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Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their next government, saying it will be "inclusive".

Election winner Muqtada al-Sadr will have a strong say in negotiations to form the next Iraq government.

Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

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Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella al-Shamahi is on a mission to unearth the history of mankind, while fighting to preserve its future.

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

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Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Ethiopia says <em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> to release 1,000 detained migrants

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Ethiopia says Saudi Arabia to release 1,000 detained migrants

Abiy Ahmed's trip to Saudi Arabia marks his first official visit to a non-African country since becoming prime minister in ...

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Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

Egyptian police have arrested three prominent activists in recent days, with Amnesty International condemning Cairo's attacks on freedom of expression.

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Saudi media brands women's rights activists 'traitors'

Just weeks ahead of lifting the driving ban, Saudi authorities have arrested prominent women's rights activists.

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Muslim leaders call for international force to protect Palestinians

The OIC also said Washington was complicit in the "crimes" of Israel and "emboldened" its government by moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

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Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should ...

<em>Saudi</em> <em>Arabia</em> welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

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Saudi Arabia welcomes Ramadan with a spate of arrests

A number of leading Saudi human rights activists and academics have been arrested in the first day of Ramadan as Riyah authorities ...

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Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

A Parisian restaurant known for its five-star clientele is being investigated after a newspaper article interviewed staff saying management run ...

Mecca-Medina high-speed rail to begin operations in September

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Mecca-Medina high-speed rail to begin operations in September

Saudi Arabia's new Mecca-Medina railway link is set to be ready by September, following numerous delays to the project.

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Gordon Adams

Beyond hegemony and a liberal international order

Comment: It's time for America to realise it is increasingly irrelevant on the global stage, writes Gordon Adams.

Riyadh to host Middle East's first Formula E race

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Riyadh to host Middle East's first Formula E race

Formula E will stage its electric street racing series’ first race in the region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, authorities ...

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Khaled Diab

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic ...

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Arab League calls for international probe against Israeli crimes

Arab foreign ministers held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the Gaza Strip after Monday's massacre of Palestinian protesters.

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Total chief predicts $100 a barrel later this year

The price of oil is set to skyrocket due to potential US sanctions on Iran, the head of French energy giant Total has said.

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Trump lawyer 'demanded $1 million from Qatar for insights'

Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked Qatar for $1 million for personal insights into the president's plans, according to a ...

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Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

The dean of Aden University and two members of her family, including a four-year old girl, were killed by a masked gunman in her home in Aden.

Yemen government proposes prisoner swap with Houthi rebels

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Yemen government proposes prisoner swap with Houthi rebels

Yemen's government welcomed the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by proposing a prisoner swap deal with Houthi rebels in the country's north.

Charlie Hoyle

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

According to the United Nations, clashes along Yemen's western coast have displaced around 100,000 people in recent months, most of them from ...

Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

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Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

US President Donald Trump wants the 11-month dispute between Qatar and its neighbours to end because it "benefits Iran".

Arab League to meet on Gaza massacre

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Arab League to meet on Gaza massacre

Israel has come under international pressure after its border forces on Monday killed some 60 Palestinians protesting against the transfer the ...

US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

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US, Gulf states slap terror sanctions on Hizballah leader

The United States and Gulf states have imposed terror sanctions on Lebanon's Hizballah, including on the group's leader Hassan Nasrallah and ...

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