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An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people say there was no IS presence there.

The decision comes three days after ECOWAS announced it was ending its tough post-coup sanctions.

Mali junta frees deposed political and military figures

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Mali junta frees deposed political and military figures

Former prime minister Boubou Cisse was among those released on Wednesday.

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

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Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas ...

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

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Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

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HTS-affiliated petrol company headquarters bombed in Syria’s Idlib province

A drone of unknown origin has bombed the headquarters of the Watad Petroleum Company, which is the sole company distributing petroleum in rebel-held Idlib province, causing major damage.

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HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has ...

The New Arab Staff

HTS leader tries to present ‘moderate’ face to Syrians

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

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Turkish troops clash with Syria militants after protesters killed

Turkish troops have shot dead five protesters who were blocking the strategic M4 highway in Syria’s Idlib province, provoking a clash with ...

UN calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for coronavirus

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UN calls for ceasefire as Yemen braces for coronavirus

The UN's secretary general has called for an end in fighting in Yemen as the World Health Organisation has warned the country could face an ...

Sarah Khalil

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

'This is Lebanon' is a project founded by a former migrant worker, who seeks an end to labour exploitation of migrant domestic workers in ...

Hezbollah proposes coalition <em>government</em> amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

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Hezbollah proposes coalition government amid Lebanon's worsening economic crisis

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has insisted that Lebanon must be led by a coalition that will take 'unpopular' measures to deal with the ...

UAE's true ambitions in Yemen take another blow

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UAE's true ambitions in Yemen take another blow

Comment: The deal agreed this week is just one of many obstacles to UAE's malign ambitions in Yemen, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

HTS bombs Syrian town following protests against its rule

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HTS bombs Syrian town following protests against its rule

The extreme Islamist group Tahrir al-Sham has bombed the town of Kafr Takharim in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province after protesters violently ...

Hundreds protest against HTS in Syria’s Idlib

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Hundreds protest against HTS in Syria’s Idlib

Hundreds of people have protested in Idlib against repressive practices by the self-proclaimed National Salvation ...

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Protesters agree to unblock Lebanese roads following Hariri resignation

Lebanese activist groups have called on protesters to reopen roads in Lebanon following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, while continuing to demonstrate in public squares.

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Egypt activists complain of Twitter bans after protests

Egyptians activists have said that dozens of anti-Sisi accounts have been suspended by Twitter in the wake of protests against the Egyptian ...

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Prominent Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah 'disappeared', family says

The family of a prominent Egyptian dissident says they do not know where he has been taken.

Mohamad Elmasry

When Morsi was ousted, so was Egypt's democracy

Comment: Six years after Egypt's fleeting year of democracy, Sisi has engineered a country where political competition no longer exists, writes ...

Morsi's death: Revenge accomplished, autocracy wins in Egypt

Jo Schietti

Morsi's death: Revenge accomplished, autocracy wins in Egypt

News of the sudden death of former president Mohamed Morsi has sent shock waves in Egypt and around the world amid sympathy, indignation and ...

Amr Salahi

Founder of Algeria's Islamic Salvation Front dies in Qatar

Abbasi Madani, an uncompromising Islamist, led the Islamic Salvation Front to victory in free elections in the early 1990s, before ...

Syria's Idlib under attack, forcing humanitarian work to halt

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's Idlib under attack, forcing humanitarian work to halt

Syrian regime shelling and Russian bombing of opposition Idlib has forced humanitarian work to cease in these areas.

Western powers warn on violence in South Sudan

The New Arab & agencies

Western powers warn on violence in South Sudan

South Sudan's government in September reached a peace deal with the main opposition unit of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement but ...

HTS 'arrest and torture' Syrian activists: Human Rights Watch

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HTS 'arrest and torture' Syrian activists: Human Rights Watch

Syrians in opposition Idlib are being detained and tortured by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

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