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The Palestinian leadership has slammed a US decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, as "a provocation to Arabs".

Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving three people dead and more than a dozen wounded.

How the Islamic State group revolutionised warfare

Nick Waters

How the Islamic State group revolutionised warfare

Investigation: IS' use of drones - essentially toys armed with bombs - is likely to have profound effects on warfare by both sub-state groups and conventional militaries, writes Nick Waters.

One woman tackles two of Gaza’s toughest challenges

Karama Fadel

One woman tackles two of Gaza’s toughest challenges

Fighting patriarchy and the electricity shortage at the same time, twenty-four year old Majd al-Mashharawi created the 'sunbox' - Gaza's first ...

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Qatari aid to Gaza 'prevents another war', says ambassador

A Qatari diplomat has rejected claims that Doha aids Palestinian group Hamas, saying humanitarian assistance provided to Gaza is evidence of the exact opposite.

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Israel extends detention of two suspects in Netanyahu probe

Two suspects in Netanyahu's corruption case had their detention extended by an Israeli court as developments threaten to topple the beleaguered ...

Qusay Noor

Exclusive: New footage of East Ghouta bombing

Video: The latest video to emerge from Eastern Ghouta shows desperation at every turn.

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

The art of living with disability in Gaza

Raya al-Jadir

The art of living with disability in Gaza

Living with Muscular Dystrophy under siege in Gaza, Mohamed Dalo is fighting through his art, reports Raya al-Jadir.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Comment: Regional involvement in Libya's conflict is hindering its efforts towards stability, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

CJ Werleman

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

Comment: India offers platitudes of support for Palestinians, while bankrolling the Israeli occupation by buying weapons to use on Kashmiris, ...

Israeli <em>media</em>: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

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Israeli media: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

Major Israeli media outlets have reported that a deal had been reached by the former director of the Communications Ministry to testify ...

Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian journalist still missing after being detained by police

HuffPost Arabi journalist Moataz Wadnan and his family members were detained on 13 February at a checkpoint in a Cairo suburb.

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New corruption scandal haunts Israel's Netanyahu

Netanyahu is facing allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the Israeli leader's wife.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Deep political complexity awaits Yemen's new UN envoy

As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of ...

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

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Saudi Arabia rejects Qatar proposed EU-style security pact

Riyadh's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has rejected a proposal from Doha to create a European Union style security-block.

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Abbas to counter Trump's Jerusalem decision at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is taking Palestine's opposition to Trump's Jerusalem decision to the UN.

Facebook hires its first Saudi female employee

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Facebook hires its first Saudi female employee

Samar Abdul Mohsen al-Sultan will be taking up a role at Facebook advising businesses on how to utilise the networking site to maximise their ...

Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

The New Arab

Gulf crisis simmering down, says France special envoy

A dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar has simmered down amid signs there is a desire to end the rift, France's special envoy for the Gulf ...

Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

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Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over ...

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