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Analysis: The rise of Iran-backed militias in northern Iraq gives Tehran a geopolitical opening, but there are no guarantees it will be able to consolidate power there, writes Paul Iddon.

Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional balance.

US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

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US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an airstrike against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 militants, military officials said.

Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

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Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

Iranian president criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia in its crimes against Yemen describing them as "worn-out and ...

Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

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Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear ...

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Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

An Israeli soldier stationed on the Egypt border was lightly injured after gunfire from the Sinai spilled over, where Islamic State group militants are known to be active.

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'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as regional tensions continue to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' committed by Iran in ...

Paul McLoughlin

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in Damascus air raids.

Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.

Paul Iddon

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

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Calm returns to Aleppo as Syrian inter-rebel clashes subdue

Clashes between Syrian opposition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Nour al-Din al-Zinki continued on Tuesday, with civilians falling victim to the ...

Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

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Riyadh 'to reopen' Yemen airports, seaports following international pressure

Riyadh has said that the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports, days after closing them over a ...

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

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Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the ...

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Macron meets Saudi crown prince amid rising regional tensions

French premier Emmanuel Macron meets face to face with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince on his first trip to the Middle East.

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words ...

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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.

US wants Iran 'held to account' for Houthi missile

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US wants Iran 'held to account' for Houthi missile

Washington's ambassador to the UN has called for international action to hold Iran to account after a ballistic missile was fired from Yemen on ...

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Saudi king hosts Palestine leader amid political upheaval

Mahmoud Abbas met with King Salman on Tuesday and 'discussed efforts by US President Donald Trump to restart frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

Gulf stock markets slump as Saudi-Iran tensions flare

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Gulf stock markets slump as Saudi-Iran tensions flare

Six Gulf bourses ended lower on Tuesday and the Saudi market was down 2.9 percent in the afternoon trade at levels last seen more than five ...

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Tuesday that Iran’s supply of rockets to militias in Yemen is an act of 'direct military ...

Wanted: Saudi Arabia slaps bounties on Houthi leaders

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Wanted: Saudi Arabia slaps bounties on Houthi leaders

Saudi authorities released a list of forty names wanted in connection with alleged involvement in terror activities with Yemen's Houthi rebel ...

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