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Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

The United States imposed sanctions on two commanders of Yemen's Houthi rebels, blaming them for civilian deaths.

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The New Arab Staff

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Terrorist' tag for Yemen's Houthis raises aid blocks fears

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

The New Arab Staff

Yemen seeks Interpol arrest warrants for Houthi leaders

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

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 ...

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.

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

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.

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

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.

Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

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 ...

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

The New Arab Staff

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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.

Night Letters: Afghan Islamists who Changed the World

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 ...

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and <em>Al</em>-Qaeda's new sanctuary

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 ...

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