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Twin suicide bombings targeted mosques Afghanistan during evening prayers on Friday, killing at least 40 people, Afghan officials said.

Lebanese judicial officials have said a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens to death over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel.

Corbyn's Labour must move beyond its manifesto

Malia Bouattia

Corbyn's Labour must move beyond its manifesto

Comment: The Labour Party's 2017 Manifesto was rooted in social justice, but its now up to grassroots communities to strengthen the foundations of collective power, writes Malia Bouattia.

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

Yomi Kleinmann

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

In-depth: An eyewitness account of the Kurdish collapse at Kirkuk, as the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias reclaim the city for ...

Adama Munu

Somalia's 9/11: World, where's the outrage?

Somalia witnessed one of the most horrific days in its troubled history on Saturday when a bomb exploded in central Mogadishu killing at least 300 people.

The New Arab & agencies

US strikes kill 'dozens' of IS militants in Yemen

US military strikes kill dozens of IS militants at the group's training camps in central Yemen, a US Central Command statement said on Monday.

Paul Iddon

Iraqi-Kurdistan's relationship with the US has had its ups-and-downs

Analysis: While most Iraqi Kurds have a positive perception of the US, they haven't forgotten darker moments in the relationship, writes Paul ...

The New Arab

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

Philippines' defence minister confirmed the killing of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, during a battle to ...

Death toll from Somalia's Mogadishu blast rises to 189

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll from Somalia's Mogadishu blast rises to 189

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, police and hospital ...

The New Arab

IS foreign militants leave Syria's Raqqa under evacuation deal

Some foreign Islamic State militants have left Syria's Raqqa city on Sunday as part of a withdrawal deal with US-backed militias, a local ...

Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

Syrian regime troops and allied forces captured the city of Mayadeen from the Islamic State group on Saturday, state media said.

Egypt priest stabbed to death in possible hate crime

The New Arab

Egypt priest stabbed to death in possible hate crime

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has said a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on ...

Trump is about to make matters worse with Iran

Marcus Montgomery

Trump is about to make matters worse with Iran

Comment: Undermining the nuclear deal coupled with designating the IRGC a 'foreign terrorist organisation' only risks emboldening hardliners in ...

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really <em>killing</em> Russian diplomats?

Sam Fouad

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found ...

Matt Broomfield

Sudanese activists fear lifting sanctions will 'greenlight' regime atrocities

In-depth: Sudanese activists have told The New Arab of their fears the Sudanese regime will step up human rights violations now US sanctions have been lifted.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Cholera is killing children and adults as Yemen's sanitation and hospitals are bombed to rubble.

The New Arab

Islamic State's British 'White Widow killed' in drone strike

A British recruiter for the Islamic State group known as the "White Widow" has reportedly been killed by US drone strike.

The New Arab & agencies

UN to visit airbase used in Khan Sheikhoun attack

UN investigators will travel to an airbase in Syria this week that the US and allies say was used to launch the Khan Sheikhoun sarin gas attack ...

Islamic State group claims Damascus police HQ attack Islamic State group claims Damascus police HQ attack

The New Arab

Islamic State group claims Damascus police HQ attack

Three suicide bombers who blew themselves up near the main police headquarters in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday were Islamic State ...

The New Arab & agencies

Triple suicide attack near Damascus police HQ: ministry

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters building in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday.

Yemen's leaders 'seek power, not peace,' says UN envoy

The New Arab

Yemen's leaders 'seek power, not peace,' says UN envoy

Warring leaders in Yemen are more interested in wealth and power than ending the devastating conflict in the country, the UN special envoy for ...

US 'pretending' to fight Islamic State in Iraq: Russia

The New Arab

US 'pretending' to fight Islamic State in Iraq: Russia

Moscow accused the US of reducing its airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq on Tuesday, to allow militants to enter Syria and fight the ...

For the love of the game

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, ...

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