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A Marriott hotel in the US state of Virginia is set to host a two-day national conference by one of the country's largest anti-Muslim groups.

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial academia forever, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Stasa Salacanin

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Comment: The recent rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is the latest link in a chain of shifting alliances in the Middle East, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by ...

<em>US</em> airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa 'hit school and marketplace'

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US airstrikes on Syria's Raqqa 'hit school and marketplace'

Two US airstrikes on IS-held Raqqa, eastern Syria in March killed scores of civilians, a human rights group has claimed.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels 'detain US oil worker'

Yemen's Houthis have allegedly detained a US oil worker, as the rebels continue their campaign against suspected opponents.

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Iraqi-Kurdistan's neighbours threaten economic war following independence referendum

Countries neighbouring Iraqi-Kurdistan have responded to an independence referendum with threats of possible military action, blockades and ...

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Iraqi-Kurds begin voting in controversial independence referendum

After months of warnings from international bodies and regional powers, voting begins in Ebril-controlled areas of northern Iraq has started for ...

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US-backed Syria militia 'hit by Russian bombing'

A Syrian Democratic Forces position in Syria has been targeted by Russian bombing and mortar fire, the mostly Kurdish militia has claimed, in an ...

Trump rages on with new anti-migrant travel ban

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Trump rages on with new anti-migrant travel ban

Only one of the countries from the expired ban, Sudan, will no longer be subject to travel restrictions

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Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence minister ...

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

<em>US</em> launches airstrikes on 'IS camp' in Libya

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US launches airstrikes on 'IS camp' in Libya

The US air strikes were believed to be the first in Libya by American forces since US President Donald Trump took office in ...

Baghdad concerned as Kurdish leaders charge on with referendum

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Baghdad concerned as Kurdish leaders charge on with referendum

Iraq's leader has said Baghdad will take all 'necessary measures' to defend the unity of the country, as Iraqi-Kurdistan prepares to vote on ...

Abbas 'waiting on Trump' before new steps in negotiations

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Abbas 'waiting on Trump' before new steps in negotiations

Senior Palestinian figures said the Palestinian Authority has agreed to wait for a proposal from the US prior to taking any significant ...

Paul McLoughlin

Indian scholar 'asked to leave' Oman after anti-Saudi speech

An Indian scholar has been asked to leave Oman, after making a speech at a local sharia college that criticised Saudi foreign policy.

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Trump tweets stark new warning to North Korea

US President Donald Trump has ramped the rhetoric against North Korea, with a tweet warning Pyongyang's leadership they 'won't be ...

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Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

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French soldier killed fighting IS in Iraq-Syria zone

A French parachutist was killed while participating in the fight against Islamic State militants in the Iraq-Syria military zone, President ...

Somalia seizes weapons-laden boat from Yemen

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Somalia seizes weapons-laden boat from Yemen

Somali authorities from the Puntland region seized a weapons-laden boat from war-torn Yemen on Saturday.

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Saudi women enter history books in 'first stadium visit'

Women in Saudi Arabia were finally allowed to enter a sports stadium on Saturday, to mark the conservative nation's 87th national day.

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ...

Iran ignores <em>US</em> warning and test-fires new missile Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

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Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump ...

Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in 2018

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Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in 2018

Kuwait will hold a conference on reconstructing war-torn Iraq early next year, the US presidential envoy to the international coalition ...

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