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In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air cover for its operations, reports Austin Bodetti.

Somalia has praised Turkey for its response to the deadliest bombing in the country's history as officials and civilians question why more international states have not offered to help.

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes is a thornier issue, writes Sophie Bessis.

Writing's on the wall for Trump in West Bank

The New Arab & agencies

Writing's on the wall for Trump in West Bank

New graffiti featuring Trump and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the West Bank separation wall has been criticised for undermining ...

Iraq's Kurdish region postpones elections

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Kurdish region postpones elections

The Kurdish region's elections commission announced on Wednesday the postponement of elections for parliament and president for the autonomous ...

The New Arab

Malaysian beauty advert under fire for 'promoting domestic abuse'

A Malaysian cosmetic company has come under fire for an advert that critics have said promotes domestic violence against women with dark skin ...

Adama Munu

Somalia's 9/11: World, where's the outrage?

Somalia witnessed one of the most horrific days in its troubled history on Saturday when a bomb exploded in central Mogadishu killing at least ...

Aijaz Nazir

The curious case of the Kashmiri 'braid-choppers'

Indepth: Hundreds of women have had their hair cut off while sedated, triggering mysterious claims of both conspiracy and mass hysteria, writes ...

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Adam Lucente

Shia militias and Peshmerga downplayed Kirkuk tensions before conflict

Analysis: The Popular Mobilisation Forces and Kurdish leaders said they did not want to see violence, writes Adam Lucente.

12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

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12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

At least 12 people were injured after a bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast ...

Iran's 'alternative Facebook' shuts down after years of censorship

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Iran's 'alternative Facebook' shuts down after years of censorship

Iran's 'alternative Facebook' site Cloob has completely shut down its services after struggling with years of censorship.

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

In-depth: Yemenis are being forced to make their own electricity, independent from the government, writes Khalid al-Karimi.

Iraqi forces take control of Kirkuk governor's office

The New Arab

Iraqi forces take control of Kirkuk governor's office

Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office - along with key infrastructure - on Monday, as pro-Baghdad troops and militias swooped on the ...

Malia Bouattia

BDS' fight against worldwide state repression

Comment: The Israel-boycott movement is gaining strength, and attempts to close down events have only inspired activists to carry on the fight, writes Malia Bouattia.

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, ...

Yvo Fitzherbert

Can Erdogan's friendship with Trump resolve the diplomatic crisis?

Comment: So far, Erdogan has managed to blame US Ambassador Bass for the crisis in diplomatic relations, but how much more can Trump and ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk military airport from Kurds: army

Iraqi forces take control of a military airport from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk after forces capture an oil field and the ...

Egyptian woman attends husband’s wedding to second wife

The New Arab

Egyptian woman attends husband’s wedding to second wife

This Egyptian woman helped her husband marry a second wife and the internet has had a meltdown.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime demands 'immediate' withdrawal of Turkey troops

Syria has demanded the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal" of Turkish troops that have deployed in the country's northwestern province of ...

Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime, allies 'capture Mayadeen from IS'

Syrian regime troops and allied forces captured the city of Mayadeen from the Islamic State group on Saturday, state media said.

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Joe Odell

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Comment: The UK government needs to apply more pressure on the UAE if it is to ever change its atrocious record on human rights, writes Joe ...

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Umar Lateef Misgar

Shooting the messenger- India's war against Kashmiri journalists

Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

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