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The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced despite the city's recapture three months ago.

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UK's Boris Johnson makes shocking gaffe about Libya's Sirte

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UK's Boris Johnson makes shocking gaffe about Libya's Sirte

Gaffe-prone UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shocked a Conservative Party conference after saying British investors were looking to make Libya's Sirte a holiday hot-spot once 'the dead are cleared' away.

At least '1,200 Iraqi personnel' killed in Mosul operation

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At least '1,200 Iraqi personnel' killed in Mosul operation

More than 1,200 Iraqi security personnel were killed in the military operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, the US-led ...

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is to succeed, writes Guma ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

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Over 2,000 civilian bodies uncovered among ruins of Mosul

Around 2,100 bodies have been found among the rubble of ruined west Mosul, as the clear up of the Iraqi city continues.

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Turkey 'to donate $10 million' to reconstruct Gaza homes

A meeting is due to take place before the end of the year between Turkish and Palestinian ministerial committees to discuss the liaison to ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

The United Nations called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya, many of whom have been subjected to appalling ...

UK gives £9m aid to stabilise Libya, stem terrorism

The New Arab

UK gives £9m aid to stabilise Libya, stem terrorism

The UK's foreign secretary announced more than £9 million of aid will be sent to help stabilise Libya, in an attempt to stem the threat of ...

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Charities slam UK government for 'trapping' refugees in Mediterranean

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's pledged to assist Libya blocking migrants attempting to reach Europe, but the move has angered human rights ...

Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

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Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

Iran-backed fighters in Syria are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of forming a land link from its border through Iraq to ...

Trump's changing views on Afghanistan

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Trump's changing views on Afghanistan

Trump on Monday cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, committing to an open-ended conflict in the ...

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 ...

Four-year-old Russian boy returned to Chechnya from Iraq's Mosul

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Four-year-old Russian boy returned to Chechnya from Iraq's Mosul

A four-year-old Russian boy who was found unaccompanied in the Iraqi city of Mosul last month has been reunited with his family in Chechnya.

Hadani Ditmars

Iraq's pyrrhic victories: Triumphalist narratives and deja vu

Blog: Military hubris prevents lessons being learned about the re-emergence of armed extremist groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

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Hundreds of Israelis visit Asqa for Jewish holiday

More than 1,000 Israelis visited the sensitive al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday to mark the Tisha B'av Jewish holiday, days after violence ...

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The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: The rebuilding of Iraq begins in Qaraqosh

After the destruction wrought by the Islamic State group, and the war to oust them, it is time for reconstruction to begin. Photos by Alessio ...

Iraq's women take the lead <em>rebuilding</em> after IS destruction

Marta Bellingreri

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding after IS destruction

Who will rebuild Iraq? Its women. Female engineers are restoring homes, and restoring hope.

Hadani Ditmars

And Here I Am: Theatre as AK-47

Society: A new one-man-show tells the true story of a refugee jihadist who renounced violence to become an actor thanks to Jenin's famed Freedom ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

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Israeli PM Netanyahu set to meet right-wing Hungarian leader

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will arrive in Hungary on Tuesday in a landmark visit to bolster ties with right-wing leader Viktor ...

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

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Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

Backed by US airstrikes, Iraq's forces wrested Mosul from the Islamic State group militants at the cost of enormous destruction. The nearly ...

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

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