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Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The death of Houthi leader Saleh al-Sammad poses a big threat to Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to analysts.

Book review: The unexpected love objects of Dunya Noor

Usman Butt

Book review: The unexpected love objects of Dunya Noor

Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes Usman Butt.

US to decide if Trump's 'travel ban' is racist

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US to decide if Trump's 'travel ban' is racist

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban, analysing whether the order discriminates against ...

Saudi king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

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Saudi king awarded 'Personality of the Year'

Despite a deadly war in neighbouring Yemen, Saudi Arabia's King Salman has been awarded 'Personality of the Year' for his role in uniting and ...

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Somali military faction raid UAE-backed army camp

Somali troops trained by the UAE fled their posts when a rival faction raided their camp to steal weapons.

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UAE and Bahrain 'manipulating' Qatar's airspace activities

Doha has said the UAE is a 'threat' to airspace security after Abu Dhabi accused Qatari fighter jets of flying 'dangerously close' to an Emirati ...

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Bahrain's foreign minister calls for prosecution of Al Jazeera

The Bahraini official said that in addition to the 13 demands issued by a Saudi-led anti-Qatar bloc to Doha, is that Al Jazeera should be ...

The New Arab & agencies

Greece slams Turkish leader's 'unacceptable' soldier swap proposal

Turkey's President Erdogan suggested exchanging two Greek soldiers for eight Turkish servicemen who fled after the 2016 coup attempt.

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Paul Iddon

How Iraqi Kurdistan's unity endured the flight ban

Despite attempts by external parties to divide Iraqi Kurdistan following Erbil's declaration of independence - including an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Romanian president slams own government for Jerusalem embassy move

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel ...

Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

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Putin 'ready' to meet Trump in the White House

Russian president Vladimir Putin is "ready for a meeting" with his US counterpart Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

Israel is lying about Gaza journalists. Here's the proof

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Israel is lying about Gaza journalists. Here's the proof

Video: Israeli military propaganda claiming journalists in Gaza are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian militants has been ...

Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

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Iran's defence minister visits Baghdad to promote security ties

Iran's defence minister has visited the Baghdad-based Iraqi intelligence centre to increase Tehran's security ties with Iraq.

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

The EU finds itself obliged to either include Western Sahara in renewing the agreement, a breach of its own law, or cancel the trade accord with Morocco.

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

Uri Levy

Baldivieso the Bolivian: This week in Middle East football

Just when you thought Palestinian football couldn't get more complicated, enter the national team's new Bolivian manager, Julio Baldivieso, who ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protests to UN over Egypt voting in Halayeb

Sudan has protested to the UN Security Council against Egypt, accusing Cairo of organising voting in a disputed border area during last month's ...

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

Alex Macheras

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

Analysis: Since the Trump administration has taken office, there has been a deafening silence towards Iran and export licenses, continuing a ...

The New Arab & agencies

CIA chief 'engaging in secret talks with North Korea'

CIA chief Mike Pompeo was reportedly in secret talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a summit due to take place in the next few ...

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Rouf Dar

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Comment: As India and Israel entwine in a military romance, the Kashmir-Palestine bond remains steadfast, united by their common struggle for a ...

Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

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Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

In the latest incident of mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East, a Saudi boss allegedly forced her maid to drink bleach, Manila ...

'Nothing but a farce': Bangladesh slams Myanmar repatriation claims

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'Nothing but a farce': Bangladesh slams Myanmar repatriation claims

Bangladesh has hit back at claims made by Myanmar over the repatriation of the first Rohingya family, saying that the family had never reached ...

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