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Iranian authorities overturned a ban on a member of the minority Zoroastrian religion who had been suspended from his post on a city council.

Comment: Until France treats it's migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing for a fresh Egyptian-brokered push.

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

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Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

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Tunisia passes illegal enrichment law to fight endemic corruption

The legislation will force the president, ministers, senior public sector officials, banks, judges, security forces, journalists and unions to declare their property.

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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 ...

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Turkey set for new 'anti-terror' law after election win

Erdogan's party submitted an 'anti-terror' bill on Monday that would allow police to hold suspects without charge for 48 hours.

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UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

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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Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

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Iran criticises Saudi Arabia for pumping 'above target'

In a snide to Saudi Arabia, Iran warned that an agreement by OPEC members to increase production last month does not allow countries to pump ...

Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

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Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

Authorities are clamping down on the part of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, days before elections are due to take place in ...

Turkey marks second coup anniversary

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Turkey marks second coup anniversary

Turkey marked the second anniversary of a failed coup attempt.

Death toll from Pakistan rally blast increases to 130

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Death toll from Pakistan rally blast increases to 130

The death toll from Friday's attack on a rally in Pakistan increased to 130, reports confirmed.

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Nine killed in Iraq as protests continue to rage

The death toll in the protests in southern Iraq has increased to nine and has left more than 250 injured, sources told The New Arab.

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Demonstrators killed as Iraq protests continue

Two demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, as protests against unemployment continued.

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Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

A Turkish court handed the suspects life prison terms over the deaths of 41 people on an Istanbul bridge during the 2016 coup attempt.

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UK 'to double' Afghanistan troops after Trump NATO criticism

The commitment comes after Trump complained the US gives more money to NATO than any other country.

Pakistani politician among victims killed in suicide bombing

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Pakistani politician among victims killed in suicide bombing

A prominent local politician was among the victims in an attack that targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami ...

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Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks

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Pompeo says 'hope' for Afghan peace talks

During an unannounced visit to Kabul, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was "now hope" for peace talks between the Afghan government ...

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

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EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of ...

Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

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Erdogan sworn in for new term with reinforced powers

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in for a second term, bolstered with greater powers and authority.

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