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Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard on Monday.

A bomb attack in Iraq's contested Kirkuk city has killed at least one person and wounded seven others on Wednesday evening.

WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

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WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

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Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked attacks

The 22-year-old Iraqi immigrant held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence in Germany last month was ...

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's chaos takes to the skies, following Russian downing

The 'accidental downing' of a Russian military plane by the Syrian regime highlights the potential for conflict between the country's warring ...

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Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad regime

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Saudi-led coalition 'kills 18 Yemen fishermen' in rebel-held Hodeida

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis rebels has reportedly killed several fishermen off the coast of the port city of Hodeida, a day ...

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Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

Algeria will accept deportations of its citizens living in Germany.

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Qatar gifts Turkish republic presidential plane

Turkey's Erdogan says the emir of Qatar had donated the Boeing 747-8 plane, worth around $400-500 million, to the Turkish state, not to ...

Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

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Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London ...

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Amnesty International urges Spain to suspend Saudi arms sale

The rights group urged Madrid on Monday to suspend the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia or risk finding itself ...

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic ...

Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

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Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

The kingdom is increasingly cash-strapped as it seeks funds to finance its expensive and sweeping economic and social reform programmes.

Iraq deploys troops along border to monitor 'Turkey violations'

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Iraq deploys troops along border to monitor 'Turkey violations'

Iraq will deploy security forces along the mountainous border with Turkey and take action against Ankara at the United Nations over air strikes ...

Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

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Spain PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

The Spanish government defended sending weapons to Saudi Arabia after previously pledging to block the delivery of weapons to the Gulf state.

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Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan.

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Turkey canal project to turn western Istanbul into 'island'

Despite a freeze on government spending and protests from environmentalists, work is set to start on Kanal Istanbul this year.

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Globalising authoritarianism: Saudi Arabia attempts to silence Western critics

Western silence on Saudi Arabia's lashing out on Canada shows Riyadh is increasingly using its economic muscle to quell foreign criticism.

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Palestinian teenager shot by Israel dies

Suheib Abdel Salam Kashif succumbed to his wounds after he was shot by Israeli forces last month.

Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

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Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

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Sudan's newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

Abdullah Hamduk, who was the former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, passed on the finance minister on ...

Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

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Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

Photoblog: Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, shows the resilience of people in his native Gaza in a new exhibition.

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

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Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

The Afghan war is on track to inflict more than 20,000 battle deaths in 2018, including civilians and combatants, analysts said.

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