafi

In Tripoli, Libyans thronged the central Martyrs' Square waving the country's red-green-black flag, marking seven years since the uprising that led to Gaddafi's fall.

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

One in six children live in a war-zone: report

The New Arab

One in six children live in a war-zone: report

Ahead of a security conference, Save the Children has released a shocking report highlighting a 300 percent increase on attacks against ...

Andy Heintz

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy tells The New Arab.

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Kuwait hits back at Duterte's ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Journeys: archiving the struggle and continuing the resistance

Documenting Palestinian history since the Ottoman Empire, highlighting Palestine's trademark 'sumoud', or persistence, Palestinian Journeys is a ...

Elias Jahshan

So, you want to wear a keffiyeh?

Comment: To capitalise on the keffiyeh without the knowledge, sensitivity or respect it is due, is inappropriate and offensive, writes Elias ...

Iraqi Kurdistan's first professional horse race with betting

Claire Thomas

Iraqi Kurdistan's first professional horse race with betting

Photoblog: Horses, jockeys, gamblers and racing fans from across Iraq travel to Erbil for the region’s first professional horse race to offer ...

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A selection of our best interviews with the most interesting personalities across culture, society and arts in the Middle East.

People in Kashmir always stand in solidarity with Palestine

Aamir Ali Bhat

People in Kashmir always stand in solidarity with Palestine

In-depth: Indian-administrated Kashmir and Palestine share parallel stories of oppression, resistance, injustice and military occupation, writes ...

Iraq anime fans flock to Baghdad convention

The New Arab

Iraq anime fans flock to Baghdad convention

Anime fanatics in war-torn Iraq have flocked to the country's annual festival celebrating Japanese animation and comic book culture.

Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

The New Arab

Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

An Algerian member of parliament has come under fire after she attacked the language of the country's Berber minority in comments that have been ...

Arab women and new realities

Florence Massena

Arab women and new realities

A new book amplifies Arab women's voices, capturing a moment in history when women have had enough of keeping quiet. Florence Massena met its ...

Gawan Mac Greigair

Palestine's seed library finds fertile ground for forgotten fruit

In-depth: An assertion of belonging in a context of colonisation, Palestine's seed library is getting to the roots of cultural identity and reviving heirloom strains of produce, reports Gawan MacGreigair.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Comment: The dwindling selection of Iraqi literature at the fair highlights the cultural costs of government censorship and of the US invasion, ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Polisario Front leader replaces prime minister

Abdelkader Taleb Omar has been forced out, and Mohamed Alwali Akaik, a close ally of the president, has been sworn in, as alliances and ...

The New Arab

Saudi uproar after 11-year-old girl filmed in 'scandalous' dance

Video: A girl wearing a traditional wedding costume and full make-up has caused uproar in Saudi Arabia after being filmed dancing in a mixed-sex ...

Italy migrant shootings motivated by 'racial hatred'

The New Arab

Italy migrant shootings motivated by 'racial hatred'

An Italian man who shot and injured six African migrants was motivated by 'racial hatred', the interior ministry has said.

The New Arab

Lebanon displays treasures recovered from US

Five ancient sculptures have been returned to Lebanon from the US, after the treasures went missing during the country's civil war.

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Sophia Akram

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Comment: If refugees are to 'integrate', they must be allowed to reunite with their families, writes Sophia Akram.

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

Behind Algeria's Iranian book ban

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Behind Algeria's Iranian book ban

Blog: Fears of Iranian influences sparking sectarian divisions in Algeria are unlikely to stop future cooperation between Algiers and Tehran, ...

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