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Comment: The uneducated children of war are like a social, economic and political time bomb. We can avoid future catastrophe only if we act now, writes Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Comment: Getting the US to engage in direct talks with the Taliban is the best way to kickstart Afghanistan's long overdue peace process, says International Crisis Group.

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

Buses arrive to evacuate Syria rebels out of Quneitra

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Buses arrive to evacuate Syria rebels out of Quneitra

The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed between Russia and Syrian rebels that will see the zone near the Golan Heights fall back under ...

Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

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Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's ...

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Saudi Arabia signs deal for five Spanish warships

Saudi Arabia's state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state media said.

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South Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Sudan has announced the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the warring factions have ...

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

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Outrage and concern as Israel passes 'apartheid' law

The legislation allows Israel to "authorise a community composed of people having the same faith and nationality to maintain the exclusive ...

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Afrah Nasser

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria rebels 'agree deal' to surrender Quneitra

Syrian state media and a war monitor say rebels in Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have agreed to hand over their territory to ...

Lebanon ready to legalise medicinal marijuana, parliament speaker says

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Lebanon ready to legalise medicinal marijuana, parliament speaker says

Lebanon is ready to exploit the lucrative medicinal marijuana market.

Regime-ally Russia offers to 'help' Syrian refugees return

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Regime-ally Russia offers to 'help' Syrian refugees return

After bolstering Assad's firepower against the Syrian people, Russia has offered to help refugees return to the homes that it took part in ...

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Henrietta H. Fore

This is what collapsing systems look like in Yemen

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's ...

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

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Egypt 'pressures Hamas' to stop sending fire-kites from Gaza

Egypt has reportedly pressured Gaza's Hamas rulers to prevent incendiary kites and balloons from being launched into Israel.

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Assad regime strikes rebel-held Nawa in southern Syria

The Syrian regime launched intensive airstrikes on the city of Nawa in the southern Daraa province late on Tuesday, with reports of multiple ...

The New Arab

Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern ...

The New Arab

Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

IMF raises growth forecast for Saudi Arabia

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IMF raises growth forecast for Saudi Arabia

The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth forecast for Saudi Arabia amid rising oil prices, noting the rest of the region will ...

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

Israeli tourists can now enter Jordan for free

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Israeli tourists can now enter Jordan for free

Jordan, alongside Egypt, is the only other Arab country that has a peace treaty with Israel and appears to be looking at Israeli tourists to ...

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

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