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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

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Saudi Arabia pushes ahead with 'Qatar island' project

Saudi Arabia has announced 25 June as the deadline for tenders of a controversial canal project that will turn the State of Qatar into an island.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

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Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near ...

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian protester on Gaza border

Israel troops have shot dead a Palestinian man on the Gaza border with Israel, Palestinian officials have said.

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Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

The Israeli military has said its warplanes struck nine Hamas targets in the besieged Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites attacks.

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing ...

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Israel bombs Gaza target for flying 'burning protest kites'

The drone strike is the latest Israeli 'deterrent' against further incendiary kite and balloon protests, as Israel warns more protesters could ...

Turkey hits Kurdish base in Iraq's Qandil Mountains region

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Turkey hits Kurdish base in Iraq's Qandil Mountains region

Turkey's president has said his country have begun an operation against bases of outlawed Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

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Spain offers healthcare to stranded migrants in Italy spat

Spain has announced it will extend public healthcare to migrants as Italy finds itself under the spotlight for its decision to refuse entry to ...

Yemen rebel attack kills dozen outside Hodeida

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Yemen rebel attack kills dozen outside Hodeida

Medical sources report a Houthi attack has left 12 Yemeni soldiers dead south of Hodeida, as part of a Saudi-led offensive on the port.

World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

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World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

Minute-by-minute updates from Egypt's opening game in its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, against South America titans Uruguay.

US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

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US rejects UAE request for assistance with Hodeida offensive

The US will not provide intelligence for the UAE-led offensive on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, which aid groups have repeatedly warned could lead ...

Yemenis flee as Saudi-led coalition pounds Hodeida port

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Yemenis flee as Saudi-led coalition pounds Hodeida port

The Saudi-led offensive continues in its second day against the Yemeni rebel-held port as aid agency warnings increase.

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Yemen president heads to UAE as Hodeida assault looms

Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key rebel-held port.

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UN Security Council to hold second 'urgent' Yemen meeting

Urgent talks will be held by the UN Security Council on Thursday following the launch of an offensive on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, diplomats ...

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

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Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with militia leader Amiri

Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr, whose bloc won last month's parliamentary election, has announced an alliance with the runner-ups in the vote.

Stand-up comedy show brings joy to besieged Yemen city

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Stand-up comedy show brings joy to besieged Yemen city

Residents of a besieged Yemeni city have organised a stand up comedy show during the holy month of Ramadan to raise spirits amid the ongoing ...

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Tunisia 'probes UAE-backed coup plot by sacked minister'

Tunisian officials reportedly have begun an investigation into a report that the sacked interior minister plotted a government overthrow in ...

UAE threatens to launch imminent offensive on Yemen port

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UAE threatens to launch imminent offensive on Yemen port

The United Arab Emirates has warned Yemen's Houthi rebels that they face an imminent offensive on Hodeida if they fail to evacuate the port city ...

Hundreds killed in heavy fighting along Yemen's west coast

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Hundreds killed in heavy fighting along Yemen's west coast

Heavy fighting between Yemen’s pro-government forces and Houthi rebels has killed more than 600 people in recent days, security officials said ...

Syria 'dissolves loyalist militias in capital under Russian orders'

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Syria 'dissolves loyalist militias in capital under Russian orders'

The Syrian regime has reportedly dissolved loyalist militias in the capital Damascus under orders from its main backer Russia, The New Arab's ...

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