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Comment: Sisi and pro-regime media used populism to incite the masses against pro-democracy and revolutionary voices, but it can only get him so far, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Egypt cancelled a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top US presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, after the United States withheld millions of dollars in aid.

Israel-Russia summit meeting over Iran's future in Syria

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Israel-Russia summit meeting over Iran's future in Syria

The state leaders of Israel and Russia will meet in Sochi on Wednesday to discuss the future of Syria and Iran's involvement in any ongoing ceasefire.

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Humanitarian crisis looms in shadow of Tal Afar battle

In-depth: Civilians face grave danger as US and Iraqi troops fight to rout the Islamic State group, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

MBS meets Kushner to discuss <em>Middle</em> <em>East</em> peace

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MBS meets Kushner to discuss Middle East peace

Saudi Arabia's hawkish crown prince Mohammed bin Salman met with senior US officials in Jeddah Tuesday to discuss the Trump administration's ...

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Netanyahu to discuss 'Iran's aggression' in Syria with Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will discuss "Iran's aggression" in Syria during a meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin on Wednesday.

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

James Snell

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa Haftar, it is acting strategically to keep all potential emerging ...

WikiLeaks' Assange: Al Arabiya network 'publishing fabrications' about Qatar

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WikiLeaks' Assange: Al Arabiya network 'publishing fabrications' about Qatar

Julian Assange on Monday accused the Saudi-owned network of publishing "increasingly absurd fabrications" against Qatar.

Hadani Ditmars

White supremacists drowned out in Vancouver by counter-protest

Society: Anti-racism campaigners vastly outnumbered far-right activists in Vancouver this weekend, reports Hadani Ditmars.

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

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'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to the Gulf region last month indicates a change in Iraq's relations with its neighbours, analysts suggest.

Qatar unveils plans for stunning World Cup stadium

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Qatar unveils plans for stunning World Cup stadium

Qatar World Cup organisers have presented stunning new plans for the 40,000 seater al-Thumama Stadium, drawing inspiration from the traditional ...

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

Palestinians say 'no clear vision' from Trump on talks

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Palestinians say 'no clear vision' from Trump on talks

Palestinian officials await a 'clear vision' from the US on resuming negotiations with Israel, with President Abbas saying chaos in the White ...

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Shell 'to buy Israeli gas' for Egypt market

Shell is considering buying gas from the Israeli Leviathan field in the Mediterranean for sale in the Egyptian market, according to media reports.

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These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their ...

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring ...

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Qatar dismisses 'illegal' demand for cutting Turkey defence ties

Qatar's ambassador to Turkey rejects Gulf states' demands regarding Doha's military ties to Ankara, saying that no dialogue about Qatar's ...

Arab foreign ministers back US meditation in Israel-Palestine conflict

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Arab foreign ministers back US meditation in Israel-Palestine conflict

Palestinian, Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers on said they would support US=led mediation efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ...

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: Saudi leaders are crazy

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UAE's Washington ambassador Otaiba: Saudi leaders are crazy

The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington has mocked Saudi Arabia as "f***in coo coo!" in the latest series of emails to be leaked from ...

Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

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Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

The New Arab has put together some of the major statements made on Islam by the now ex-chief strategist of the White House, Steve Bannon.

Iraqi forces 'ready' for next battle against Islamic State

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Iraqi forces 'ready' for next battle against Islamic State

Senior US military leaders said that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State.

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