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The US has 2,000 troops in Syria and 5,200 in Iraq, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday, casting doubt over the numbers officially announced last month.

Hamas calls on Palestinians to "turn the coming Friday into a day of rage against the Israeli occupation, in rejection of the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem"

What war in Yemen looks like after Saleh

A Yemeni journalist

What war in Yemen looks like after Saleh

While Yemen's Houthi rebels feel jubilant to have killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the long-term consequences will be grave and disastrous.

Saleh's death, checkmate

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

Saleh killed: <em>Timeline</em> of three years of Yemen conflict

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Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

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Israel to advance plans for '4,000 settler homes'

Israel is set to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to boost settlement growth, an official said on Tuesday.

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US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The US-led anti-IS Syria force says it will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River and advance near the country's Kurdish ...

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US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the landmark 2015 nuclear ...

Diana Alghoul

Lawsuit filed against UAE security services for 'torturing Qataris'

Update: Three prominent Qataris were allegedly illegally imprisoned and threatened with rape by UAE security officers according to a lawsuit ...

Saudi Arabia overhauling 'ambitious' reform plan with broader targets

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Saudi Arabia overhauling 'ambitious' reform plan with broader targets

Saudi Arabia is redoing an "ambitious" reform plan for its government and economy by 2020, after its launch last year overlapped with other ...

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France urges Syria transition without Assad

France on Friday backtracked on President Macron's comments in June that the removal of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad should not be a ...

US military to create separate unified cyber warfare command

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US military to create separate unified cyber warfare command

The US signalled toward a new strategic emphasis on electronic warfare on Friday, after President Donald Trump ordered the US military to ...

Qatar and US sign counter-terror agreement amid Gulf crisis

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Qatar and US sign counter-terror agreement amid Gulf crisis

The United States and Qatar have signed an agreement aimed at shoring up the Gulf nation’s counter-terrorism efforts.

Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower infuriates trolls

Jamil Hussein

Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower infuriates trolls

Comment: Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower tragedy was met with derision, but nobody showed discomfort with the mention of Sikhs and ...

Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

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Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

Designers, buyers and influencers descend to Dubai for Arab Fashion Week, a five-day event dedicated to ready couture and resort wear.

Gehad Quisay

Timeline: How new is the new Hamas charter?

Explore with our interactive timeline: We take a look back on the Hamas charter to see how much has really changed.

Sarah Schneider

Insurgents' strength or Iraqi weakness? What's sustaining IS?

Comment: How have Islamic State military capacity and sectarian rivalries undermined tactical success for the Iraqi Army and its allies? asks ...

Daoud Kuttab

Israeli belligerence casts shadow over Abbas visit to US

Analysis: The Palestinian president's Washington visit comes as the Israeli government continues its aggressive tone. He is expected to focus on ...

The New Arab

Timeline: 11 key developments in Turkey under Erdogan

Turkey on Sunday will vote in a tightly-contested referendum on expanding the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that will shape its ...

The war on love and marriage in war-torn Yemen

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The war on love and marriage in war-torn Yemen

Hopes of finding love have quickly shattered in Yemen, as more young adults than ever before are now unable to afford to get married.

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Assad's allies rush to defend him despite chemical atrocity

The Russian and Iranian army chiefs vowed Saturday to keep fighting alongside Bashar al-Assad in Syria against rebels they brand as "terrorists"

US Secretary of State calls for Assad's ouster

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US Secretary of State calls for Assad's ouster

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington would make an 'appropriate response' to Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria, while ...

Ignite the fronts: Syrian rebels seek gas attack vengeance

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Ignite the fronts: Syrian rebels seek gas attack vengeance

Syrian rebels have vowed to take revenge on the Assad regime for killing scores of civilians in deadly a gas attack.

<em>Timeline</em>: A brief history of attacks by 'Chemical Assad'

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Timeline: A brief history of attacks by 'Chemical Assad'

The deadly toxic gas attack on Khan Sheikhun in Idlib is the latest in a string of chemical attacks since the Syrian conflict began in March ...

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