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Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did not, writes Barak Barfi.

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Mosul's destroyed Grand Nuri Mosque: Perfect for IS propaganda

Comment: The symbolism of the destruction of the Grand Nuri Mosque in Mosul will act as a lightning rod for extremists to reinvigorate the simmering sectarian war, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becomes vehicle for Iranian power

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia agree to 'jihadist-for-Shia militants' prisoner swap

Iraq and Saudi Arabia have agreed to a prisoner exchange involving Islamic State group fighters and Iraqi militiamen during bilateral talks this week that followed years of strained ties.

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi bullying of Qatar: A crumbling Game of Thrones

Comment: Despite White House support for the Saudi-UAE alliance, it is Qatar thathas emerged with the trump card, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The New Arab

'Iraq to hold countries that support terrorism accountable': PM

Iraq's Prime Minister said Baghdad retains its right to hold accountable those who support terrorism, during his first official visit to Saudi ...

Jo Schietti

Lebanon's political crisis drags on with third term extension

Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Jo Schietti.

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

Iraqi forces captured a border crossing to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to ...

The New Arab

First 'liberal mosque' opens in Germany

With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with ...

US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

The New Arab

US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

The Russian army said earlier that it hit IS leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ...

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

Iraqis in US sue to prevent their deportations

The New Arab

Iraqis in US sue to prevent their deportations

Iraqi immigrants detained in a weekend raid have filed a class action lawsuit to halt their deportation in fear of religious persecution if sent ...

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Barak Barfi

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain jails citizen for pro-Qatar social media post

Bahrain jailed one of its citizens for comments made on social media, reports said, in the first arrest of its kind since passing a controversial law criminalising sympathy with Qatar.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence and foreign intrigues

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Paul Iddon

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

Analysis: While Iraq's drinking culture is not as open and vibrant as it once was, there are bright embers of that dying fire still glowing ...

The New Arab

UK paid over $28 million in Iraq compensation

A freedom of information request has revealed that 1,471 claims brought against the UK army over alleged abuses committed in Iraq have cost ...

Kuwait sentences militant to life for US soldier attack

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait sentences militant to life for US soldier attack

A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced a professed member of the Islamic State group to life in prison for an attack on US troops in the emirate ...

Robert Cusack

Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif province

Protests against the demolition of the old town of Awamiyah, the hometown of Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, have led to the deaths of ...

Egyptian regime drags UN into feud with Qatar

The New Arab

Egyptian regime drags UN into feud with Qatar

Egypt's regime is using its seat at the Security Council to incite against Qatar, as the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar continues to escalate

IS woman bomber kills tens in market near Karbala

The New Arab

IS woman bomber kills tens in market near Karbala

Twin suicide bomb attacks in a town's market and the Shia holy city of Karbala, on Friday killed at least 21 people and wounded 40, ...

Bahrain follows UAE and promises jail for 'Qatar sympathisers'

The New Arab

Bahrain follows UAE and promises jail for 'Qatar sympathisers'

Bahrain will follow the UAE and jail people showing sympathy for Qatar on social media, following a diplomatic spat between Gulf states.

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