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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Controversial UK MP Boris Johnson resigned from the government in July, over May's plan for Britain to retain close trade ties with the EU after Brexit.

On Israel-Palestine, three new congresswomen bring some hope

Mitchell Plitnick

On Israel-Palestine, three new congresswomen bring some hope

Comment: Newly elected Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar now have a unique chance to help broaden the debate in Congress, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

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Protests at funeral for Yemeni children killed in strike

Protests were held during a funeral for 29 Yemeni children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike.

Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

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Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

Talks mediated by the UN and Egypt over a deal to defuse tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in "advanced stages," according to a ...

Paul Iddon

An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all against Iran is doomed.

Robert Springborg

What Brazil can tell us about Egypt's civil-military relations

Comment: Egypt's military is as politically entrenched as its Brazilian counterpart was during the 'intense repression' period of its military ...

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Russia looks to coordinate Syrian refugee returns

Beirut has embraced a Russian proposal looking to return Syrian refugees in coordination with the US and setting up monitoring groups in Jordan ...

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Stephanie Savell

How America's wars fund inequality at home

Comment: The invisible impact of war funding will have a huge impact on the US economy, writes Stephanie Savell.

Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key ...

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Israel may assassinate Syria's Assad over Iran support: minister

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Israel may assassinate Syria's Assad over Iran support: minister

Israel will assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if he continues to allow close ally Iran to operate in Syria, the Israeli energy ...

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Macron reiterates need to keep Iran nuclear deal

French leader Emmanuel Macron said no one wants an escalation of tensions in the region, while reinforcing his commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday.

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Iran will respond to Israeli 'aggression': senior lawmaker

The lawmaker's remarks come a day after a suspected Israeli air strike killed 26 mostly Iranian fighters stationed at a military base in Syria.

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Knesset authorises Netanyahu to 'declare war' without cabinet backing

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu now how the power to authorise military intervention without cabinet approval.

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Sajid Javid named Home Secretary after Amber Rudd resignation

Amber Rudd resigned as Home Secretary, claiming she "inadvertently misled" lawmakers about deportation targets for illegal immigrants.

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandals

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UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns over immigration scandals

Leaked documents reveal Rudd lied to a committee of UK lawmakers over the country's immigration policies, the latest in a series of ...

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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

Hours after being sworn in as secretary of state, Washington has announced Mike Pompeo's first diplomatic visit will include 'important allies' ...

Palestine files 'colonial occupation' complaint against Israel

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Palestine files 'colonial occupation' complaint against Israel

Palestinian diplomats have accused Israel of using discriminatory measures and breaching the international anti-racism treaty to maintain a ...

Turning Qatar into an island

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Stasa Salacanin

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. ...

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