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Ambassador Otaiba allegedly e-mailed US senators, warning that intelligence cooperation between the two countries was at risk if the Jasta act were passed.

An air raid that Russian claimed killed the leader of the Islamic State group has reportedly killed an elderly hay dealer and his extended family instead.

Royale-with-Cheese: Saudi McDonald's pledges allegiance to Mohammed bin Salman

Karim Traboulsi

Royale-with-Cheese: Saudi McDonald's pledges allegiance to Mohammed bin Salman

Do you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in Riyadh? It's not Al-Big Mac...

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 ...

Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American Airlines

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Qatar Airways seeks 10 percent stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways has notified American Airlines of its intention to buy a 10 percent stake in the US carrier, which confirmed the move Thursday.

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Macron says Assad removal no longer priority for France

France no longer sees the removal of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time.

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IS is targeting children to hold Mosul civilians hostage

Islamic State militants are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold ...

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Conforming with government's line, Saudi presenter resigns from Al-Jazeera

A veteran Saudi journalist has resigned from broadcaster Al-Jazeera to stand in line with the kingdom's anti-Qatar "policies and laws".

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US 'interrogating detainees tortured in UAE black-sites' in Yemen

An investigation has shown the full extent of torture being conducted in 'black sites' across south Yemen.

Praying while female: Why I'm calling for women-only mosques

Ruqaya Izzidien

Praying while female: Why I'm calling for women-only mosques

Comment: Women are overwhelmingly unwelcome in our own mosques, the time has come for dedicated mosques for women, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

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Egypt discovers major baby boom over past decade

Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighbourhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country of more than 20 million ...

Mahmoud Abbas 'is seeking war between Hamas and Israel'

Charlie Hoyle

Mahmoud Abbas 'is seeking war between Hamas and Israel'

Israel's defence minister on Thursday accused president Mahmoud Abbas of trying to spark a new round of confrontations between Hamas and Israel, ...

Video shows shocking destruction of Mosul's Grand <em>al</em>-Nuri Mosque Video shows shocking destruction of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque

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Video shows shocking destruction of Mosul's Grand al-Nuri Mosque

Video footage has emerged showing the moment the Iraqi city of Mosul's iconic Grand al-Nuri Mosque was blown up on Wednesday in a ...

Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle

Yousef Munayyer

Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle

Comment: Saudi Arabia under Muhammad bin Salman is likely to take even more hasty, reactionary measures, like the coercion of Qatar and the ...

Bad news for Saudi oil plans as prices slump

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Bad news for Saudi oil plans as prices slump

Libya, Nigeria and the US have increased their overall output since the start of 2017, damaging an OPEC plan to cut output and stabilise the ...

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Second batch of Turkish troops deploys to Qatar

A second batch of Turkish troops arrived in Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase on Thursday, joining a Turkish detachment already in place for training exercises launched earlier this week.

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Iconic Mosul mosque where IS leader declared caliphate 'destroyed'

Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared himself "caliph", was destroyed on ...

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Pakistan shoots down Iranian drone after crossing over border

An Iranian drone that crossed over into Pakistani territory on Wednesday was shot down, Islamabad said.

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

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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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Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

Qatar has accused "neighbouring countries", of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current ...

Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

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Ennahdha's Ghannouchi sues Sky News Arabia over 'defamatory' report

Rached Ghannouchi, chief of Tunisia's Ennahdha party, is taking legal action against Sky News Arabia over a report accusing him of involvement ...

Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate

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Game of Thobes: Salman's elevation sees Saudi become Sultanate

The rise of Mohammed bin Salman consolidates his power away from Saudi Arabia's traditional 'dynastic monarchy' approach, in which ...

Mohammed Bin Salman wins support of Riyadh's 'allegiance council'

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Mohammed Bin Salman wins support of Riyadh's 'allegiance council'

The new crown prince received an unsurprising endorsement from Saudi Arabia's senior royal family.

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