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Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Trump blasts OPEC for 'artificially high' oil prices

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Trump blasts OPEC for 'artificially high' oil prices

Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said on Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US President Donald Trump.

Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

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Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel ...

Iraq pays first war reparations to Kuwait since 2014

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Iraq pays first war reparations to Kuwait since 2014

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been dead for more than a decade but Kuwait is still receiving reparations for his 1990 invasion

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 group, reports Mohammed Arafat.

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Russia, Syria trying to 'sanitise' Douma chemical attack site

Douma is under the protection of Russia's military police, and with 12 days having passed since the attack, concerns are growing that ...

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Islamic State to give up last pocket in Damascus

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Trump aid cuts leave Western Sahara peacekeeping facing collapse

Slashing funding to UN missions was a favourite topic of the Trump campaign, but it will have real consequences, writes Habibulah Lamin.

US city 'bans police from training with Israel forces'

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US city 'bans police from training with Israel forces'

A US city has banned its police force from training with the Israeli military after lobbying from community organisations, making it the first ...

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Iranian official arrested for 'mixed-sex dance video'

Iran has arrested a senior official after a video posted online showed young boys and girls dancing in public in the northeastern holy city of ...

Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

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Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on ...

Israeli snipers shoot dead two Palestinian protesters in Gaza

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Israeli snipers shoot dead two Palestinian protesters in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed 36 Palestinians in Gaza since mass unarmed demonstrations demanding the right of return began on 30 March.

Israel <em>is</em> lying about Gaza journalists. Here's the proof

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Israel is lying about Gaza journalists. Here's the proof

Video: Israeli military propaganda claiming journalists in Gaza are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian militants has been ...

Israeli snipers shoot dead Palestinian protester in Gaza

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Israeli snipers shoot dead Palestinian protester in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed 35 Palestinians in Gaza since mass unarmed demonstrations demanding the right of return began on 30 March.

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Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

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Syrian regime bombards IS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp

The Syrian regime has bombarded extremists in the last area outside government control near Damascus on Friday, a day after it launched a ...

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 ...

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Natalie Portman snubs Israel after its deadly Gaza crackdown

US actress Natalie Portman has pulled out of a ceremony in Israel to receive the "Jewish Nobel Prize" over extreme distress over recent events ...

Israel drops leaflets threatening Palestinians ahead of Gaza protests

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Israel drops leaflets threatening Palestinians ahead of Gaza protests

Israeli forces and snipers positioned along the border have killed at least 34 Palestinians and injured thousands more since protests in Gaza ...

Diana Alghoul

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In-depth: Syrian refugees are being subjected to institutional violence, fuelled by scapegoating and a sharp rise in xenophobia, a new Human ...

Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

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Dozens killed as violence continues in Yemen's besieged Taiz

Heavy fighting between Yemen's Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in Taiz has killed at least 25 people since the beginning of the week.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact Donald ...

Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

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Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

Iran's defence minister has visited the Baghdad-based Iraqi intelligence centre to increase Tehran's security ties with Iraq.

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