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

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 said on Tuesday.

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 despite the city's recapture three months ago.

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, ...

Gaza's blockade on young talent

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, ...

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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 others on Wednesday.

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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 ...

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 ...

Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

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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 ...

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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.

Palestinian Authority to turn presidential palace into national library

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Palestinian Authority to turn presidential palace into national library

Palestinian officials say they are embarking on a project to transform an opulent presidential palace into a national library near the city of ...

Cinema returns to Gaza for first time in decades

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Cinema returns to Gaza for first time in decades

Palestinians in Gaza went to the movies on Saturday night for the first time in more than 30 years, as a one-off screening drew crowds of ...

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Deaths, injuries reported as rockets strike Damascus business fair

Rocket fire killed five people and injured dozens more on Sunday near the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the first time in five years.

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Rockets hits regime-held Damascus business fair, injuries reported

Rocket fire injured several people on Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the ...

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Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

In-depth: Trump has assembled his national security team at Camp David as the administration remains split over what stance to adopt on the ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

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 ...

Israeli 'disengagement' from Gaza: A turning point

Rami Almeghari

Israeli 'disengagement' from Gaza: A turning point

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

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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 ...

Iraq's women take the lead rebuilding 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.

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