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The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been seen before.

Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only grow, writes Naveed Ahmad.

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

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Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

Marking four years since the abduction of the four human rights activists in Syria, Amnesty International launches a campaign calling for answers.

Israel bars Palestinians from occupation photo <em>exhibition</em>

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Israel bars Palestinians from occupation photo exhibition

B'Tselem, which organised the event with the support of the EU, said some of those barred were photographers and others were subjects of the ...

Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

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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.

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, writes Tom Charles.

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UAE oil giant to float stake in fuel subsidiary

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is set to float a minority stake in one of its subsidiary companies for the first time, Chairman ...

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Bahrain hits military mart looking at US, Russia hardware

Bahrain has joined other Gulf states its ramping up its military spending, as it looks to buy arms from rival arms manufacturers, the US and ...

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

Vehicle ramming incident outside London museums Vehicle ramming incident outside London museums

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Vehicle ramming incident outside London museums

A man has been arrested after a mounted the pavement and crashed into crowds waiting outside a London museum in a popular tourist district.

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Art <em>exhibition</em> '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

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Art exhibition '100 Days of Blockade' unveiled in Doha

Qatar's museum authority has launched the first stage of an art exhibition focused on a diplomatic and economic blockade of the Gulf ...

Greece: ending EU talks with Turkey 'strategic mistake'

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Greece: ending EU talks with Turkey 'strategic mistake'

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras has urged EU powers to keep the door open for Turkey despite relations between the two parties reaching their lowest ...

International football legends in Iraq for historic all-star match

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International football legends in Iraq for historic all-star match

The Iraqi city of Basra saw 65,000 football-mad spectators enjoy a thrilling 90-minute spectacle featuring international legends and Iraq's own ...

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Attacks on Iran are 'unlikely' says Tehran's military chief

Iran's military chief has said that even "unwise" leaders in the West would avoid a ground attack on his country as they know it would come at a huge cost.

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Day of the Disappeared: Almost 80,000 Syrians still missing

On International Day of the Disappeared, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Syrian regime to reveal the fate of ...

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Occupied Jerusalem the focus of first Palestinian Museum show

The Palestinian Museum has launched its inaugural exhibition with a highly political art show focusing on Israel's occupation of east ...

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Deaths, injuries reported as rockets strike Damascus business fair

Rocket fire killed five people and injured dozens more on Sunday near the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for ...

Rockets hits regime-held Damascus business fair, injuries reported

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Rockets hits regime-held Damascus business fair, injuries reported

Rocket fire injured several people on Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Lebanon joins Jordan, Tunisia scrapping reviled 'marry-the-victim' rape law

Lebanon has become the latest Middle Eastern country to repeal a law allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims.

Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

Hadani Ditmars

Parviz Tanavoli and his triumphant Lions of Iran

Blog: Tanavoli's exhibition in Tehran offers a rich, complex take on his nation's history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Morocco jails six for hailing Russian envoy Ankara murder

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Morocco jails six for hailing Russian envoy Ankara murder

A court in Morocco has sentenced six people to one year in jail for hailing the December 2016 assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey in ...

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

Tom Charles

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

Comment: While solidarity with Palestine becomes more mainstream, UK and international institutions still firmly favour Israel, writes Tom ...

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