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US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

Somali authorities from the Puntland region seized a weapons-laden boat from war-torn Yemen on Saturday.

Rohingya exodus has ground to a halt: Bangladesh officials

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Rohingya exodus has ground to a halt: Bangladesh officials

The influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has come to a halt, Dhaka officials said on Saturday, which Rohingya Muslim leaders claim is because Rakhine State villages were now empty.

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to ...

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab ...

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Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North African state's minister for human rights said on Friday.

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

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Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders has warned, saying filthy water and faeces ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, ...

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Rami Almeghari

Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, ...

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Mob attack hampers urgently-needed Rohingya aid

A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe forced the ICRC to unload aid from a boat and prevented the vessel from leaving, ...

Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria plan next week

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Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria plan next week

Russia and Turkey's presidents are set to meet in Ankara next week to discuss a plan to reduce violence in Syria's northwestern Idlib ...

Persian translator mocked for 'softening' Trump's anti-Iran speech

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Persian translator mocked for 'softening' Trump's anti-Iran speech

A Persian translator has come under fire for softening US President Donald Trump's anti-Iran rhetoric during a live speech at the UN General ...

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

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Kirkuk a tense flash point ahead of Iraqi-Kurdish referendum

Tensions in Kirkuk have risen in recent weeks as the rhetoric between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq's central government escalates.

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The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without pre-conditions ...

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

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Turkey launches military drills on Iraqi border

With Erbil's Kurdish referendum vote just a week a way, Turkey is flexing its military might with drills on the border of Iraq.

Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have dropped ...

Iraqi leader warns of 'military intervention' after Kurdish referendum

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Iraqi leader warns of 'military intervention' after Kurdish referendum

Iraq's military stands armed and ready to intervene if violence breaks out during the Kurdish referendum vote, Prime Minister Haider ...

Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

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Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

The Afghan government could form a vast paramilitary system by arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories re-captured from the Taliban and ...

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