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Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

The far-right leader said she felt 'persecuted' by the court order to submit a psychiatric evaluation, a routine procedure for those involved in disseminating violent messages online.

Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

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Former Pakistan PM released from prison following court orders

Nawaz Sharif, along with his daughter and son-in law, were driven away in an SUV as it was showered with rose petals in celebration.

Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

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Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

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London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

The SAFAR Film Festival returned to London on Thursday with screenings of classic and contemporary Arab films, many of which have never been ...

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Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

Photoblog: Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, shows the resilience of people in his native Gaza in a new exhibition.

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South Sudan plane crash kills 20, including Anglican bishop

Overloading and bad weather appear to have contributed to the crash of a South Sudanese airliner, which saw the death toll rise to 20 on Monday.

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Starvation could kill 600,000 children in war zones: charity

Using starvation as a weapon of war has become a 'new normal' in conflict, says Save the Children, with more hundreds of thousands of children ...

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Gunmen storm Libya national oil firm headquarters

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

Suspected suicide bomber targets Somali government office

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Suspected suicide bomber targets Somali government office

Somalia's al-Shabaab militant group are suspected of being behind another militant attack in the country's capital.

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Greece returns Turkish soldiers 'lost' on border

Greece quickly released Turkish soldiers who had mistakenly crossed into its territory.

Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

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Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

The KDPI is Iran's oldest Kurdish movement and has seen several of its leaders assassinated by Tehran in the past.

Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

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Children hospitalised from contaminated food in UAE schools

Thirty children were taken ill after eating contaminated food provided to them by their schools in the United Arab Emirates.

White Helmets rescue centre forced shut after Idlib airstrikes

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White Helmets rescue centre forced shut after Idlib airstrikes

The White Helmets rescue force said rockets hit their headquarters in al-Tamana in a southern part of Idlib province on Thursday morning.

Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

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Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

The powerful brother of Saudi King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, backtracked on comments he made criticising the devastating war ...

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Dubai flight emergency ends with passengers hospitalised

An Emirates jet disembarked 100 passengers on a flight coming from Dubai after they were taken ill.

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Egypt police arrest man after blast near US embassy

Egyptian police have arrested a man carrying a crude explosive device near the heavily-fortified US embassy in downtown Cairo.

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Fake accounts, trolls promote anti-Qatar misinformation amid blockade

Fake accounts, trolls and dubious hash-tags are being used in online misinformation campaigns amid political conflicts in the Arab world, ...

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Suspected Israeli strikes hit Damascus military airport

Suspected Israeli airstrikes hit a military airport in the Syrian capital late on Saturday night.

Turkish police blockade protesting mothers

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Turkish police blockade protesting mothers

The 'Saturday Mothers' who were blockaded by Turkish police have gathered almost every week since 1995.

Paul Iddon

Assad can't put Syrian-Kurdish genie back in the bottle

Comment: Following six years of de-facto self-rule, it's clear that Syria's Kurds have established themselves in ways impossible to undo, writes ...

Egyptians slam Sisi's new palace amid harsh austerity reforms

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Egyptians slam Sisi's new palace amid harsh austerity reforms

Egyptians have cried foul after the announcement that authorities are building a new luxurious presidential palace amid painful economic reforms ...

Egypt's Sisi: 'Strong will' to find Regeni's killers

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Egypt's Sisi: 'Strong will' to find Regeni's killers

In a sign of easing relations, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio visited Cairo on Wednesday and met with Sisi.

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

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UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed to air advertisements promoting its 'reform' programme across British television and radio stations, ...

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