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In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but activists have learnt lessons since then.

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

The Arab American Republicans voting for Trump

Yousef H. Alshammari

The Arab American Republicans voting for Trump

In-depth: Over a third of Arab Americans polled say they prefer Donald Trump - an indication that many still gravitate towards the Republican ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump's decision to withdraw Afghanistan troops 'ridiculous': US officials

American politicians expressed concern over the US president's aim to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, arguing that his ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon Makhlouf

Dozens of current and former employees of President Bashar al-Assad's embattled billionaire cousin Rami Makhlouf have been released.

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese firefighters douse remains of Beirut port fire

A statement from the civil defence confirmed that the fire had been fully extinguished after firefighters worked through the night.

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Justin Salhani

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, ...

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working ...

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 ...

French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

The presiding judge said he wanted to give him "a glimmer of hope", even though he could have been sentenced to life on being convicted of all ...

The New Arab Staff

Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

Tyler Vilus, 30, is facing charges of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of Islamic State fighters and "aggravated murder" between 2013 and 2015.

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drone strike kills al-Qaeda linked commanders in NW Syria

The drone strike killed two commanders from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din group in Syria's Idlib province.

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the ...

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

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

<em>Syrian</em> NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

The New Arab

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by ...

Russia sends <em>Syrian</em> mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

The New Arab

Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa Haftar.

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