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A furious online backlash has erupted against a chic Baghdad shopping centre after volunteers said their party of 25 Iraqi war orphans was denied entry.

Israel's right-wing defence minister has suggested that Lionel Messi's penalty miss against Iceland in the World Cup on Saturday was due to Argentina's withdrawal from a warm-up match against Israel.

Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

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Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

Morocco delegation visits Israel despite deadly Gaza crackdown

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Morocco delegation visits Israel despite deadly Gaza crackdown

A Moroccan delegation of civil society organisations has begun a visit to Israel, amid a deadly crackdown against Palestinians.

Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to <em>boycott</em> Israel

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Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to boycott Israel

The motion was presented by a local faction of the leftist party Podemos, which has long called for a boycott of Israel.

Malia Bouattia

Razan al-Najjar was a threat to Israel

Comment: Razan al-Najjar was not a physical threat to Israel, but she had become a potential 'face of the movement', writes Malia Bouattia.

Hilary Aked

Argentina make a Messi of Israel's anti-BDS campaign

Comment: Despite Israel's efforts to smother BDS, the Argentinian team's move proves decisively that the movement can and will continue to grow ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sisi supporters picket Egyptian opposition iftar

Egyptian opposition leaders said their Ramadan iftar party was attacked by supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar 'stronger' after year-long Saudi-led boycott

Qatar's foreign minister has said his country is stronger than ever on the first anniversary of a bitter Gulf diplomatic rift.

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Comment: The illegal occupation of Palestinian land in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem continues to this day, writes Tamara Kharroub.

The New Arab & agencies

US boycotts world disarmament body as Syria takes helm

The US protested after Syria's turn to chair the Conference on Disarmament came around, saying its presidency "normalises" the regime and its ...

Public Relations in the Trump era

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

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Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

Qatar Petroleum signed its first agreement with Argentina on Sunday.

Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

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Saudi-based agents hacked Qatar state news website, documentary reveals

Agents working in a Saudi ministry in the capital Riyadh were behind the hacking of Qatar's state-run news agency last year, a documentary has ...

Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

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Qatar 'will not support attack on Iran' despite differences

Qatar's defence minister said Doha will not 'go and fuel a war' in the region by entering or supporting a conflict with Iran.

Imad K. Harb

One year later: A necessary reckoning in the GCC

Comment: Countries blockading Qatar must reflect on how their attempts to control the Gulf are destabilising the entire region, writes Imad K. Harb.

CJ Werleman

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

Comment: Israeli lawmakers' attempts to muzzle citizen journalists and the press shows the power of their narratives, writes CJ Werleman.

Camille Lons

Oman: Neutrality under pressure

Comment: After Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Oman's relationship with Iran and its regional neighbours is coming under mounting ...

Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

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Hacked Qatar news site behind crisis back on Twitter

In its first tweet since May 24 last year, the Qatar News Agency announced the emir had sent a message to Azerbaijan's president.

The New Arab

Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

Qatar has approved a draft law aimed at boosting foreign investment and economic development, the state-run Qatar News Agency has reported.

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Products from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were taken off the shelves in Qatar, after a ministry order on Saturday.

Israel urges EU to cut funding to pro-BDS groups

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Israel urges EU to cut funding to pro-BDS groups

Israel has called on the EU to cease funding NGOs that support the nonviolent BDS movement.

Millennials hold the key to freeing Palestine

CJ Werleman

Millennials hold the key to freeing Palestine

Comment: Time is running out for Israel, writes CJ Werleman. Demographics (and international law) are on the Palestinians' side.

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