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Comment: Islamic state may have lost territory, but is it the damage to their brand they should fear most? asks Haidar Lapcha.

Comment: Both the New Atheist and New Optimist schools of thought serve as a thin veneer for a highly unjust distribution of power and wealth, writes Yousef Khalil.

Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad

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Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad

At least 21 people were killed and dozens more injured after a suicide car exploded in the middle of a fruit and vegetable market in Tuz Khurmatu, north of Baghdad.

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a ...

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

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ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, ...

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria.

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Saudi official denounces violence against Israel as 'un-Islamic'

Former Saudi justice minister spoke to Israeli paper Maariv saying Islam should not be brought into politics

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

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Five things Arab men need to stop saying

Palestinian vlogger Laila Hzaineh's video of how Arab men really should think before speaking has gone viral

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

Umer Beigh

Saudi-backed Salafism: A Security Challenge for India?

Analysis: The Indian government has banned a number of Saudi-linked clerics, yet the amount of foreign money funding Indian schools and ...

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

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Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi conference on ...

Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes Syrian National Coaltion President Khaled Khoja.

Rami Almeghari

Aggrieved Palestinian families in Gaza reconcile

The clashes that broke out between Hamas and Fatah members in 2007 left over 500 Palestinians dead. Last week's reconciliation might offer ...

John Kahler

People just keep coming

Comment: Members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have already fled to Bangladesh are refugees, and should be recognised as such, writes ...

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Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian teenager after alleged car-ramming attack

Israeli soldiers opened fire and severely wounded a Palestinian teenager after he allegedly rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the ...

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

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Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

Russian President Putin is to host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the first such three-way summit between the trio to reach a solution to ...

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

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

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

Paul Iddon

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul ...

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