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Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital".

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

UN probes 'Iraq army abuses' during battles with Kurds

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UN probes 'Iraq army abuses' during battles with Kurds

The UN mission to Iraq says it is investigating allegations of human rights abuses following clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters in a disputed city last October.

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Richard Salamé

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Analysis: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed, writes ...

As Jerusalem burns, pro-MBS Saudi cleric focuses on...clean socks

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As Jerusalem burns, pro-MBS Saudi cleric focuses on...clean socks

Prominent Saudi cleric has become the butt of jokes after failing to say anything about Jerusalem, instead addressing trivial matters like the ...

Zahra Ali

Iraqi women's rights must be protected

Comment: Women's rights activists in Iraq insist on the necessity of civil struggle, linking their fight for equality with that of the fight for a civil state, writes Zahra Ali.

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Hizballah: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move'

The leader of Lebanon’s powerful militant and political group Hizballah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, proclaimed on Monday that his organisation ...

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Palestinian protesters block Bahrain faith group's visit to Gaza

Palestinian protesters have prevented a Bahraini interfaith group from visiting the Gaza Strip amid widespread outcry over the fate of Jerusalem.

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is ...

US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

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US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

The United States' ambassador in Iraq says the defeat of IS will allow Iraq to reassert its sovereignty after three years of war.

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Bahraini Shia cleric Isa Qassim returns home after surgery

Bahrain's leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim -, a key opposition figure - has returned home after undergoing surgery, his supporters ...

Bahrain sends first official delegation to Israel amid tensions

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Bahrain sends first official delegation to Israel amid tensions

A Bahraini interfaith delegation has visited Israel amid widespread demonstrations and condemnation over Washington's controversial policy shift ...

Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

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Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

Kuwaitis abided by the state's strict protesting laws to show their defiance against US President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as ...

Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, ...

Saudi Arabia orders 'limited media coverage' of Jerusalem move

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Saudi Arabia orders 'limited media coverage' of Jerusalem move

Saudi Arabia has ordered media outlets in the kingdom not to focus 'too much attention' on Washington's controversial decision to recognise ...

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Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

A Saudi anti-terror agency has argued that people who leave Islam should not be punished by death, sparking rumours the kingdom would abolish capital punishment for apostates.

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Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory over IS following a bloody three-year campaign, a group which at its height ...

Hadani Ditmars

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Analysis: The injustice of a corrupt state fuels recruitment to armed groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with ...

Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

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Qatar and France sign fighter jet deal

Qatar's latest purchase of military and commercial aircraft could help Qatar make more use of its planes after its operations were disrupted by ...

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Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital makes US troops in Iraq a target, a militia has said, while Abadi's government has ...

Saudi oil minister seeks stronger ties on Iraq visit

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Saudi oil minister seeks stronger ties on Iraq visit

Saudi Arabia's oil minister attended an energy conference in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Tuesday in a sign of improving bilateral ...

Kuwait ends troubled two-day GCC summit on first day

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Kuwait ends troubled two-day GCC summit on first day

Kuwait’s emir has ended a two-day Gulf summit only hours into first day, showing turmoil in bloc amid Qatar crisis.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE rulers 'skip GCC summit'

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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE rulers 'skip GCC summit'

The rulers of the blockading nations all sent representatives to the summit meeting in Kuwait, while the Emir of Qatar attended in person.

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