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Comment: When you are an Arab woman in the public eye, almost anything you say can and likely will be used against you, writes Ruby Hamad.

Egyptian prosecutors have accused two monks of agreeing to kill a senior clergyman over unspecified "differences".

Italy threatens sending stranded migrants 'back to Libya'

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Italy threatens sending stranded migrants 'back to Libya'

The comments come amid a tense battle between Italy and Malta over who should allow a rescue ship carrying nearly 180 migrants to dock.

Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

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Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

The 14-page UN report laid out four options, from increasing aid to the Palestinians, sending rights monitors and unarmed observers to deploying ...

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Sam Hamad

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

Paul Iddon

Idlib: Will Syria's last major battle be its deadliest?

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

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Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from 19-24 August.

UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

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UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

UNRWA was set up after the 1948 war that accompanied the creation of Israel, during which more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled ...

Marta Bellingreri

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals ...

Incarcerated Saudi prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

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Incarcerated Saudi prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

Saudi activists have reported the death of a detained cleric, claiming he died as a result of torture during his incarceration.

Tunisia denies Italy's claims of 'terrorist' migrants

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Tunisia denies Italy's claims of 'terrorist' migrants

Tunisian authorities have denied accusations made by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean were 'terrorists'.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The cost of conflict: Violence against women in Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

The cost of conflict: Violence against women in Kashmir

Comment: In Indian-controlled Kashmir, impunity is the norm, even in cases of mass rape, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, writes Zam Yusa.

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Migrant rescue ship stranded after EU countries refuse entry

Italy and Malta, the two countries closest to the ship, have said it would not allow the rescue migrant ship to dock at its ports.

The New Arab

Egyptian-French Marxist thinker Samir Amin dies in Paris

A leading Arab leftist thinker has died in Paris, with tributes coming from across the world praising the controversial figure

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Ships 'ignored' migrants stranded at sea

A migrant rescue group has said that tighter controls by Italy and Malta may be causing passing ships to shun migrants stranded at sea.

Spain and Germany push for greater migrant aid

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Spain and Germany push for greater migrant aid

Spain and Germany have agreed to push for greater EU help for North African countries that are a major point of departure for migrants and ...

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

Hamas says Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

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Hamas says Gaza ceasefire reached with Israel

Hamas and Israel appeared to be honouring a ceasefire on Friday that ended an intense flare-up in violence amid Egyptian efforts to negotiate ...

Gaza: Biggest flare-up since 2014 as Israel pounds enclave

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Gaza: Biggest flare-up since 2014 as Israel pounds enclave

Dozens of Palestinians were injured when Israel struck a cultural centre in Gaza alongside 200 'Hamas targets', while militants launched a ...

Palestinian factions declare ceasefire after deadly Gaza violence

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Palestinian factions declare ceasefire after deadly Gaza violence

It was the third major escalation since July and came despite attempts by UN officials and Egypt to secure a long-term truce between Israel and ...

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