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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 members of the country's Christians.

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 ...

Scores of Turkey 'coup bridge massacre' suspects stand trial

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Scores of Turkey 'coup bridge massacre' suspects stand trial

More than 100 former Turkish military personnel go on trial on Monday over clashes on an Istanbul bridge during last year's failed coup.

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Row breaks out over Kurd flag on Talabani coffin

A row has broken out over the use of the Kurdish flag rather than Iraq's colours at former president Jalal Talabani's funeral, at a time of Iraqi-Kurdish tensions.

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Former Iraqi president laid to rest in Kurdistan region

Iraqi-Kurdish political titan Jalal Talabani has been buried in the PUK stronghold Sulaimaniya, although controversy ensued over the flag that ...

Afrah Nasser

Remembering Yemen's deadly funeral hall bombing

Comment: No action whatsoever was taken to hold those responsible for the funeral hall 'double-tap' airstrike accountable, writes Afrah ...

Paul Iddon

The significance of Jalal Talabani's death for Iraq

Analysis: The veteran Kurdish statesman may yet, even in death, bring together feuding Iraqi and regional politicians and help solve an ...

Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle

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Famed 'sheikh of snipers' killed in IS battle

A veteran sniped from Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi militias famed for having reportedly killing over 300 Islamic State group militants has been killed ...

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UN experts to investigate Yemen abuses despite Saudi threats

The UN Human Rights Council has agreed to send war crimes investigators to Yemen, overcoming resistance from Saudi Arabia which sought to fend ...

Slain Russian general 'held senior post' in Syrian army

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Slain Russian general 'held senior post' in Syrian army

Russian general Valery Asapov had been seconded to Bashar al-Assad's regime as a military commander before he was killed in Syria, Russia's ...

Iran mourns young soldier beheaded by IS in Syria

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Iran mourns young soldier beheaded by IS in Syria

Thousands in Iran mourned on Wednesday mourned the slaying of 25-year-old Revolutionary Guard soldier Mohsen Hajji, beheaded by the Islamic ...

Saudi Arabia 'threatens countries' that back UN Yemen probe

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Saudi Arabia 'threatens countries' that back UN Yemen probe

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened economic retaliation on countries that vote in favour of a UN probe into Yemen war deaths.

Lebanon holds state <em>funeral</em> for soldiers killed by IS

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Lebanon holds state funeral for soldiers killed by IS

President Michel Aoun presided over the ceremony held at the Defence Ministry near Beirut, during which the soldiers were awarded Lebanon’s ...

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Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

Lebanon will hold a state funeral on Friday for the nine soldiers killed by IS militants after they were kidnapped three years ago, Lebanese media reported on Wednesday.

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Yemeni officials say ex-president may be under house arrest

Yemen's former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has not left his Sanaa home for nearly a week, fuelling speculation that his rebel allies have ...

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State funeral for Pakistan's German-born 'Mother Teresa'

Pakistan laid to rest German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau on Saturday in a state funeral where she was honoured for devoting her life to ...

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Hamas heighten security near Egyptian border amid IS attack

Locals said that a number of army checkpoints were set up in the cities of Rafah and Khan Younis, near Gaza’s border with Egypt.

Demonstrating Jordanians demand the closure of Israeli embassy

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Demonstrating Jordanians demand the closure of Israeli embassy

The march began at Kalouti Mosque, where demonstrators marched to the Israeli embassy.

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Jerusalem's Islamic Endowment to assess Israeli damages on al-Aqsa

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf will assess any damages caused by Israeli forces at al-Aqsa mosque.

Clashes in Jaffa after Israeli forces kill Palestinian youth

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Clashes in Jaffa after Israeli forces kill Palestinian youth

Palestinian residents of Jaffa are protesting at the killing of a 20-year-old by Israeli forces, accusing police of acting like a 'criminal ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Thousands fill streets for <em>funeral</em> of al-Aqsa mosque gunmen

Robert Cusack

Thousands fill streets for funeral of al-Aqsa mosque gunmen

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of three men killed after shooting dead two Israeli police officers outside al-Aqsa, ...

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