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Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are noticeably hitting the country’s poor and middle class, writes Alessandra Bajec.

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

Florence Massena

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

In-depth: As Lebanon's May 6 election nears, Florence Massena talks to some of the female parliamentary candidates showing the country that capable women exist and will be heard in politics.

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war ...

Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

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Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

In the latest incident of mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East, a Saudi boss allegedly forced her maid to drink bleach, ...

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA World Cup.

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Blast kills 11 civilians in Syria's Idlib

An explosion targeting a building in Idlib killed 11 civilians and wounded eighty others.

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Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

Ethiopian nationals will replace Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, the Gulf state announced, after the Philippines banned its ...

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US-backed Kurdish fighters on 'high alert' in Syria’s Manbij

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch an offensive in Manbij, following Ankara's seizure of nearby Afrin in northern ...

Kuwait 'sentences Filipina maid murderers to death by hanging'

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Kuwait 'sentences Filipina maid murderers to death by hanging'

A Lebanese-Syrian couple who murdered Filipina domestic worker Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer earlier this year, have been ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

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Turkey slams French offer for mediation with Kurdish militia

Turkish officials were angered by NATO ally France's decision to hold talks with the Kurdish SDF, which Ankara considers a terror group.

France's Macron meets with Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters

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France's Macron meets with Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters

French President Emmanuel Macron met Thursday with a delegation of the Syrian Democratic Forces made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters and ...

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Dancing and smoking shisha, international 'observers' praise Egypt's elections

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Dancing and smoking shisha, international 'observers' praise Egypt's elections

A video that surfaced on Facebook showed an international delegation visiting Egypt dancing to the sound of traditional music with locals and ...

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Egyptian voters 'cajoled and bullied' into polling booth

As voter turnout dwindles at 7 percent in some areas, Egyptian authorities have deployed an array of tactics to mobilise voters, from cash incentives to intimidation.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

Amelia Smith

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

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Syrian Kurdish leader slams Russia for backing Afrin offensive

Saleh Muslim, the former co-chair of the main Syrian Kurdish political movement, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) said Turkey wouldn't have ...

Three Turkish soldiers killed clearing bombs in Syria's Afrin

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Three Turkish soldiers killed clearing bombs in Syria's Afrin

Three Turkish soldiers have died clearing mines in Syria's Afrin, following the capture of Afrin city from Kurdish forces at the weekend.

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Syrian Kurds say Western allies 'betrayed them' in Afrin

Around 250,000 civilians have fled the violence in Afrin and dozens of others have been killed, as well as around 1,500 Kurdish fighters.

Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib kill 20, including 16 children

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Airstrikes in Syria's Idlib kill 20, including 16 children

Sixteen children who had earlier fled an attack on a school were among 20 dead following air strikes on Syria's Idlib.

Syrian regime strike kills 15 children in Ghouta school

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Syrian regime strike kills 15 children in Ghouta school

A monitoring group has said that an air strike on a school in Eastern Ghouta has killed 17 civilians who were sheltering in the building's ...

'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

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'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

Turkish-allied militiamen are looting the northern Syrian town of Afrin, a Syria war monitoring group has claimed, following the defeat of ...

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