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Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

Ibrahim Babat from Syrian Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents.

Syrian missile strike injures civilians in Turkish-rebel controlled area

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian missile strike injures civilians in Turkish-rebel controlled area

Turkey's defence ministry and a monitoring group said that a missile strike wounded several civilians in northern Syria

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Suspicious object' found on oil tanker off Iraq

Sailors feared the discovery of a limpet mine on the MT Pola, involved in transferring oil to a vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS kills nine Iran-trained fighters in Syria: monitor

Nearly a dozen fighters in Syria have been killed by Islamic State militants in the latest skirmish.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US general: Iraq government wants continuing US presence

Iraq wants a continued US presence to fight the Islamic State group after the Trump administration slashed the number of troops in the country, ...

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a different reason: ...

90 dead as Assad forces clash with IS: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

90 dead as Assad forces clash with IS: monitor

At least 90 combatants have been killed in clashes between regime forces and IS groups in the Orontes valley.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

The New Arab Staff

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

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

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

The New Arab Staff

Russian planes 'strike Turkish-controlled city in northern Syria'

Suspected Russian warplanes have bombed the Turkish-controlled city of Al-Bab in northern Syria, one day after a roadside bomb targeted a joint ...

East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

Unidentified aircraft on Saturday struck pro-Iranian fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, killing 12 fighters.

East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

The New Arab & agencies

East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Israel is 'likely responsible' for the airstrike, the chief of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

The New Arab

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

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