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This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

Italian authorities shift focus of investigation from Cairo to Cambridge, as they question Regeni's tutor over his motivations to study the sensitive topic of labour unions for his PhD.

Israel clamps down on West Bank after settler killing

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Israel clamps down on West Bank after settler killing

Israeli soldiers checked identification papers and searched cars at checkpoints around Nablus, causing long back-ups.

Synagogue firebombed amid arrests, injuries in fresh Tunisia unrest

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Synagogue firebombed amid arrests, injuries in fresh Tunisia unrest

A historic synagogue and Jewish school have been attacked as Tunisian police tackle ongoing protests elsewhere in the country

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Sam Hamad

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes ...

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Lacking alternatives, hundreds risk lives in Morocco's 'death mines'

The deaths of two miners in northeastern Morocco have sparked protests against perceived government neglect in the country's former mining towns.

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Miner deaths spark protests in Morocco's east

Thousands protest over living conditions in the city of Jerada after two brothers die while illegally mining.

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Palestinian protester in Gaza dies after Israeli shooting

Eleven Palestinians have now been killed by Israel's military since US President Donald Trump's announcement on 6 December to recognise ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Could Islamic State make inroads in Kashmir?

Analysis: The appearance of IS insignia at a militant's funeral in Kashmir raises important questions, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: A symbol of Gaza's resilience

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Ibrahim Abu Thuraya: A symbol of Gaza's resilience

Since Ibrahim Abu Thuraya lost his legs in an Israeli attack a decade ago, he has become a symbol of the struggle and resilience of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fatah calls for 'angry' protests against Pence Jerusalem visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party on Saturday called for mass demonstrations next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem ...

Yemen rebels 'bury Saleh in closed <em>funeral</em>'

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Yemen rebels 'bury Saleh in closed funeral'

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by his former rebel allies this week, was buried at his home village outside Sanaa ...

PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

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PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed not to meet with US vice-President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's ...

Son of slain Yemeni former President Saleh vows revenge

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Son of slain Yemeni former President Saleh vows revenge

Yemen's former president Saleh's son has vowed revenge on the Houthi rebels who killed his father after he broke a three year alliance and ...

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Francesca Mannocchi

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Indepth: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters are returning to Tunisia, but what can be done to prevent the spread of radicalisation in a country ...

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Egypt accuses 95-year-old Australian 'tomb raider' of stealing artifacts

A 95-year-old Australian woman has been thrust into an international debate, after being accused of 'stealing' ancient artifacts from historical sites in the Middle East, including Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes ...

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Houthis threaten to attack UAE and Saudi airports

Airports and ports in the UAE and Saudi Arabia could become targets of Houthi missiles, the Yemeni rebel group warned this week.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels offer Saudi princes asylum following purge

Yemen's Houthi rebels who are engaged in armed conflict with Riyadh has said it would give refuge to any Saudi princes looking to escape the ...

Prominent Nubian activist dies after months in Egypt detention

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Prominent Nubian activist dies after months in Egypt detention

A prominent Nubian activist detained in Egypt during a peaceful protest has died in jail in a case likely to fuel debate on medical care and ...

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Egypt priest stabbed to death in possible hate crime

Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church has said a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on ...

Blacklisted Egyptian football star responds to fan demands

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Blacklisted Egyptian football star responds to fan demands

A blacklisted Egyptian football star has responded to demands from fans that he makes a comeback after the Pharaohs qualified for the World Cup.

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Comment: More pressure is coming for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, after the UN placed Saudi Arabia on a human rights blacklist last ...

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