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Egyptian forces have killed 30 militants during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police.

Interpol released a list of individuals who have reportedly received special training on suicide attack missions, based on US intelligence garnered in Iraq and Syria.

Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

The New Arab & agencies

Trump to host Lebanese Prime Minister: White House

Saad Hariri is expected to travel to Washington for a meeting with Donald Trump next week, where the two will discuss issues including refugees and combatting terrorism.

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

Heavy fighting continued in northern Syria on Friday, with rebel group Ahrar al-Sham telling The New Arab the fate of Idlib province lies in the ...

The necessity of restraint in post-<em>Islamic</em> <em>State</em> Iraq

Paul Iddon

The necessity of restraint in post-Islamic State Iraq

Comment: Revenge-fuelled summary executions of IS suspects will deny Iraqis the full extent of justice needed for a lasting peace, writes Paul ...

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police ...

The New Arab

Cairo upset with US definition of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

New US travel advice on Egypt draws Cairo's ire as it distinguishes between the Muslim Brotherhood and violent militant groups.

The New Arab

Hizballah and Syrian regime launch operation on Lebanon border

Hizballah and Syrian regime forces have launched operations on both sides of the Lebanese border to clear rebel fighters.​

Football star Roberto Carlos in Cairo to promote tourism

The New Arab

Football star Roberto Carlos in Cairo to promote tourism

Former Brazil and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos landed in Cairo on Wednesday to promote Egypt's struggling tourism sector.

The New Arab & agencies

CIA halting support for Syria rebels: report

President Donald Trump administration is halting the CIA's covert programme to equip and train rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian ...

And Here I Am: Theatre as AK-47

Hadani Ditmars

And Here I Am: Theatre as AK-47

Society: A new one-man-show tells the true story of a refugee jihadist who renounced violence to become an actor thanks to Jenin's famed Freedom ...

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

Paul McLoughlin

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

A fragile truce between two of Syria's biggest rebel groups is on the verge of breaking, as fresh clashes erupted between the two sides in Idlib ...

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Paul McLoughlin

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten ...

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Paul Iddon

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Analysis: With growing disillusionment, Kurdish eyes are turning to an independence referendum, notes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

Israel faces pressure to remove al-Aqsa Mosque metal detectors

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has received numerous calls from his own security experts and foreign allies to remove security barriers at al-Aqsa Mosque ahead of mass protests on Friday.

The New Arab

HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab

Iraq to repay Iran $500 million for electricity debts

Iraq set to resume repaying $1bn energy debt owed to Iran that was racked up in just four months.

Saudi airline says US laptop ban lifted

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi airline says US laptop ban lifted

The ban had been lifted after a US team inspected security measures at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah.

The New Arab

Egypt police trap and kill top militants: govt

Egyptian police killed three top Islamist militants in two separate operations, including two caught trying to move to a new hideout on Cairo's ...

Iran slams new US sanctions, responds with its own

The New Arab

Iran slams new US sanctions, responds with its own

Iran responded to new US sanctions against its ballistic missile programme with its own sanctions against Americans on Tuesday, official news ...

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

AJ Naddaff

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

Society: Born stateless in Yarmouk Camp, the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria, Joudeh has faced a lifetime of adversity in his ...

Shutting Palestinians out of al-Aqsa decision is disastrous

Daoud Kuttab

Shutting Palestinians out of al-Aqsa decision is disastrous

Comment: For Palestinians, the introduction of restrictions on the people of Jerusalem praying in their own mosque is an unacceptable ...

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