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Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Comment: The alternative outcomes, should the UN's sixth envoy to Libya fail to bring about a political solution, are not enviable, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Hamas says 'no one' can force it to disarm

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Hamas says 'no one' can force it to disarm

Yahya Sinwar said that "no one" can force Hamas to disarm or recognise Israel after the US demanded it meet those conditions as part of a unity deal.

Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for impasse in Qatar crisis

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Tillerson blames Saudi bloc for impasse in Qatar crisis

The US will again try to resolve a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads back to the region to visit Saudi ...

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Karim Traboulsi

#HalaBelKhamis: In Middle East, Thank God it's Thursday!

Hala Bel Khamis is the most annoying thing to reach virality in the Arab world since Despacito, but what is it exactly?

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 ...

Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group

UK lawmakers call out 'humanitarian crisis' in Gaza

Comment: An open letter from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group to the UK's Minister for International Development, expressing ...

Paul Iddon

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, ...

US demands Hamas 'recognise Israel, disarm' in unity deal

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US demands Hamas 'recognise Israel, disarm' in unity deal

A top aide to US President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded that an emerging Palestinian government recognise Israel and disarm Hamas as part ...

The New Arab

Mysterious 'ancient stone gates' discovered in Saudi volcano field

Archaeologists left puzzled about the origin and purpose of strange structures spotted in the Harrat Khaybar volcano field.

US presses UN to adopt Washington's stance on Iran

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US presses UN to adopt Washington's stance on Iran

US ambassador warns UN about Iran's 'destabilising' actions in Washington's first public test of how international allies have received its ...

Khamenei threatens to 'shred' nuclear deal if US quits

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Khamenei threatens to 'shred' nuclear deal if US quits

Ali Khamenei said Tehran will comply with the 2015 nuclear deal as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if the ...

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 ...

Malaysian beauty advert under fire for 'promoting domestic abuse'

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Malaysian beauty advert under fire for 'promoting domestic abuse'

A Malaysian cosmetic company has come under fire for an advert that critics have said promotes domestic violence against women with dark skin ...

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

Norway ignores Trump anti-Iran rhetoric and agrees solar deal

A Norwegian solar energy company has agreed a $2.9 billion deal with Iran, despite a war of words between the Washington and Tehran heating up.

The New Arab & agencies

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, writes ...

#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag ...

James Snell

Kirkuk has already exposed Trump's incoherent Iran strategy

Comment: In Kirkuk, the US has allowed Iranian proxy forces - recently designated a terrorist group - to openly attack an American ally, ...

US-backed forces announce full capture of Raqqa from IS

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US-backed forces announce full capture of Raqqa from IS

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday they had fully captured the Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqqa, after ...

Jordanian wrestler becomes first Arab woman to join WWE

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Jordanian wrestler becomes first Arab woman to join WWE

Jordanian TV presenter Shadia Bseiso has become the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign with World Wrestling ...

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity ...

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