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Comment: US strikes will not advance US interests in Syria, nor will they alleviate the suffering of Assad's victims, writes CJ Werleman.

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White House against Qatar, writes CJ Werleman.

Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

The New Arab

Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

Malaysian human rights activists have expressed alarm as parliament considers passing a law that will dish out tough prison sentences for people who share so-called 'fake news'.

French ex-leader decries 'mad allegations' amid Gaddafi corruption <em>scandal</em>

The New Arab & agencies

French ex-leader decries 'mad allegations' amid Gaddafi corruption scandal

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has defended himself against the "mad allegations" that he accepted millions of euros in illegal ...

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sarkozy questioned for second day over Gaddafi financing scandal

The case is France's most explosive political financing scandal and one of several legal probes that have dogged the right-wing politician since he left office after one term in 2012.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel admits to 2007 strike on Syria nuclear reactor

Israel has admitted to destroying a nuclear reactor in 2007, after the lifting of an order that barred officials from publicly discussing the ...

Andrew Leber

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

Andrew Leber

State of disarray

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle ...

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Imad K. Harb

Trump, a mediator in the GCC crisis?

Comment: The Trump administration has emphasised the importance of GCC unity since the blockade of Qatar began, writes Imad K. Harb.

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be ...

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: <em>Scandal</em> of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

Iran to prosecute Women's Day organisers after 'scandalous' dancing

The New Arab & agencies

Iran to prosecute Women's Day organisers after 'scandalous' dancing

A Women's Day event in Tehran sparked a scandal in Iran, after a group of women wearing jeans danced in front of a mixed gender crowd.

<em>Scandal</em>-stricken Netanyahu attempts rallying cry against Iran at AIPAC

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Scandal-stricken Netanyahu attempts rallying cry against Iran at AIPAC

Israel's prime minister has vowed to 'stop' Iran, amid an intensifying corruption probe that threatens to unseat him from office.

Netanyahu to meet with 'true friend' Trump

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu to meet with 'true friend' Trump

israel's prime minister will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, as accusations of corruption persist at home.

The New Arab

Israeli media: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

Major Israeli media outlets have reported that a deal had been reached by the former director of the Communications Ministry to testify against ...

The New Arab & agencies

New corruption scandal haunts Israel's Netanyahu

Netanyahu is facing allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu to visit White House next month: US official

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is to visit the White House in March, a US official said, as he faces calls back home to step down ...

US Syria strikes 'killed scores of Russian fighters'

The New Arab

US Syria strikes 'killed scores of Russian fighters'

More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians, died in a failed attack on a base in the Deir az-Zour region held by US and Kurdish forces, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq sentences ex-minister to 21 years for corruption

Abdel Falah al-Sudani, who served as trade minister following the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, was handed two ...

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

Louvre apologises to Qatar for 'Gulf map <em>scandal</em>'

The New Arab

Louvre apologises to Qatar for 'Gulf map scandal'

The Louvre Museum in Paris has apologised to Qatar for its franchise in the United Arab Emirates displaying a map of the Arabian Peninsula that ...

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

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