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Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the alleged 1MDB corruption scandal with former Prime Minister Najib Razak brought in for questioning.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticised Hizballah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon

Houthi missile hits crowded market in Yemen's Marib

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Houthi missile hits crowded market in Yemen's Marib

A Houthi missile has hit a crowded market in the Yemeni city of Marib left five dead and dozens wounded.

'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

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'Freedom Flotilla' arrives in Denmark ahead of Gaza journey

A new four-ship Freedom Flotilla has set sail for the Gaza Strip to challenge Israel's decade-old blockade of the besieged territory.

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab & agencies

US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

The news illustrates the competing tension of Trump wanting a speedy withdrawal from Syria while at the same time delivering a final blow to IS.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia destroys Houthi missile fired from Yemen

In recent months Houthi rebels have fired a series of missiles at the kingdom, part of a three-year conflict widely seen as a proxy war between ...

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Iraq election winner Sadr meets pro-Iran bloc leader

Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads an anti-Iran coalition, met political rival Hadi al-Amiri on Sunday to discuss the formation of the next ...

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Thousands march in Morocco against US embassy in Jerusalem

Protesters chanted "Death to Israel" as they marched through the streets of Casablanca

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about ...

The New Arab

Iraq's Abadi pledges 'strong' government after meeting with Sadr

Election winner Muqtada al-Sadr will have a strong say in negotiations to form the next Iraq government.

Syrians in Raqqa mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

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Syrians in Raqqa mark relaxed Ramadan free of IS

For the first time in years, Syrians in Raqqa can choose to observe a relaxed Ramadan, without the rigid regulations imposed by the Islamic ...

Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

Sana Uqba

Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella al-Shamahi is on a mission to unearth the history of mankind, while fighting to preserve its ...

French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their presence in the region.

Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr named winner of Iraq election

The New Arab

Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr named winner of Iraq election

A political bloc headed by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has been named as the lead coalition following the Iraq election.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

The New Arab

Washington seeks global 'coalition' against Iran regime

The US wants to create a global "coalition" to oppose the Tehran regime, the State Department said on Thursday, after pulling out from ...

The New Arab

Denmark to pull special forces out of Iraq

NATO-member Denmark said it will withdraw its special forces from Iraq, who have been taking part in the US-led coalition against the ...

Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

The New Arab

Gunman kills Yemen university dean and two family members

The dean of Aden University and two members of her family, including a four-year old girl, were killed by a masked gunman in her home in Aden.

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Malaysian ex-PM's home raided as 1MDB probe intensifies

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysian ex-PM's home raided as 1MDB probe intensifies

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the 1MDB corruption scandal with a raid on the home of the former prime ...

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

Charlie Hoyle

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

According to the United Nations, clashes along Yemen's western coast have displaced around 100,000 people in recent months, most of them from ...

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Mat Nashed

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign ...

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