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An American nuclear non-proliferation envoy suggested that the US is not looking to reopen the Iran deal, but draft a supplemental agreement.

Football clubs in the Middle East are winding down after a grueling 2017-18 campaign, with some surprise teams among the familiar names lifting regional league trophies.

Iranian president: Trump unqualified to understand complex nuclear issue

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Iranian president: Trump unqualified to understand complex nuclear issue

US President Donald Trump has fiercely criticised a three-year-old deal reached by world powers to curb Iran's nuclear programme, and threatened to pull the US out of the agreement.

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 ...

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ultra-conservative practices, writes James M. Dorsey.

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Facebook takes action on 1.9m 'terror posts'

Facebook said it "took action" on 1.9 million pieces of Islamic State or al-Qaeda-linked content on its social networking site.

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Pompeo scrapes through Senate confirmation panel after Paul's U-turn

The nominee for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured a shock approval from a Senate panel, amid fears his bellicose approach to diplomacy ...

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

CJ Werleman

Israel will not make it to 100

Comment: Israel has historically enjoyed the bipartisan support of the US, but sympathies are changing and the era of unconditional political ...

Trump aid cuts leave Western Sahara peacekeeping facing collapse

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Trump aid cuts leave Western Sahara peacekeeping facing collapse

Slashing funding to UN missions was a favourite topic of the Trump campaign, but it will have real consequences, writes Habibulah Lamin.

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact Donald ...

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

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 ...

Palestinians hold mass protest as Israel celebrates 'independence'

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Palestinians hold mass protest as Israel celebrates 'independence'

Tens of thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel have held a mass protest as the country celebrates 70 years since the modern Jewish state ...

Uri Levy

Violence mars milestone: This week in Middle East football

Clashes between Algerian football fans have marred the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Algerian national team, writes Uri Levy.

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 ...

Florence Massena

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

In-depth: As Lebanon's May 6 election nears, Florence Massena talks to some of the female parliamentary candidates showing the country that ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to hold snap elections in June: President Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan has brought forward the election, originally planned for late 2019, to June this year after pressure from political ...

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Warda Mohamed

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Comment: 'How do we define terrorism?' and who should be classed as a 'terrorist'? Warda Mohammed introduces this special series on responses to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq election campaigning begins amid controversy

Some candidates were embroiled in controversy after aides pulled down pictures of fighters killed in combat with the Islamic State and replaced ...

Iraq politicians start campaigning ahead of parliamentary election

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Iraq politicians start campaigning ahead of parliamentary election

Iraqi politicians have begun campaigning in earnest for a seat in parliament well in advance of the official campaign period in the first polls ...

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

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Trump signals Qatar crisis u-turn in Emir Tamim meeting

Donald Trump welcomed Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani to the White House Tuesday, and a few choice words appeared to reshape Gulf politics ...

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