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Comment: AFP has made some crucial - and elementary - mistakes in its profile of academic Azmi Bishara, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

More than 70 percent of Yemeni imports pass through the docks of Hodeida port, controlled by the country's Houthi rebels.

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

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Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

The Saudi-led coalition reported on Saturday they had captured Hodeida airport - a claim quickly denied by Houthi rebels.

Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque attack

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Two stabbed to death in South Africa mosque attack

Two people have been murdered and several others injured, when a man launched an attack on Muslim worshipers at a mosque in South Africa.

Arrest warrants issued after blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

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Arrest warrants issued after blast in Sadr's Baghdad stronghold

The blasts last week which left 18 dead were followed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calling for a nationwide disarmament campaign.

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The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

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Saudi-led coalition launches assault on Yemen's Hodeida

Saudi-backed forces have launched an offensive against Yemen's Hodeida in a move the UN says puts 250,000 people in the line of fire.

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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.

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Iraqi PM Abadi rejects election rerun amid fraud allegations

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Iraqi PM Abadi rejects election rerun amid fraud allegations

Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by fraud allegations.

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Bahrain bans members of dissolved opposition parties from elections

The amended law prohibits "leaders and members of political associations dissolved for violating the kingdom's constitution or its laws" from ...

Twenty-seven arrested in Iran over Ramadan 'terrorist' plot

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Twenty-seven arrested in Iran over Ramadan 'terrorist' plot

The country is a target of Sunni jihadists for its regional role and backing of Shia militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.

Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

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Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

Syria strikes kill 15 civilians in Idlib

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Syria strikes kill 15 civilians in Idlib

Fifteen civilians, including four children, were killed in Russian airstrikes in north Syria.

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Spurned by US, Iran angrily watches Trump-North Korea talks

For Iran, the so-called 'Axis of Evil' has boiled down to a party of one, as US President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea.

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

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Sheikha Hala, wife of Bahrain's crown prince, dies

Sheikha Hala bint D'aji Al Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain's crown prince, has died, the country's news agency has reported

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Three bombs rock Iraqi city of Kirkuk

An Iraqi security official says three bombs have exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing a woman and wounding 18 others.

Iraq's Sadr calls for nationwide disarmament campaign

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Iraq's Sadr calls for nationwide disarmament campaign

Sadr, whose political bloc won Iraq's parliamentary election in May, declared Baghdad's Sadr City district would be a weapons-free area later ...

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IS retakes parts of Albu Kamal in major attack

The Islamic State group seizes parts of key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border on Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed the ...

UN warns attack on Yemen port threatens innocent civilians

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UN warns attack on Yemen port threatens innocent civilians

UN warns a military attack or siege by Yemeni pro-government forces supported by US-backed, Saudi-led coalition on the port city of Hodeida will ...

Bolton's MEK ties make him more lobbyist than statesman

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Bolton's MEK ties make him more lobbyist than statesman

Comment: Bolton's ties to the cult-like, violent, exiled Iranian group the MEK, are extremely alarming, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek ...

Iraq's Sadr forms alliance ahead of electoral probe

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Iraq's Sadr forms alliance ahead of electoral probe

Iraq's decision to call for a manual recount has not stopped coalition agreements continuing, as populist Shia cleric Muqtada Sadr make ...

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