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The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by threatening to close the PLO's Washington mission.

The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt is set to open on Saturday for three days, the first time since the Palestinian reconciliation deal.

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Marcus Montgomery

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Comment: What happens when a bunch of 20-somethings are in charge of advising and assisting representatives and senators on increasingly ...

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ally, writes Austin Bodetti.

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A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

The New Arab

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

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US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and ...

The New Arab

Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

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US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

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Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will continue to take military action in Syria even as Russia and the United States ...

Houthis vow 'revenge' on Saudi Arabia for Yemen blockade

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Houthis vow 'revenge' on Saudi Arabia for Yemen blockade

Saleh al-Sammad, the head of the Presidency Council of the Houthis said that with the blockade, the coalition "shut down all doors for peace and ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel.

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First hijab-wearing Barbie honours US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

American group Mattel revealed its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll in honour of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the first ...

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly ...

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

Paul Iddon

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Interview: Najmaldin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, speaks exclusively to The New Arab.

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

James M. Dorsey

Arab media: Saudi purge promises tighter control

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent political purge will place extra pressure on the country's media during a time of frenzied discussion over the ...

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

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Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

Riyadh has said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports, days after closing them over a ...

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 bn

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Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $15.1 bn

Emirates Airlines said it will purchase 40 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners for $15.1 billion at list price on Sunday.

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