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The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group is encouraging.

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said Monday.

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

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 Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

The New Arab Staff

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq to establish special force to protect Green Zone

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US embassy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians protest as Israel clinches Gulf normalisation deals

As a signing ceremony between the UAE, Bahrain and Israel was being held in the White House, Palestinians took to the streets to condemn ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

Amid Palestinian protests, the BDS campaign called the UAE-Israel agreement a 'cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and ...

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian group calls for worldwide protests over normalisation deals

A new Palestinian coordination group, which includes members of Fatah, Hamas, and other factions, has called for people around the world to ...

Hamas chief heads to Beirut for Palestinian factions meeting

The New Arab Staff

Hamas chief heads to Beirut for Palestinian factions meeting

Ismail Haniyeh's return to Beirut comes after 27 years.

Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

An explosion in the besieged Gaza Strip has killed four fighters from the Islamic Jihad movement.

UAE has 'no right' to speak for Palestinians: Abbas

The New Arab Staff

UAE has 'no right' to speak for Palestinians: Abbas

Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas said the UAE has no right to speak on behalf of Palestinians, just days after the Gulf country announced ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians feel 'betrayal' of Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Palestinians have expressed disappointment and betrayal following the agreement to normalise ties between Israel and the UAE.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Eight Chadian soldiers killed by mine in IS-affiliate area

An explosive device suspected to have been laid the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed at least eight Chadian forces ...

US general doubts Russia, US deaths in Afghanistan connection

The New Arab Staff

US general doubts Russia, US deaths in Afghanistan connection

A US general is not convinced that Russia financed mercenaries to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

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 ...

Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Police said in a statement that the operation was "the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world".

Biden slams Trump over alleged Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence

The New Arab Staff

Biden slams Trump over alleged Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence

Joe Biden has become the latest to criticise the US president over allegations he was briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had ...

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