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French President Emmanuel Macron called for more cooperation to deny jihadist movements the financing they need to carry out attacks.

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait.

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

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Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

The New Arab

Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia delays launch of entertainment city

Saudi Arabia's King Salman was set to open the launch of the entertainment city construction on Wednesday, which was delayed three days without a reason given.

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

The New Arab

Egypt's 'shameful' campaign in Sinai risks humanitarian crisis: HRW

Human Rights Watch have amounted Egypt's 'Sinai 2018' operation to collective punishment, as residents face severe restrictions on movement, ...

Iran's President Rouhani hits out at morality police

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Iran's President Rouhani hits out at morality police

Iran President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the country's morality police in a rare attack on the country's conservative establishment.

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Black Panther hits Saudi cinema amid price backlash

Saudis have taken to social media questioning the ticket price as cinema returns to the kingdom for the first time in over 35 years.

Cutting salaries is a crime, Gaza PA employees say

Mohammed Arafat

Cutting salaries is a crime, Gaza PA employees say

Mahmoud Abbas is trying to cultivate a backlash against Hamas, but cutting salaries is making him just as unpopular in Gaza as the Islamist ...

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are ...

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

Minnesotan found not guilty in death of Saudi student

The New Arab & agencies

Minnesotan found not guilty in death of Saudi student

But the defendant faces a maximum of eight years in prison for battery.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to hold snap elections in June: President Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan has brought forward the election, originally planned for late 2019, to June this year after pressure from political allies.

The New Arab

Earlier elections for Turkey 'possible'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's main nationalist ally has called for snap elections in August.

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young ...

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Yemen's women turn war struggles into work opportunities

Feature: As Yemen's war rages on, many women are now seeking their own ways to eke out a living for their families to survive through the tough ...

Saudi oil company Aramco 'makes more money than Apple'

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Saudi oil company Aramco 'makes more money than Apple'

Saudi Aramco's profits surpass some of the business world's biggest names, with net income in the first six months of 2017 estimated at $33.8 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar bonds eclipse Saudi sale, raise record $12 bn

Qatar raised $12 billion (9 billion euros) in its first dollar bond sale in two years and it is the biggest dollar bond from an emerging-market ...

Markets up, oil eases as Syria strike threat subsides

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Markets up, oil eases as Syria strike threat subsides

Trump sent shudders across trading floors when he warned "missiles will be coming" to Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack by the ...

Riyadh intercepts missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh intercepts missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels

The Saudi-led coalition waging an offensive against rebels in Yemen announced that it intercepted a missile fired by the Houthis over the ...

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken <em>economy</em>

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

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