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Palestinians found a video of a 'DJ Khaled lookalike' serving knafeh in Nablus and they are unable to contain themselves...

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people returning to their promised land'.

Turkish official: Assad’s future up to Syrians to negotiate

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Turkish official: Assad’s future up to Syrians to negotiate

Turkey made clear its “reservations” about Assad having any future role in Syria “after all these deaths,” Mahir Unal, the spokesman of the Justice and Development Party, told reporters.

US suspends travel to Burma after 'ethnic cleansing' remark

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US suspends travel to Burma after 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Following the strongly worded condemnation by the US secretary of state who described the Burmese army's crackdown as 'ethnic cleansing', ...

Repression not reform: HRW condemns Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism law

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Repression not reform: HRW condemns Saudi Arabia's counterterrorism law

Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which criminalises criticism of its rulers and classes 'disturbing public order' a terrorist act, has ...

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The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia leaders banned from running for election.

Diana Alghoul

Pro-Israel media threatened by children's book that embraces Palestine

The sheer hate the children's book P is for Palestine has received has encouraged others to buy the book and has shed light on the ...

Usaid Siddiqui

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through ...

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Saudi Arabia to issue first tourist visas in 2018

Saudi Arabia is set to begin issuing tourist visas in 2018, part of the powerful crown prince's plans to open up the secluded kingdom ...

Arab economies look set to stay in the doldrums

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Arab economies look set to stay in the doldrums

Analysis: While European economies appear to have weathered the storm, dark forecasts for the Arab world persist, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

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Bangladesh to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar 'genocide'

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine state ...

US 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade

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US 'asks Saudi Arabia' to ease Yemen blockade

Tillerson's request to Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was one of several US attempts to ease Riyadh's foreign policy.

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two ...

Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

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Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing ...

 Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

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Former Saudi spy: Lebanon’s crisis stems from Yemen

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional ...

Yasmin Ibrahim

Donald Macintyre's 'Gaza: Preparing for Dawn': An incisive account

Book review: Macintyre's authoritative voice comes through in his persistent interrogation of one overarching question: How did Gaza get so bad?

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Iraq launches operation to clear IS holdouts from desert

Iraqi forces have launched a major operation targeting the last vestiges of the Islamic State group in sparsely populated wastelands between the ...

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Syrians in Eastern Ghouta are eating rubbish, animal refuse

In a shocking report, the World Food Programme finds that Syrians in besieged Eastern Ghouta are resorting to eating rubbish and animal refuse.

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Yemen port and airport 'opened for vital aid delivery'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has reopened as the country continues to descend in chaos while the humanitarian situation ...

Iraq withdraws controversial 'child marriage law'

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Iraq withdraws controversial 'child marriage law'

Iraq's parliament has dropped proposed amendments to the Personal Status Law which would have lowered the minimum marriage age for Muslim girls, ...

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Three dead as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

Paediatrician Ousan al-Absi at the Al-Thawra hospital said three people had died of diphtheria over the past 24 hours.

Turkey court keeps regional Amnesty chief behind bars

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Turkey court keeps regional Amnesty chief behind bars

Amnesty's Turkey chair Taner Kilic was detained in June on accusations of membership of the organisation led by the alleged mastermind of last ...

Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

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Saudi coalition blacklists Islamist groups, individuals in Qatar boycott

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar added 11 more individuals and two other entities including a prominent group of Islamic scholars to their ...

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force ...

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