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Lebanese, Israeli and US representatives are likely to attend a video conference to discuss the maritime dispute.

Lebanon’s prime minister-designate Mustapha Adib resigned on Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country.

US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

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US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

With the latest injection, total US support since the start of the crisis will reach more than $12 billion.

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

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Kosovo war crimes court arrests first suspect

A Hague-based international tribunal investigating war crimes committed against Kosovo's during 1990s have arrested their first suspect.

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Britain unveils law to protect soldiers from prosecutions

The British government unveiled plans to provide "stronger legal protections" for military personnel and veterans who could face war ...

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UN watchdog: 'Staggering' $36M embezzled in South Sudan

The UN commission and other watchdogs have long warned that officials are siphoning off millions of dollars from South Sudan's weak economy.

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

Donald Trump in new 'racist attack' against Ilhan Omar

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Donald Trump in new 'racist attack' against Ilhan Omar

The US president addressed a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally, where he accused Ilham Omar of trying to run the country.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After Lebanon blast, future lawsuits pile up

Victims of the deadly Beirut blast and their families are planning on sueing the state.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions three companies for violating Libya arms embargo

The EU has imposed sanctions on three companies who have allegedly violated the Libya arms embargo, one of them Turkish, amid concerns that the move could worsen relations with Turkey

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Libya PM opposed to oil deal with Haftar: official

The deal to start pumping Libyan oil again appears to have been spearheaded by the deputy prime minister, Ahmed Matiq.

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Damascus slams Dutch legal action on rights record

The Syrian government is being pulled up by the Dutch government on alleged human rights abuses.

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Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

The Syrian government, headed by Bashar al Assad is being held responsible for 'gross human rights violations'.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the ...

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

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