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Reports of Syrian rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham escorting a Turkish convoy into Idlib suggests there may be no direct clashes between Turkish troops and the rebel group.

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Iran 'recruiting Afghan children' to fight in Syria

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Iran 'recruiting Afghan children' to fight in Syria

Afghan boys as young as 14 are being recruited by Iran to fight in Syria, an investigation by Human Rights Watch has shown.

Riyadh strikes back: official axed over king's Yoda image

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Riyadh strikes back: official axed over king's Yoda image

A Saudi education official has been sacked over a schoolbook that accidentally included a doctored photograph of a former ruler sitting next to ...

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

Charlie Hoyle

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison ...

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Saudi school textbook withdrawn over Yoda image error

Saudi authorities this week withdrew high school textbooks containing a manipulated image of a former Saudi King alongside "Star Wars" film character Yoda.

Aijaz Nazir

Rohingya refugees in India fear 'illegal' deportation to Myanmar

Indian lawmakers say they want to deport all unregistered migrants, but Rohingya refugees fear death if they are returned to Myanmar.

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The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Aaron Noonan

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Comment: The cycle of sectarian violence is only likely to continue, writes Aaron Noonan.

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Assad regime 'executed' Syria open internet activist Bassel Kharabil

A Syrian free speech activist and open software developer was executed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to new reports.

Interpol searching for 173 possible Islamic State suicide attackers

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Interpol searching for 173 possible Islamic State suicide attackers

Interpol released a list of individuals who have reportedly received special training on suicide attack missions, based on US intelligence ...

HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

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HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

Emanuel Stoakes

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

In-depth: Uyghur Muslims seeking refuge in Cairo are being forced to return to China, while others have gone into hiding, fearing persecution - ...

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

Comment: The symbolism of the destruction of the Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul will act as a lightning rod for extremists to reinvigorate the ...

Tajana Tadić

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

Society: As World Refugee Day passes yet again with no change in the condition of most refugees, it's time to remind ourselves of the horrors unfolding right on our doorstep.

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London attackers faked suicide vests for 'maximum fear'

Fake suicide vests worn by the assailants in the London Bridge attack were made with disposable water bottles attached to leather belts.

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Released French photographer says Turkey sending 'strong message'

Ankara wants to send a "strong message" to reporters wishing to go to the southeast of country, said Mathias Depardon, who was detained near the ...

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Tehran attackers 'were trained in IS-held Iraq and Syria'

Iran authorities have blamed IS for an attack in Tehran on Wednesday and said the militants who carried out the attack spent time in Raqqa and ...

Sympathy with Qatar now a crime in the UAE

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Sympathy with Qatar now a crime in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates’ Justice Ministry is warning social media users that they can face prison time and fines for offering sympathy for ...

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The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

France hunts, kills citizens fighting with IS in Iraq

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France hunts, kills citizens fighting with IS in Iraq

French forces have enlisted Iraqi counter terrorism combatants to secretly hunt and kill French nationals who have joined senior ranks of ...

Bin Laden's son touts al-Qaeda 'comeback' as IS collapses

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Bin Laden's son touts al-Qaeda 'comeback' as IS collapses

A recording believed to be the voice of Hamza bin Laden has emerged online, raising fears that Al-Qaeda is re-branding as the Islamic State ...

Trump condemns 'Islamophobic double-murder' in Portland after public pressure

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Trump condemns 'Islamophobic double-murder' in Portland after public pressure

US President Donald Trump said the attack in Portland that left two men dead on Friday was unacceptabl

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