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Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

Trump's Yemen aid cut amounts to a death sentence

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's Yemen aid cut amounts to a death sentence

Comment: Yemenis are already susceptible to many preventable diseases, but for Trump to cut aid during a pandemic is nothing short of lethal, writes Marcus Montgomery.

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Iraq launches a new bloody crackdown on protesters

The New Arab

Iraq launches a new bloody crackdown on protesters

At least 18 people were killed in Iraq, as security forces opened fire on protesters again.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump has 'meltdown' in White House meeting on Syria

One of the Democrats attending the meeting, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, said Trump launched into a "nasty diatribe" against them, while Pelosi said the president experienced a "meltdown".

Rami G. Khouri

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Comment: On Khashoggi, Yemen and Iran, Mohammed bin Salman repeated old and meaningless policy positions that have been catastrophic for the ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Will Aramco attacks draw Saudi Arabia closer to Russia?

Comment: Russia is in a strong position to gain from the Aramco attacks, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Stasa Salacanin

Haftar's offensive is not the final chapter in Libya

Analysis: With the 'liberation' of Tripoli, Haftar would be just a step closer the final victory in the long-lasting civil war. But it is not as ...

End of May: British PM's ghastly Middle East legacy

Tallha Abdulrazaq

End of May: British PM's ghastly Middle East legacy

Comment: May will not just be remembered for her failure to conduct an orderly Brexit, but for how she failed the common people at home and ...

A Yemeni journalist

Taiz: Another Saudi-led coalition failure in Yemen

Comment: Taiz today is a fresh example of the fragile presence of the state, and the lack of the rule of law in Yemen, writes a Yemeni ...

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

UAE 'defeats Saudi Arabia' as Emirati-backed separatists seize Aden

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'defeats Saudi Arabia' as Emirati-backed separatists seize Aden

Yemeni separatist forces backed by the UAE seized control of Aden only two days after the Southern Resistance Forces (SRF) reached the ...

Saudi Arabia's life or death mission in Yemen war

Khalid Al-Karimi

Saudi Arabia's life or death mission in Yemen war

Analysis: Three years of war have neither subdued the Houthis nor brought an overall victory to Saudi Arabia.

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

The New Arab & agencies

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

The New Arab

'Pro-Saudi hackers' take over Lebanon government websites, threaten war

A hacking collective has breached several Lebanese government websites and posted a message threatening war with Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab & agencies

Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next ...

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

Uri Levy

2018 World Cup qualifiers bring drama to Middle East

The Middle Eastern World Cup qualifiers have proven to be a fascinating football scenario, mixing both football, politics, culture and history.

Timeline: After two years of war, Yemen in crisis

The New Arab

Timeline: After two years of war, Yemen in crisis

Deadly fighting, a rise in extremism, the threat of famine – two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against the Houthi rebels, Yemen is more ...

Uri Levy

Galas and goodbyes: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Riyad Mahrez named African footballer of the year, Queiroz leaves Iran's national side and Lebanon's superstar packing his bags for ...

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

Alain Gresh

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around ...

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Comment: Two years have gone by, and Yemen's people are still besieged by violence, food insecurity and deadly diseases, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Exclusive: Syrian rebels are getting into positions for an unprecedented offensive on Aleppo, which commanders say will decide the outcome of ...

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