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Islamic State miliants and their families have been bused out of southern Damascus, SOHR said, though Syrian state media reports an agreement hasn't been reached.

Palestinian willingness to even consider a US peace plan would require anger to subside considerably in the coming weeks.

The one-state solution is the only solution

Ben White

The one-state solution is the only solution

Comment: A single democratic state in Palestine/Israel is, in fact, a realistic and vital alternative to formal apartheid, writes Ben White.

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

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Gaza massacre: Where Arab countries stand

Arab states condemned Monday's Gaza massacre, but some choose not to comment on the controversial opening of the US embassy in the contested ...

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US embassy move: who attended?

While the EU chose to boycott the controversial US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there - four member states accepted the invite.

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

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Jordan sentences man who targeted liquor stores to death

The man, who is in his 20s, was sentenced to death for allegedly joining the Islamic State and planning terror attacks against alcohol shops in ...

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Saudi Crown Prince 'partner of Israel', says Israel envoy

The powerful Saudi Crown Prince has become an ally of Israel, the Israeli ambassador to Egypt has said, in the latest sign of warming relations ...

The New Arab's Ramadan series

The New Arab's Ramadan series

Special coverage: Millions of Muslims globally will be celebrating the holy month of Ramadan this May. Follow our special series to read more ...

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Britain, Germany, France 'committed' to Iran deal without US

The statements from the leaders of Britain, France and Germany suggest a transatlantic clash is looming over Trump's decision.

Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran, withdraws from nuclear deal

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Trump reinstates sanctions on Iran, withdraws from nuclear deal

Despite months of lobbying from European allies, US President Donald Trump has made good on his threat and pulled out of the Iran deal.

Withdrawing from Iran deal will spark 'arms race': <em>Jordan</em>

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Withdrawing from Iran deal will spark 'arms race': Jordan

Jordan's foreign minister has warned that if the US withdraws from the Iran nuclear deal it could lead to an arms race in the Middle East, ...

Israel to hold 'independence day' celebration in Egypt

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Israel to hold 'independence day' celebration in Egypt

Israel's embassy in Egypt has organised an event at a Cairo hotel to celebrate 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, seen by Palestinians as a ...

Philippines investigating reported killing of extremist leader

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Philippines investigating reported killing of extremist leader

The Philippine military said it is examining intelligence reports that a Middle East-educated commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group has ...

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Assad's forces suffer losses in rebel-held southern Syria

At least five regime soldiers were killed in clashes with opposition forces as they tried to advance into rebel-held Daraa.

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Iraq speaker seeks pardon for Saddam's defence minister

Authorities in Iraq have been urged to pardon the former defence minister of dictator Saddam Hussein on health grounds, the speaker of Iraq's ...

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British ambassador to Israel filmed at Gaza border protests

A militant propaganda video filming Israeli forces at the border revealed an unreported trip taken by the British ambassador to Israel, ...

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Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

Deeper reforms must be made to curb high unemployment rates in the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Japan PM pledges not to move embassy to Jerusalem

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Japan PM pledges not to move embassy to Jerusalem

Japan's Abe told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas his country will not follow the United States' embassy move.

Robert Springborg

Building militaries in fragile states: Comparing US and Iran

Comment: In comparison to Iran's remarkably successful record of building militaries and their associated states, the US has little to show, ...

Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

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Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

Blog: During his Middle East trip, newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met no Palestinian officials despite rising tensions with ...

Interview: Muslim Aid's Madiha Raza

Florence Dixon

Interview: Muslim Aid's Madiha Raza

The New Arab Meets: British aid worker Madiha Raza tells of the perks and perils of her work, including the shock of waking up to the US-led ...

Japan's Abe in the UAE to boost ties

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Japan's Abe in the UAE to boost ties

The Japanese leader was in Abu Dhabi for the first leg of his Middle East tour, bringing 27 Japanese companies with him for a business forum ...

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