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An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake news' and insulting the country's leader after she spoke to Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Bahrain has continued to revoke citizenships of those it accuses of "terrorism".

Can Europe defend Iran?

Stasa Salacanin

Can Europe defend Iran?

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US re-imposed sanctions, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Sudan summons Egypt envoy over 'offensive' Ramadan TV serial

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Sudan summons Egypt envoy over 'offensive' Ramadan TV serial

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to complain about a Ramadan TV series that Khartoum says portrays Egyptian terrorists living in the ...

Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

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Saudi broadcaster objects to journalist's appearance in Ramadan series

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should be re-shot.

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Putin assures Assad 'all foreign forces' will leave Syria

Russia's Vladimir Putin has told Syria President Bashar al-Assad that 'all foreign forces' will soon leave the war-torn country.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

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Egyptian brothers arrested in foiled terror attack in France

Police in France have foiled a suspected terror attack and arrested two brothers of Egyptian origin, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ...

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Khaled Diab

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic ...

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Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

Israeli MPs could officially recognise the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, in a bid to avenge Ankara amid an escalating diplomatic row.

Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

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Turkish banker gets 32-month sentence in Iran sanctions case

A US court has sentenced a Turkish banker to just over two and a half years in prison for helping Iran evade US sanctions.

Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

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Trump wants end to Gulf crisis 'which benefits Iran'

US President Donald Trump wants the 11-month dispute between Qatar and its neighbours to end because it "benefits Iran".

Singapore to order media blackouts during terror attacks

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Singapore to order media blackouts during terror attacks

Singapore can shut down communications and punish journalists reporting from the scene of a terror attack, according to planned laws.

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

Sam Hamad

Is Sadr poised to lift Iraq out of sectarianism?

Comment: The Sairoun bloc's victory is proof that a significant popular base exists that is ready to accept radical change, regardless of who ...

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Netanyahu and Erdogan in war-of-words over Gaza massacre

Turkey's president has entered into a war-of-words with Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the massacre of at least 61 unarmed Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces.

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Syrian regime forces seize last rebel enclave in Homs

Syrian regime forces are in full control of the last rebel enclave in Homs, as rebel fighters and civilians leave the province.

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Bahrain strips 115 of nationality over 'terrorism' allegations

Activists said the sentencing raised the number of those who have lost their citizenship since 2012 to over 700.

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Jordan sentences man who targeted liquor stores to death

The man, who is in his 20s, was sentenced to death for allegedly joining the Islamic State and planning terror attacks against alcohol shops in ...

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

Francesca Mannocchi

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

Interview: He called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years. Francesca Mannocchi meets the ...

Britain's MI5 thwarts jihadist attacks every month: chief says

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Britain's MI5 thwarts jihadist attacks every month: chief says

MI5 chief Andrew Parker says Islamic State extremists aspire to launch "devastating" and "more complex" attacks.

Egypt to put hundreds on trial for '<em>terrorism</em>' offences

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Egypt to put hundreds on trial for 'terrorism' offences

Hundreds are facing military trial on "terrorism charges" in Egypt on Sunday.

One dead in Paris knife attack claimed by IS

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One dead in Paris knife attack claimed by IS

A Chechen-born knifeman was shot dead by police in central Paris after killing one and injuring four in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

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