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

Comment: Yemenis are already susceptible to many preventable diseases, but for Trump to cut aid during a pandemic is nothing short of lethal, writes Marcus Montgomery.

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Rami G. Khouri

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Comment: On Khashoggi, Yemen and Iran, Mohammed bin Salman repeated old and meaningless policy positions that have been catastrophic for the ...

Will Aramco attacks draw Saudi Arabia closer to Russia?

Giorgio Cafiero

Will Aramco attacks draw Saudi Arabia closer to Russia?

Comment: Russia is in a strong position to gain from the Aramco attacks, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

End of May: British PM's ghastly Middle East legacy

Comment: May will not just be remembered for her failure to conduct an orderly Brexit, but for how she failed the common people at home and abroad, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

A Yemeni journalist

Taiz: Another Saudi-led coalition failure in Yemen

Comment: Taiz today is a fresh example of the fragile presence of the state, and the lack of the rule of law in Yemen, writes a Yemeni ...

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'defeats Saudi Arabia' as Emirati-backed separatists seize Aden

Yemeni separatist forces backed by the UAE seized control of Aden only two days after the Southern Resistance Forces (SRF) reached the ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Saudi Arabia's life or death mission in Yemen war

Analysis: Three years of war have neither subdued the Houthis nor brought an overall victory to Saudi Arabia.

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

The New Arab & agencies

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

Timeline: After two years of war, Yemen in crisis

The New Arab

Timeline: After two years of war, Yemen in crisis

Deadly fighting, a rise in extremism, the threat of famine – two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against the Houthi rebels, Yemen is more ...

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

Alain Gresh

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around ...

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Comment: Two years have gone by, and Yemen's people are still besieged by violence, food insecurity and deadly diseases, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Exclusive: Syrian rebels are getting into positions for an unprecedented offensive on Aleppo, which commanders say will decide the outcome of ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen: A country in tatters and president in exile

Comment: Yemen's internationally backed President Hadi is still living in exile, leaving the country with weak and ineffective leadership, writes Khalid Al-Karimi

The New Arab & agencies

What you need to know about Yemen's 'forgotten conflict'

As the nation awaits a UN-brokered ceasefire at midnight, we take a look back at some key moments in Yemen's two year brutal conflict.

Azmi Bishara

The common predicament of Arab-Iranian relations

Comment: Identity is in crisis in a crucible of sectarian civil wars, proxy geopolitical power struggles and genocidal leaders, writes Dr Azmi ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

What did Arab internet users Google in 2015?

Popular music, foreign soaps and dead celebrities were the most searched for topics in parts of the Middle East.

Calls for 'dialogue' with Iran ahead of Gulf summit

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Calls for 'dialogue' with Iran ahead of Gulf summit

Analysis: International relations, security of Gulf nations, and Iran's influence in the region were the focus of talks held before the annual ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Prominent Yemeni politician reportedly killed in Houthi prison

A former Houthi official has suggested that Mohammad Qahtan, a leading member of al-Islah in Houthi custody, has been killed in a Saudi-led ...

Yemen's year of destruction: the Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Fares al-Jalal

Yemen's year of destruction: the Houthi takeover of Sanaa

September 21 marks twelve months since Houthi rebels took over Yemen's capital Sanaa, a year that has been marked by conflict, pain and ...

Al-Qaeda's opportunities in Yemen

Vijay Prashad

Al-Qaeda's opportunities in Yemen

Comment: US drone strikes combined with Saudi bombing raids provides a fertile mix for recruitment to the local al-Qaeda franchise, writes Vijay ...

Yemen pays the price for the Iran deal

Bill Law

Yemen pays the price for the Iran deal

Comment: Obama has had to let the Saudis have their way in Yemen in order to win their approval for the Iran nuclear deal, writes Bill Law

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