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Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

Unrest in southern Iraq has sparked unease across the border in Kuwait, as bloody protests over poor services and corruption in Basra province continue.

Syria rebels behead suspected IS militants following Idlib assassinations

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Syria rebels behead suspected IS militants following Idlib assassinations

Four suspected IS militants were beheaded by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham this weekend, following a wave of assassinations of rebel leaders in Idlib province.

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State ...

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The New Arab & agencies

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) led the 2016 offensive to rid Manbij of the Islamic State group and had ...

The New Arab & agencies

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

At least seven people were killed after a suicide attack in Kabul.

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Death toll from Pakistan rally blast increases to 130

The death toll from Friday's attack on a rally in Pakistan increased to 130, reports confirmed.

The New Arab

Nine killed in Iraq as protests continue to rage

The death toll in the protests in southern Iraq has increased to nine and has left more than 250 injured, sources told The New Arab.

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The New Arab

Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one percent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since 2009, according to UN figures.

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Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue

Two demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, as protests against unemployment continued.

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

Sylvain Mercadier

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to ...

Iraq's prime minister heads to Basra after violent protests

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's prime minister heads to Basra after violent protests

The Prime Minister is hoping to restore calm in the southern city where Iraqis are frustrated with the standard of living.

Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

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Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria's east

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

An Islamic State group affiliate took control of Heet, near the Jordanian border, despite Russian and regime air strikes against them.

The New Arab

Mosul's vulnerable street children are being exploited

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have ...

The New Arab & agencies

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Since July 19, government forces have captured most of southwestern Daraa province and control much of the border with Jordan

The New Arab & agencies

Gunmen storm education department in Afghanistan, killing 10

Nangarhar has seen an uptick in violence in recent weeks, with the Islamic State ramping up its attacks in the province.

14 killed in <em>Islamic</em> <em>State</em> car blast in Syria

The New Arab

14 killed in Islamic State car blast in Syria

IS claimed an attack that killed dozens of regime fighters in Daraa province, southwest Syria, where the extremists claim a small stake of ...

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

The New Arab

US praises Saudi crown prince's efforts in 'anti-Taliban fatwa'

Saudi Arabia kicked off a two-day conference for Muslim scholars expected to produce a fatwa denouncing the tactics of the Taliban, as the US ...

Suicide bomber targets Syrian rebel and regime fighters

The New Arab

Suicide bomber targets Syrian rebel and regime fighters

A car bomb attack in southern Syria targeting rebel and regime fighters has killed at least eight.

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