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In-depth: Three years of war have failed to unseat al-Qaeda from Yemen's south - how is the militant group still surviving?

Comment: Governments must take a stand and stem the institutionalised discrimination that exists in their own policies and societies, writes Sam Fouad.

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, writes Sam Hamad.

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Lebanon's Muslims furious after government deems Friday working day

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Lebanon's Muslims furious after government deems Friday working day

Lebanon's official weekend holidays is proving to be a hot-button issue in the country, particularly as it was founded on the idea of sectarian ...

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

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Iraqi Shia militias 'train children' to fight in Kirkuk

An Iraqi Shia militia has allegedly established a large military camp near Kirkuk, dedicated to training children 'to take up arms'.

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Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha led by ...

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Saudi Crown Prince requested mediation with Iran: Iraq minister

Iraq’s Interior Minister, Qassim al-Araji revealed on Sunday that he had been assigned by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to mediate between ...

Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

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Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

Saudi Arabia has summoned a group of Twitter users for online posts allegedly threatening the "safety and moderate ideology of society", as the ...

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Riyadh moves to silence cleric for insulting deceased actor

Saudi authorities have moved to silence a cleric who issued a fatwa banning Muslims from commemorating the death of Kuwait's most prominent ...

Remembering Abdulhussain Abdulredha with these top four moments

Diana Alghoul

Remembering Abdulhussain Abdulredha with these top four moments

The Kuwaiti actor who angered Saddam Hussein supporters so much they tried to kill him also had a passion for Palestine.

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

In-depth: IS-Khorasan, the Afghan franchise of the Islamic State group's network, disappears from the site of one attack only to reappear in ...

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's 'The Impossible Revolution': An incisive work

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's 'The Impossible Revolution': An incisive work

Book review: Saleh's lucid work tackles the questions that most confound western audiences, and is a reminder of the circumstances through which ...

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Aaron Noonan

After Mosul, Iran-backed militias will ensure sectarian violence endures

Comment: The cycle of sectarian violence is only likely to continue, writes Aaron Noonan.

Usman Butt

We crossed a bridge and it trembled

Book review: Pearlman's book is an important contribution in combatting an odious Assadist discourse that strips Syrians of their voice and agency, writes Usman Butt.

Robert Cusack

Saudi Arabia pays Iraq's Shia cleric Sadr $10 million

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Moqtada al-Sadr that the previous administration had 'made mistakes' in the past that allowed Iran to ...

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

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Revealed: The thousands killed and 'disappeared' in central Iraq

The New Arab has obtained documents listing the names of thousands of civilians believed to have been killed in sectarian murders by ...

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

Mustafa Gurbuz

An abrupt divorce would harm all Iraqis, Kurds included

Comment: More pressing than immediate independence, a working parliament and functioning democracy would better serve Kurdish prosperity, ...

Paul McLoughlin

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese ...

Saudi soldier killed in attack in Shia province

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Saudi soldier killed in attack in Shia province

The oil-rich region has been rocked by unrest since 2011, when Shia protests erupted to demand equality in the Gulf kingdom.

Gulf crisis: Blockading-countries' diplomatic adolescence versus Qatar's diplomatic maturity

Maryam Al-Khater

Gulf crisis: Blockading-countries' diplomatic adolescence versus Qatar's diplomatic maturity

Opinion: Amid the Gulf crisis, we seem to be facing two models in international relations: A model of political adolescence and puerility versus ...

Saudis block Palestine's Arab48 news website amid region-wide crackdown

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Saudis block Palestine's Arab48 news website amid region-wide crackdown

Saudi authorities blocked Arab48 on Saturday, the publication said, in the latest crackdown on media platforms in the region.

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