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Blog: The return of the once-popular Damascus International Fair after a five-year hiatus is being peddled by regime media as proof Syria is returning to "calm and stability".

Comment: The withdrawal from settlements did not mean an end to Gaza's occupation, writes Rami Almeghari.

Jerusalem's Islamic Endowment to assess Israeli damages on al-Aqsa

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Jerusalem's Islamic Endowment to assess Israeli damages on al-Aqsa

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf will assess any damages caused by Israeli forces at al-Aqsa mosque.

Aleppo to Mosul: The destruction of Iraq and Syria

Paul Iddon

Aleppo to Mosul: The destruction of Iraq and Syria

Analysis: The destruction of the Sunni cities of Iraq and Syria underlines the terrible price imposed on civilians, notes Paul Iddon.

Photoblog: The rebuilding of Iraq begins in Qaraqosh

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 ...

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.

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Libya's Benghazi airport reopens after three-year hiatus

An international airport at Libya's second city Benghazi has restarted commercial flights after being closed for three years due to fighting.

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar pledges Gaza support despite Saudi Arabia pressure

Qatar's envoy to Gaza said Doha was committed to funding projects in the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave, despite pressure from Saudi Arabia and ...

Turkey's Erdogan says Mosul has been left in ruins

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan says Mosul has been left in ruins

Turkey's President Erdogan has welcomed Iraq's victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul but has questioned who will foot the bill for the ...

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Qatari official visits Gaza pledging continued support for Palestinians

Qatar has pledged to continue supporting the impoverished Gaza Strip despite Saudi calls for Doha to cut ties with its Hamas rulers in order to ...

Libyan renegade general Haftar captures Benghazi Libyan renegade general Haftar captures Benghazi

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Libyan renegade general Haftar captures Benghazi

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has announced the 'total liberation' of the country's second city Benghazi after cornering the last militants in a ...

Emirati FM: 'Qatar can't you make us smile?'

The New Arab

Emirati FM: 'Qatar can't you make us smile?'

The UAE's foreign minister has accused Qatar of attempting to prevent people in a Saudi-led alliance "from smiling" after Doha rejected their ...

What happens to Islamic State after Mosul?

James Denselow

What happens to Islamic State after Mosul?

Comment: IS looks set for defeat in Mosul, but they don't need to raise the black flag to have an impact, writes James Denselow.

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Alessandra Bocchi

Manufacturing virginity: Tunisian women choosing to 'repair their honour'

Women who have had pre-marital sex often undergo hymen reconstruction surgery as a way to manufacture their purity for their husbands ...

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Lebanon approves $404 million World Bank infrastructure packages

Lebanon's finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil and the Council for Development and Reconstruction agreed on two separate projects to refurbish the country's infrastructure.

Marcus Solarz Hendriks

UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

Comment: Macron is leading negotiations, but he will need the backing of a more familiar face in the region, and the UK qualifies to fill this ...

The New Arab

Video: Lebanon admits to dumping garbage into the sea

A Lebanese minister has acknowledged that his government's main solution to a long-standing rubbish crisis is to dump it straight into the sea.

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Is Qatar paying the price for its pro-Palestine stance?

In-depth: Qatar, one of the few foreign backers of Hamas, faces massive pressure from its Gulf neighbours to cut ties with the Palestinian group.

Hamas ‘shocked' after Saudis demand Qatar to end support

The New Arab & agencies

Hamas ‘shocked' after Saudis demand Qatar to end support

Hamas expressed anger on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia demanded that Qatar end its support for the Palestinian Islamist movement as part of ...

The New Arab & agencies

After liberation from IS, Fallujah struggles to rebuild

Nearly a year since its neighbourhoods were declared liberated from IS militants, the Iraqi city of Fallujah is still struggling to rebuild.

Qatar isolation could damage Gaza <em>reconstruction</em>: NGO

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Qatar isolation could damage Gaza reconstruction: NGO

A recent decision to sever diplomatic ties with Qatar could damage the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, the secretary general of the ...

'Marshall Plan' for Syria unlikely, warns top aid chief

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'Marshall Plan' for Syria unlikely, warns top aid chief

The Red Cross' chief says his group are working to restore infrastructure in areas recently captured by Syria's regime, however a 'Marshall ...

The Middle East's graveyard cities

James Denselow

The Middle East's graveyard cities

Comment: As the battle for Mosul reaches its zenith, it's worth considering the huge scale of the reconstruction challenge ahead, ...

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