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Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

Six US senators introduced legislation to restrict loans from international institutions to Turkey, after a court ordered a US pastor to remain in jail.

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

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Turkey accuses Israel of 'apartheid' over controversial new law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of ...

America's got 99 problems...

Khaled Diab

America's got 99 problems...

Comment: America's spiralling descent towards fascism and dictatorship is almost entirely of its own making, writes Khaled Diab.

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to Riyadh.

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

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UN court to rule in Qatar lawsuit against UAE

The United Nations' highest legal body will next week issue a verdict in a lawsuit by Qatar accusing the United Arab Emirates ...

The New Arab & agencies

US pastor held in Turkey could be released: lawyer

The prosecution is set to conclude its case on Wednesday against Andrew Brunson in a trial that has deepened a rift between the NATO allies.

Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

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Turkish court orders US pastor to remain in prison

Andrew Brunson's trial has further strained tense relations between NATO allies Turkey and the United States.

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Iran 'preparing' to enrich if nuclear deal fails: official

A top Iranian official said the Islamic Republic is ready to boost its uranium enrichment to higher levels if talks fail with Europe on ...

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

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Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

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Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

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Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after child deaths

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have banned a number of popular video games following the deaths of two children linked to a social media suicide challenge.

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Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea threatens Gulf livelihoods

Dead zones are areas of the sea where the lack of oxygen makes it difficult for fish to survive. The Arabian Sea zone 'is the most intense in ...

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Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and ...

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Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

'It is not good for us or for the world, but they have riots in all their cities,' Trump told Fox News.

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

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US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban

The US has denied reports saying they are ready to engage with the Taliban.

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Rouhani: US sanctions will not economically isolate Iran

Iranian President has asserted that US sanctions will not stop Iran from interacting with the rest of the world.

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Germany deports 'Osama bin Laden's bodyguard' to Tunisia

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Germany deports 'Osama bin Laden's bodyguard' to Tunisia

The Tunisian man was deported on Friday, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected.

Nappy-clad orange baby blimp leads anti-Trump protests in London Nappy-clad orange baby blimp leads anti-Trump protests in London

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Nappy-clad orange baby blimp leads anti-Trump protests in London

The US President began his widely opposed state visit by slamming Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy.

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