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Washington's plans to designate Yemen's Houthi rebels a "terrorist organisation" could impede humanitarian aid into the war-torn country.

Yemen's internationally recognised government is seeking to issue arrest warrants for Houthi leaders, the ministry of foreign affairs said on Friday.

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

7 dead in botched Egypt prison break

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

7 dead in botched Egypt prison break

Egypt held military funerals Thursday for three policemen killed as they prevented four convicts on death row from staging a prison break.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

Stasa Salacanin

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos testified to the ICC against alleged jihadist police chief Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag ...

The New Arab Staff

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

A new jihadi group has emerged in Syria's Idlib province.

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Ibtisam Azem

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

Kamal Afzali

Pandemics and profiteers: Middle East medical suppliers and Covid-19

In poor economies in the Middle East, surging consumer demands for face masks, protective gear and hand sanitiser have led to a bustling black ...

Egypt hangs ex-elite soldier turned Islamist militant Hisham Ashmawi

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt hangs ex-elite soldier turned Islamist militant Hisham Ashmawi

Hisham Ashmawi - dubbed Egypt's 'most wanted man' by local media - was a former officer with Egypt's special forces who went on to fight with ...

Egyptian militant's family say not informed about his execution

The New Arab

Egyptian militant's family say not informed about his execution

Hesham Al-Ashmawy, a former special forces officer-turned-insurgent, was reportedly executed on Monday.

The New Arab

Egypt sentences officer-turned-militant and 36 others to death

The 37 have been charged with involvement in high-profile attacks on the Egyptian military and senior officials.

Tam Hussein

Night Letters: Afghan Islamists who Changed the World

Book Club: Sand's literary skills and nearly a decade of journalism in Afghanistan paired with Qazizai's in-depth knowledge of the country and ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

The New Arab & agencies

US forces kill dozens of militants in Syria strikes

The US Defense Department said the attack targeted leaders of Al-Qaeda north of Idlib in Syria. It did not say what kind of weapon was ...

How Yemen's southern separatists mirror their authoritarian Emirati backers

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How Yemen's southern separatists mirror their authoritarian Emirati backers

Comment: UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council bears the markings of an abusive, authoritarian faction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed more than 50 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.

Yemen in Focus: UAE 'retreats' to protect own borders

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE 'retreats' to protect own borders

This week we look at reports claiming a UAE partial withdrawal from Yemen, more Houthi fails at peace and an Islamic State group loss.

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The New Arab & agencies

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The UN’s World Food Programme says that Yemen’s Houthi rebels turned back an aid shipment meant to feed 100,000 families. The WFP have ...

UN suspends food aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

UN suspends food aid to Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen

The UN’s World Food Programme has partially suspended food aid to areas of Yemen controlled by the Houthi movement, accusing the rebels of ...

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