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In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: Jordanians will be the last to know.

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

Alessandra Bajec

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes in an ongoing Israeli process of demographic engineering in the city.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold ...

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis Ababa further complicating strained relations.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new anti-immigration legislation.

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens to express their grievances.

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's most indispensable partners.

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to get an Iraqi visa on arrival.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up ...

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

Tabitha Sanders

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

In-depth: Daraa occupies a unique role in the story of Syria's war. There, in March 2011, what began as a localised protest became the spark that ignited the revolution.

Moustafa al-Saied, Ali Eid and Mohamed Abo El-Gheit

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

An investigation by The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed delves into Soyuzneftegaz's operations in Syria, its questionable credentials, links to corruption and hidden manoeuvres with the Assad regime.

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine corruption.

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is surviving by violating its own laws.

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two regional powers.

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite the horrors of the war, their voices have not fallen silent.

Tara Brian

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

In-depth: An investigation into the involvement of Italian-made weapons in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike raises the possibility of greater accountability for corporate actors in Yemen's war.