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In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, Egyptian golden boy Mohammad Salah is compensating.

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp

Robert Cusack

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Jenin refugee camp

Israeli soldiers shot and killed two young men after a crowd of Palestinians threw petrol bombs at them on Tuesday.

<em>Salah</em> coming to Liverpool is a pretty big deal

Uri Levy

Salah coming to Liverpool is a pretty big deal

Blog: The record signing of Mohammad Salah brings Liverpool to a huge new market of potential fans - and shirt-buyers, notes ...

Nabeel Rajab's pre-trial detention 'illegally' extended by 15 days

Robert Cusack

Nabeel Rajab's pre-trial detention 'illegally' extended by 15 days

Nabeel Rajab's lawyer, Mohammad al-Jishi told The New Arab that the Bahraini activist's detention was illegal and the prosecution did ...

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Algerian man jailed for Facebook posts 'insulting Islam'

Human Rights Watch has called for Slimane Bouhafs' immediate release after authorities sentenced him to three years behind bars.

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Syria opposition abandons Geneva as bombs devastate market towns

Video: Syria's main opposition bloc has begun to leave peace talks being held in Geneva, following a string of air raids targeting civilians ...

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Spanish press take Xavi's Ronaldo-Messi comparison out of context

A statement by The New Arab on our exclusive interview with football legend Xavi Hernandez.

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Iraqi forces close to fully retaking IS-held Anbar town

Iraqi government forces and Sunni Arab tribal fighters have breached IS defences in Hit, Anbar province, but the first phase of the operation to ...

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, ...

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to return displaced Christians home

In an Easter message delivered to Christians, Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani promised to defeat Islamic State militants to pave the way for the ...

Footballing legend Xavi: Arab footballers are great and promising

The New Arab

Footballing legend Xavi: Arab footballers are great and promising

Footballing great Xavi tells The New Arab what he thinks about top-tier Arab footballers and the differences between European and Arab football.

Iraq launches 'preparatory offensive' to retake Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq launches 'preparatory offensive' to retake Mosul

The Iraqi military has announced the launch of a long-awaited operation to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

The New Arab

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

Where do the explosives used by terrorist groups and insurgents that have killed many thousands in the Arab world come from? The New Arab ...

Brussels attacks: The world reacts Brussels attacks: The world reacts

The New Arab

Brussels attacks: The world reacts

World leaders and social media users have rushed to condemn the attacks that devastated the Belgian capital on Tuesday morning.

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Qatar appoints new foreign minister in wide-ranging ministerial reshuffle

Qatar's Emir ordered a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday naming a new foreign minister. The line-up transfers outgoing minister Khaled al-Attiyeh to the defence ministry and includes a woman cabinet member.

The New Arab

Naming those executed on New Year's Day

Blog: Saudi Arabia's executions included political activists and al-Qaeda members alike. These are their names.

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Egyptian court postpones trial of three anti-coup protesters

A court in Egypt on Thursday postponed delayed the trial of three anti-government protesters who were arrested last year for 'blocking roads and ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Belgian man named as mastermind behind Paris attacks

A French official has identified the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, that left over 100 dead, as Belgian national Abdelhamid Abaaoud, ...

East Jerusalem's Shufat refugee camp witnesses week of violence

Imogen Lambert

East Jerusalem's Shufat refugee camp witnesses week of violence

The Shufat refugee camp, a Palestinian neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, has been the centre of clashes, with a number of youngsters killed by ...

AAAJ and agencies

Algeria's Bouteflika replaces powerful head of military intelligence

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday replaced the long-standing head of Algeria's military intelligence agency, in his latest move in a ...

Yemeni arrested at US flight school of 9/11 attackers

Yemeni arrested at US flight school of 9/11 attackers

Federal authorities in the US have arrested a Yemeni student training at the Huffman Aviation in Florida, the same school attended by two of the ...

'Brotherhood-linked' publishing houses shut down by Egypt authorities

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

'Brotherhood-linked' publishing houses shut down by Egypt authorities

Alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood cited in closures of five publishers, as a wave of newspaper censorship spreads over the ...

Rockets and olive oil: A post-war Hamas

Imogen Lambert

Rockets and olive oil: A post-war Hamas

Analysis: As the Hamas military wing rallies around rockets in Gaza, the movement's political leaders speak of truce-talks with Israel. What is ...

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