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Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it had ‘neutralised’ five Kurdish fighters.

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Syrian <em>Ahrar</em> <em>Al</em>-<em>Sham</em> rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group is encouraging.

Turkey sending Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan

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Turkey sending Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan

Turkey has strongly denied claims it's sending Syrian fighters to Azerbaijan.

Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

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Government building set ablaze as eastern Libya protests intensify

Protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have set fire to a government building as anti-corruption protests spread to other ...

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WSJ denies sending Bernard-Henri Levy to Libya

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy claimed his controversial trip to Libya was for a The Wall Street Journal report.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya govt disavows visit by France's Bernard-Henri Levy

Bernard-Henri Levy said he planned to visit the town of Tarhuna, where government forces uncovered a mass grave.

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Libya's Sarraj denounces EU arms embargo monitoring operation

The GNA leader said the EU's operation IRINI to clamp down on arms imports to Libya is not sufficiently monitoring airspace and borders in ...

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'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

A hunger-striking Emirati prisoner held for five years in the notorious Al-Wathba Prison has secretly made a recording calling on human ...

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

Mel Plant

Libya is catastrophically ill-equipped to battle coronavirus. Here's why

The shortcomings of Libya's healthcare system go beyond the conflict, and are rooted in deep-seated corruption.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian opposition launch new liberal party

The Syrian Liberal Party aims at keeping the dreams of the 2011 revolution alive and bring about a free and liberal Syria.

Iraq security forces clear protest camps following Sadr's U-turn

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Iraq security forces clear protest camps following Sadr's U-turn

Just hours after populist politician Moqtada Sadr withdrew support for the protest movement, Iraqi security forces cleared anti-government ...

Two protesters killed in renewed Baghdad violence: officials

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Two protesters killed in renewed Baghdad violence: officials

Violence in Baghdad has broken a period of calm between protesters and security forces that followed the killing of Iranian commander Qasem ...

Libyan strongman Haftar delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

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Libyan strongman Haftar delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

Libya's eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar delayed signing a ceasefire agreement on Monday at talks in Moscow.

Israel arrests six Palestinians, including activist, journalist Bushra <em>al</em>-Tawil

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Israel arrests six Palestinians, including activist, journalist Bushra al-Tawil

Israeli forces arrested journalist Bushra al-Tawil from her family home in Ramallah, just days after her father, senior Hamas leader ...

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Iraqi paramilitaries claim massacre of protesters... then deny it

Hashd al-Shaabi said they were hacked after a statement appeared on their website claiming responsibility for the Khilani massacre on Friday.

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Iraqi authorities shoot dead two protesters as unrest continues

Security forces killed two Iraqi protesters on Wednesday as angry demonstrators continued their calls for an overhaul of the country's ...

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Six dead in Baghdad blasts amid deadly Iraq protests

The blasts were caused by two explosives-laden motorcycles and a roadside bomb and hit three Shia neighbourhoods of Baghdad,

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Protester killed, dozens wounded as Iraq anti-government demonstrations persist

Another protester has died after being shot by security forces at an anti-government demonstration in Baghdad.

Iraq protesters retake third bridge from security forces

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Iraq protesters retake third bridge from security forces

Demonstrators seized half of the Ahrar Bridge amid a widespread general strike on Sunday.

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Trump dodges Syria issue to host ‘good friend’ Erdogan

Donald Trump lavished praise on Erdogan during talks at the White House, skirting around the two powers’ major disagreements in recent months.

Iraq factions 'reach deal' to save government, end protests

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Iraq factions 'reach deal' to save government, end protests

The agreement is the product of a series of meetings, including gatherings led by Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Iraq forces retake key bridges from protesters amid violence

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Iraq forces retake key bridges from protesters amid violence

Iraqi forces recaptured the Al-Sinek, Al-Shuhada and Al-Ahrar bridges over the River Tigris that link the ...

Iraqi demonstrators face live fire as protests persist

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Iraqi demonstrators face live fire as protests persist

A group of protesters tried to cross a bridge in Baghdad but were met with live rounds from security forces as anti-government demonstrations ...

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