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Egypt's army has announced that seven soldiers have been killed in its recently-launched operation against militants.

Comment: Remaining on the surface levels of the discussion around discrimination faced by Muslim women risks jumping all too easily to half-baked Islamophobic conclusions, writes Malia Bouattia.

UN awards Syria regime with position defending 'subjugated peoples'

Paul McLoughlin

UN awards Syria regime with position defending 'subjugated peoples'

Syria's notorious UN envoy Bashar Jaafari has been re-elected to a global panel responsible for defending the rights of subjugated peoples and decolonisation, drawing anger from anti-regime activists.

Photoblog: On the front lines in Afrin

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: On the front lines in Afrin

Exclusive pictures as Free Syria Army fighters support Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish militias in Syria's Afrin. All photos by ...

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The New Arab

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

Qusay Noor

Exclusive: New footage of East Ghouta bombing

Video: The latest video to emerge from Eastern Ghouta shows desperation at every turn.

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

The New Arab

Iran's Ahmadinejad calls for immediate 'free' elections

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for immediate 'free' presidential and parliamentary elections, but many are suspicious about the ...

Charlie Faulkner

Turkey: Temporary refuge or new home for Syrians?

In-depth: Two families, their lives devastated by war, are among millions facing rising tensions in Turkey, the country of their refuge, and the ...

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Comment: Regional involvement in Libya's conflict is hindering its efforts towards stability, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

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Trump's travel ban emboldened 'politics of hate': Amnesty

In its annual report, Amnesty International said US President Donald Trump's policies on immigration and refugees set the trend for "politics of ...

US Jewish group withdraws 'Polish Holocaust' video following backlash

The New Arab & agencies

US Jewish group withdraws 'Polish Holocaust' video following backlash

The use of the term 'Polish Holocaust' is being debated heavily in light of a new Polish law censoring its use, angering Israel.

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

CJ Werleman

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

Comment: India offers platitudes of support for Palestinians, while bankrolling the Israeli occupation by buying weapons to use on Kashmiris, ...

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

Rose Worden

Financial de-risking in the Yemen crisis

In-depth: As the question of Yemen's economic future looms, the call to action to restore financing for emergency relief and everyday life is ...

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

The New Arab

Bahrain activist Nabeel Rajab given five more years jail

Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced for five more years in jail, continuing Bahrain's crackdown on government critics.

The New Arab

FIFA concerned anti-Doha bloc politicising Gulf football

FIFA is concerned that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have politicised football and could soon demand a meeting with footballing officials, Spanish daily Diario AS reported.

James Snell

Cutting deals with Islamic State in Syria

Comment: Deals to help IS fighters escape ensure the organisation's survival. If IS is to be properly wiped out, these deals must end, writes ...

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

Iran to recover war losses 'by exploiting Syria's resources'

The New Arab

Iran to recover war losses 'by exploiting Syria's resources'

Iran will recover the costs of its investments in the Syria war by exploiting the war-torn country's natural resources, Supreme Leader Ayatollah ...

The New Arab

Egypt anxious as Nile-dam talks delayed amid Ethiopia chaos

Talks over a controversial dam on the Nile that has raised Egyptian concern have been stalled amid turmoil in Ethiopia.

Poland seeks dialogue with Israel amid '<em>anti</em>-Semitic law' wrangle

The New Arab & agencies

Poland seeks dialogue with Israel amid 'anti-Semitic law' wrangle

Warsaw is seeking to speak to Israel about Poland's new law, which critics say censor a transparent discussion on the Holocaust.

Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

The New Arab & agencies

Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

Syrian regime forces are poised for an attack on East Ghouta to retake the area.

Sudan frees dozens of activists detained after <em>anti</em>-austerity protests

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan frees dozens of activists detained after anti-austerity protests

Dozens of Sudanese activists were released after being arrested for protesting subsidy cuts.

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