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HTS detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

14 August, 2020

Bilal Abdul Kareem's arrest is linked to the case of Tauqir Sharif, an aid worker detained by the powerful jihadist group in June.

Arab tribal leader urges armed resistance against SDF

12 August, 2020

In an interview with a pro-regime news site, Nuwaf Al-Bashir claimed that tribesmen were ready to launch an armed resistance against the SDF.

Syria's Assad suffers drop in blood pressure mid-speech

12 August, 2020

The presidency's Facebook page posted that the speech would be aired later Wednesday after an initial delay.

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

10 August, 2020

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

07 August, 2020

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

05 August, 2020

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

05 August, 2020

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated capital Beirut.

Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

04 August, 2020

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

04 August, 2020

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

03 August, 2020

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

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