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Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's top scorer and setting a new goal-scoring record for Liverpool.

Chief of Lebanon's Hizballah movement Hassan Nasrallah has accused of Saudi Arabia of detaining Saad Hariri since his resignation, and asking Israel to launch strikes on Lebanon.

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia communities, writes Paul Iddon.

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Paul Iddon

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Analysis: With growing disillusionment, Kurdish eyes are turning to an independence referendum, notes Paul Iddon.

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The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Mona Alami

As Mosul falls, a new threat to peace looms

Comment: The war on IS has partially suppressed disagreements among the different Shia blocs in Iraq, but as victory draws closer, tensions are ...

The New Arab

Persona non grata: Potential Sisi Tunisia visit sparks anger

Sisi is seen as a controversial figure in Tunisia where many object to his role in the military coup that saw democratically elected Muslim ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel parliament to vote on legalising 'wildcat outposts'

Israeli lawmakers will vote on a bill that could authorities hundreds of illegal settlers' homes in the occupied West Bank, with adoption being ...

Aoun's agenda spells surprising new alliances in Lebanon

Mona Alami

Aoun's agenda spells surprising new alliances in Lebanon

Comment: Lebanon's new president may have come to power with backing from former rival Hariri, but balancing the interests of new and old allies ...

The New Arab & agencies

What you need to know about Turkey's political life

As Turkey faces a military coup attempt on Friday, here are some key facts and figures relating to the strategically important NATO member state.

Boris to make Britain foreign to the world

James Snell

Boris to make Britain foreign to the world

Comment: For Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Johnson's appointment to Foreign Secretary might be good politics, but it will make for very ...

New prime minister fighting for the status quo

Tom Charles

New prime minister fighting for the status quo

Comment: Prime Minister Theresa May's hawkish foreign policy, backing for the Iraq War, and unwavering support for Israel could backfire on the ...

EU Referendum: Britain votes to leave European Union

The New Arab

EU Referendum: Britain votes to leave European Union

Results from the EU referendum on Friday morning showed 51.9 per cent of votes backed Britain's exit from the European Union.

Israel and Russia buddy up over Syria Israel and Russia buddy up over Syria

The New Arab

Israel and Russia buddy up over Syria

Although Moscow is backing the Syrian regime in the country's war, Israel and Russia have similar ideas on security in the Middle East and ...

The New Arab

Chilcot inquiry to deliver 'brutal' Tony Blair verdict

Damning Iraq inquiry report may reignite moves in Britain to bring the former prime minister to trial for war crimes.

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Has the Iraqi prime minister's luck finally run out?

Once hailed for promising ground-breaking reforms to government, Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has lost the support of the streets. Can ...

Patrick Atack

England imports more of the Arab world's premier footballers

London-based football club Arsenal have signed Egyptian Olympic footballer Mohammed Elneny, the latest Arab player to take part in top-flight ...

The New Arab

The recapture of Ramadi: a significant victory

The Iraqi army's recapture of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, marks a major milestone for US trained forces who crumbled when IS charged into ...

Abadi: The leader who follows

James Denselow

Abadi: The leader who follows

Comment: Running Iraq is not an enviable job, but Abadi's flexibility allows him to balance key domestic, regional and global power players, ...

Ahmad al-Naemi

Iraq gives go ahead to Basra autonomy referendum

Iraqi electoral authorities have given approval to a petition by residents of the oil rich port city of Basra to hold a referendum on making it ...

Libya: Peace at hand?

George Joffe

Libya: Peace at hand?

Comment: So near, but yet so far. Now one government has signed up to the UN's unity deal, its rival must follow suit, writes George Joffe.

Tony Blair to head European anti-semitism group

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Tony Blair to head European anti-semitism group

Former British prime minister announces role as chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation a week after resigning as the ...

Scotland should recognise Palestine

Martin Linton

Scotland should recognise Palestine

Comment: The Scottish parliament is soon to debate recognition of Palestine. But the real question is, what pressure will be brought to bear on ...

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