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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned of a possible environmental catastrophe for 2.5 million Syrians.

The posters of Iran's former and current supreme leaders were allegedly put up near the shrine of a revered Sunni Imam by hardline Shia militias backed by Tehran.

Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful ...

Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

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Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

In an open letter, over 150 signatories have called for an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial executions of thousands of mostly young ...

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern history.

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, <em>Iraq</em>

The New Arab Staff

Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to Syria, Iraq

RAF 617 Squadron is en route to conduct missions over Syria and Iraq, which will target Islamic State group militants.

The New Arab

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

Former <em>Iraq</em> PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraq PM forms coalition with Shia Islamist leader

Iraq's parliamentary election were postponed until 10 October.

Vaccine campaign begins amid virus surge in rebel-held Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vaccine campaign begins amid virus surge in rebel-held Syria

A Covid-19 vaccine campaign kicked off in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave this weekend.

Biden's first 100 days as US president

Brooke Anderson

Biden's first 100 days as US president

Analysis: From the economy to vaccinations, Biden has delivered on a number of key campaign promises in his first 100 days, but the greatest ...

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Benjamin Isakhan

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, writes ...

Brooke Anderson

Will the US really withdraw troops from Iraq?

Analysis: Since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the US has repeatedly pledged to leave, each time resulting in broken promises, renegotiations and in some cases an increase in forces.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mother and son buried after Iraq's Baghdad hospital fire

A mother and her son were among the victims of the deadly hospital fire in Baghdad on Saturday night.

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation ...

US looks to fight Taliban from neighbouring states: CENTCOM

The New Arab Staff

US looks to fight Taliban from neighbouring states: CENTCOM

Comments from the head of US Central Command's suggest Washington is keen on remaining involved in Afghanistan despite withdrawing its last ...

Usman Butt

In Vested Interests: From passion to patronage

Book Club: Delving into the private collection of Libyan investor AbdulMagid Breish, the new book chronicles the hope, despair and blended ...

Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

It is the second attack on US interests in Iraq in less than a week.

Pope Francis to visit Lebanon after government formation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis to visit Lebanon after government formation

Pope Francis has told Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri that he will visit Lebanon, but indicated that this would only happen when a ...

MENA governments ‘ruthless and chilling’ on death penalty: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff

MENA governments ‘ruthless and chilling’ on death penalty: Amnesty

Four Middle Eastern countries performed 88 percent of known executions taking place worldwide last year.

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