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Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed thousands in the 2006 war

Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, writes Anisa Abeytia.

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as societal shift.

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam ...

Netherlands calls for <em>no</em>-<em>fly</em> <em>zone</em> over Idlib for Assad

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Netherlands calls for no-fly zone over Idlib for Assad

The Netherlands' foreign minister believes a no-fly zone over Idlib would be a small step towards de-escalation and a ...

James Snell

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach Europe's shores, writes James Snell.

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US announces $108 million in aid for Syria

US officials have for the first time visited Syria's war-torn northwestern province of Idlib.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey calls for no-fly zone over Syria's Idlib

Turkey has called on the international community to enforce a no-fly zone to protect civilians in Idlib province ...

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

Hadani Ditmars

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

The New Arab Meets: 64-year-old Amjad Assad, who has almost single handedly digitised thousands of cassettes and old 78's that span a century of ...

Libyan capital airport halts flights after shelling

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Libyan capital airport halts flights after shelling

Forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar said they shot down an unmanned drone violating a fragile ceasefire.

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

The Assad regime is determined to capture the Idlib province, Ali Mamlouk told his Turkish counterpart, an event that will have huge ...

Video shows two Iranian missiles hitting Ukranian passenger plane

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Video shows two Iranian missiles hitting Ukranian passenger plane

Fresh details have emerged about the downed Ukrainian airliner as Iranians protest their government's handling of the tragedy.

Iran anchor resigns after 'lying for 13 years'

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Iran anchor resigns after 'lying for 13 years'

Iran is turning into a tinderbox as demonstrators protest over the death of over 170 passengers on a civilian plane after Iranian forces ...

The New Arab

Algerian president warns Libya’s Tripoli is a ‘red line’

Algeria's president met with Libyan GNA leader over the rising tension in the country, and insists on keeping foreign military intervention out.

Paul Iddon

Why Libya's proxy war might be about to flare-up

Over the past year, the Libya conflict has become increasingly more dangerous.

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

The New Arab

Libyan government forces shoot down high-ranking Haftar commander's plane

Forces loyal to the internationally-recognised Libyan government have shot down a plane over Tripoli, capturing its pilot, Major-General Amer ...

Syrian Kurdish leader likens US troop withdrawal to 'genocide'

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Syrian Kurdish leader likens US troop withdrawal to 'genocide'

A top official from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces slammed Trump's withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria as 'akin to genocide'.

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

The New Arab

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

Syrian regime forces have entered several Kurdish-held border towns in northern Syria as part of a groundbreaking deal with the Kurds to ward ...

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

Amr Salahi

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

Syria is no longer a major news story in the US, but one Democratic Party presidential hopeful’s record on Syria may come back to haunt ...

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

Sam Hamad

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

Comment: Morsi had his flaws, but in all the key ways he represented an emerging Egyptian democracy that challenged decades of ingrained ...

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