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Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has warned of the serious repercussions of Trump's step, which he says will further complicate the situation in the Middle East.

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Sunnis and the 2018 elections

Analysis: Next year will see the most competitive elections Iraq has seen, writes Gareth Browne.

First Syrian civilians return to Raqqa after mines cleared

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First Syrian civilians return to Raqqa after mines cleared

Hundreds of Syrian civilians have returned to a district of Raqqa in the first wave of returns since the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ...

Iraq, Turkey pledge stronger cooperation after Kurdish vote

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Iraq, Turkey pledge stronger cooperation after Kurdish vote

Iraq's leader Abadi and Turkey's President Erdogan pledged to strengthen cooperation as ties between their two countries warm in the wake of the ...

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had coloured daily life in the battered city.

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Qatar to fund new Palestinian government HQ in Gaza

A new unity government offices in Gaza will be built thanks to a donation from Qatar, as a recent major breakthrough between thee two ...

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Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

During Tillerson's Middle East visit, he hopes to achieve a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

Comment: The alternative outcomes, should the UN's sixth envoy to Libya fail to bring about a political solution, are not enviable, writes Guma ...

Saudi-led bloc 'bribed' African countries to join Qatar crisis

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Saudi-led bloc 'bribed' African countries to join Qatar crisis

A Saudi-led bloc boycotting Qatar has 'bribed and blackmailed' several African countries to join its attempt to isolate the country, Qatar's ...

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Top Saudi official meets US-backed militias in Syria’s Raqqa

A high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country’s ...

UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

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UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

Horst Koehler was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the ...

Urgent aid needed for 270,000 displaced from Raqqa: NGO

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Urgent aid needed for 270,000 displaced from Raqqa: NGO

The city of Raqqa has been taken from the Islamic State group but the humanitarian crisis in the region is still escalating, Save the Children ...

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

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Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced ...

The Assad regime is exploiting <em>reconstruction</em> to gain legitimacy

James Snell

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

Comment: The Assad regime's network of corrupt patronage must not be allowed to use the guise of reconstruction to gain legitimacy, ...

Razan Shamallakh

Gaza's blockade on young talent

In-depth: International scholarship-winning students are trapped inside the Gaza Strip by Israel and Egypt's refusal to open border crossings, and risk seeing their academic dreams vanish, reports Razan Shamallakh.

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Civilian killed in failed attack on Mattis in Kabul

Six rockets that were destined for a plane carrying US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Afghanistan killed at least one civilian and injured four ...

The New Arab

Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in 2018

Kuwait will hold a conference on reconstructing war-torn Iraq early next year, the US presidential envoy to the international coalition fighting ...

The New Arab & agencies

Death of Akef, man who transformed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who has died in hospital aged 89, helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major ...

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

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Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

Iran has warned a "yes" result in Kurdistan's upcoming independence referendum would signal an end to cross-border agreements, as the UN joins ...

Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

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Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

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Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

African leaders meet in Congo to discuss Libya crisis

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African leaders meet in Congo to discuss Libya crisis

African Union leaders are in Congo's capital Brazzaville to discuss possible ways to end the war in Libya.

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