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Turkish prosecutors have opened an investigation into two US attorneys who Turkey accuses of being linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow over legalisation of paedophilia and spousal abuse.

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a sensitive matter to this day.

Saudi corruption purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

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Saudi corruption purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has responded to Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge, describing it as "well intended" but raising "a few ...

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing <em>scandal</em>

Austin Bodetti

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

In-depth: While the evidence behind the allegations remains classified, few dispute that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spread throughout ...

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Patel 'resigns' after misleading officials over secret meetings

Patel suggested that part of the UK's foreign aid budget should go towards the Israeli army, including to support operations in occupied territory, following a trip to Israel this summer.

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Superstar Haifa Wehbe's shorts cause a scandal in Egypt

Pop icon Haifa Wehbe was reported to Egyptian authorities for wearing shorts on stage during a concert in Cairo.

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Muslim teacher fired after 9/11 video objection wins case

The video to which Suriyah Bi objected showed people jumping to their deaths from the Twin Towers.

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The Iraq Report: The fall of Barzani

This week's round-up of events in Iraq

UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment claim

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UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment claim

Britain's defence secretary has become the first UK politician to step down in a developing scandal at Westminster, after a highly ...

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Turkish rights activist arrested over 2016 coup attempt

Philanthropist businessman and peace activist Osman Kavala has been formally arrested over alleged links to US-based cleric Gulen whom Turkey ...

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Sam Fouad

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found ...

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Amal Awad

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Comment: For many women, the issue of abuse in the workplace strengthens the argument they require special treatment and protection, rather than ...

Gehad Quisay

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

Comment: New articles to be added to Egyptian citizenship law give the military regime the final say over the Egyptian-ness of its citizens, writes Gehad Quisay.

Charlie Hoyle

Abu Ghraib civil lawsuit moves forward in US court

A civil lawsuit filed by three former Iraqi inmates who claim they were tortured by US military contractors at the notorious Abu Ghraib prison ...

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

Andrew Leber

The Church has endured far worse than firebrand Bannon

Comment: Bannon suggested this week that the Catholic Church favours unlimited migration in order to swell congregation numbers. Pope Francis is ...

Hundreds of Israelis gather to demand Netanyahu's indictment

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Hundreds of Israelis gather to demand Netanyahu's indictment

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accused his opposition of conducting a witch hunt against him, as pressure mounts for him to step ...

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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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

Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

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Lebanon war adoptees in the Diaspora trace their roots

International adoption began before Lebanon's conflict but ballooned during the civil war, with middle men and local officials aiding the ...

Iraq governor flees to Iran amid growing corruption <em>scandal</em>

The New Arab

Iraq governor flees to Iran amid growing corruption scandal

The governor of the Iraqi province of Basra has fled to neighbouring Iran amid a growing corruption scandal allegedly connected to ...

Israel's Netanyahu rails against 'left-wing' conspiracy

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Israel's Netanyahu rails against 'left-wing' conspiracy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu claims there is an orchestrated left-wing media campaign to throw him out of office, as charges of ...

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