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Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

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

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

The New Arab Staff

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

Israel is reinforcing its northern border after the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for an airstrike near Damascus ...

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent from the poll, no surprises are expected and the ruling ...

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

The New Arab

MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

Two planes filled with coronavirus supplies landed in Iraq and will make their way to northeast Syria despite cuts in funding from the United ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity ...

China's coronavirus aid to Syria fits inside two boxes

The New Arab

China's coronavirus aid to Syria fits inside two boxes

Syrians have been left disappointed after a delivery of aid from China ended up being just two boxes.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

As aid agencies warn of a 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria, Saudi authorities are splurging millions on 'quarantine hotels'.

Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan

The New Arab & agencies

Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan

Syrian soldiers have been wounded by Israeli fire after a suspected Israeli missile strike near the occupied Golan Heights in Syria has ...

Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria

The New Arab

Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria

Israel has repeatedly struck Iran-linked targets in Syria in recent years.

Syrian activist returns to <em>Damascus</em>, vanishes under ‘mysterious circumstances’

The New Arab

Syrian activist returns to Damascus, vanishes under ‘mysterious circumstances’

Mazen Alhummad, who was brutally tortured by the Syrian regime for taking part in anti-government protests, lived in exile after his release in ...

Israel claims air strikes near <em>Damascus</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Israel claims air strikes near Damascus

Israel said Sunday it struck bases of the Islamic Jihad militant group near Damascus, while Syria claimed that its air defences shot ...

The New Arab

Syria to open Aleppo airport after 'record' military victories

The Syrian regime have claimed to have taken full control of the Aleppo countryside.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli attack on Damascus airport kills seven fighters: monitor

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the strikes launched late on Thursday hit military targets in the area of the ...

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, ...

The New Arab

Iran's Soleimani 'planned to attack US forces in Iraq'

Reuters reveals details of Soleimani's activities in the months leading up to his death, most of which included plans to target US interests in ...

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

The New Arab

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

Syrian regime forces have entered several Kurdish-held border towns in northern Syria as part of a groundbreaking deal with the Kurds to ward ...

The New Arab

Syria air defences intercept Israeli projectiles: state media

Syria's official news agency reported the country's air defence batteries intercepted projectiles coming from Israel and downed a number of them ...

Iranian general threatens to 'eliminate Israel' following Syria strike

The New Arab

Iranian general threatens to 'eliminate Israel' following Syria strike

The Israeli military announced its jets struck Iranian targets in Syria, leading Tehran officials saying the want to 'eliminate' Israel.

Israel admits to hitting Iranian military sites in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Israel admits to hitting Iranian military sites in Syria

The Israeli military announced its jets struck Iranian targets in Syria, leading Tehran officials saying the want to 'eliminate' Israel.

Israel 'intercepts rocket from Syria following <em>Damascus</em> airstrike'

The New Arab

Israel 'intercepts rocket from Syria following Damascus airstrike'

Syria's air defence systems intercepted Israeli airstrikes targeting the south of the country, its military confirmed on Sunday.

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