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Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

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Jordan swears in new government following cabinet shakeup

Jordan's new cabinet is made up of technocrats and a record number of women, focusing on pocket book issues for everyday Jordanians.

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Malia Bouattia

Grenfell one year on: No justice, no peace

Comment: This was a man made inferno, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

The New Arab

Qatar pledges $500m aid package for austerity-hit Jordan

The offer comes despite Jordan downgrading its diplomatic relations with Qatar since the outbreak of the Gulf crisis last June.

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Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

Malaysia's top two judges are the latest officials forced to leave office as the government continues its anti-corruption crackdown.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

With the US and Canada failing even to qualify for Russia 2018, there was only one way to guarantee playing in 2026.

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Saudi Arabia and UAE move closer with joint strategy

The UAE-Saudi Coordination Council is expected to eclipse the pan-Gulf GCC alliance.

Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

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Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

Malaysia's central bank chief has resigned as the new government continues its corruption probe against former leader Najib Razak.

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

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Qatar Petroleum signs first Argentina deal with Exxon

Qatar Petroleum signed its first agreement with Argentina on Sunday.

Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

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Manchester campaigners 'name street' after jailed Emirati activist

Supporters of jailed Emirati human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, held a 'street renaming' ceremony in Manchester on Thursday, to highlight his ...

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

International Crisis Group

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

Comment: Saudi Arabia must tread slowly and carefully if it wishes to reestablish ties with Iraq, writes the International Crisis Group.

Qatar looks to boost foreign <em>investment</em> amid blockade

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Qatar looks to boost foreign investment amid blockade

Qatar has approved a draft law aimed at boosting foreign investment and economic development, the state-run Qatar News Agency has ...

CJ Werleman

Millennials hold the key to freeing Palestine

Comment: Time is running out for Israel, writes CJ Werleman. Demographics (and international law) are on the Palestinians' side.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish central bank raises interest rate to lift currency

Turkish lira regains some of its value after central bank’s monetary policy committee held an emergency meeting and announced it was raising ...

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IMF urges Saudi Arabia to resist temptation to spend

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia has been advised to avoid ramping up state spending and get its finances in order.

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Pompeo's Plan B on Iran: An exercise in futility

Comment: It is now perfectly clear that Trump's administration has no interest in diplomacy with Iran, and is simply bent on regime change, ...

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia ...

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Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the alleged 1MDB corruption scandal with former Prime Minister Najib Razak ...

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

Can Europe defend Iran?

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US ...

Iran: EU efforts to save nuclear deal 'not sufficient'

The New Arab & agencies

Iran: EU efforts to save nuclear deal 'not sufficient'

Zarif said European countries must do more to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.

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