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The New Arab Meets: British author A.M. Dassu, who seeks to show Muslim children that they, too, can see themselves as protagonists in stories.

On Friday, the UN appealed for ceasefires in all conflicts across the world. Antonio Guterres, its chief, warned that ''the worst is yet to come''.

Put down the weapons, UN coronavirus relief chief urges

Ibtisam Azem

Put down the weapons, UN coronavirus relief chief urges

Interview with Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the UN's $2 billion humanitarian response plan.

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Mossad turned down offer for Israeli spy remains location

The New Arab

Mossad turned down offer for Israeli spy remains location

Israeli spy Eli Cohen operated in Syria for many years, before being discovered and executed.

The New Arab

Iraq ablaze as protesters defy curfews leaving dozens dead

Iraq finds itself caught in the throes of civil unrest and violence as anti-government protests launch themselves anew in the corruption-ridden Middle Eastern country.

Stasa Salacanin

US-Turkey tensions reach boiling point over Russia rocket saga

Analysis: If Turkey finalises the purchase of the Russian made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, there will be a severe political crisis ...

Kevin Schwartz

Misdiagnosing the causes of regional instability

Comment: The Warsaw summit is set to blame Iran for all of the Middle East's problems, but it's a bit more complicated than that, writes Kevin ...

The New Arab

US forces 'seeking to capture IS leader Baghdadi alive'

US Special Forces, accompanied by SDF soldiers, are searching for the chief of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq, a senior Iraqi military ...

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The last of our regular round-ups from Iraq tackles the highs and lows of 2018.

The New Arab & agencies

US-led coalition says IS leadership 'irrelevant'

Despite setbacks on the battlefield, IS has retained its ability to carry out large-scale attacks, including one last month in the Syria's ...

IS releases purported new recording from leader Baghdadi

The New Arab & agencies

IS releases purported new recording from leader Baghdadi

The audio, released on Eid al-Adha, is the first since a broadcast in September last year, and comes as IS has lost most of its territory in ...

Iraq claims Russia killed IS leader's son

The New Arab

Iraq claims Russia killed IS leader's son

Iraqi intelligence claimed that Russian missiles were responsible for the death of the son of IS group's commander after the group said he was ...

Stranded <em>Syria</em> refugee applies to travel to Mars

The New Arab

Stranded Syria refugee applies to travel to Mars

A Syrian refugee stranded at the main airport in the Malaysian capital for more than 100 days has applied to travel to Mars after being denied ...

Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from <em>Syria</em>

The New Arab

Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from Syria

A joint Iraqi-US intelligence operation captured five of the most-wanted IS commanders, signalling that the group's commander Abu Bakr ...

The New Arab & agencies

France honours victims of IS-inspired supermarket attack

France honours those killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Tom Charles

UK election results could profoundly alter Middle East policy

Comment: If the opportunity is there, Labour should form a minority government, and immediately implement profound change in the UK's Middle ...

Global dismay as Trump withdraws from historic climate deal Global dismay as Trump withdraws from historic climate deal

The New Arab & agencies

Global dismay as Trump withdraws from historic climate deal

President Donald Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris climate deal, throwing international efforts to combat ...

Naveed Ahmad

GCC: military bases important, but alone can't deter foes

Western bases in the GCC and proposed Gulf bases in the near-abroad cannot alone guarantee deterrence against geo-strategic foes, argues Naveed ...

Life aboard the aircraft carrier bombing <em>Syria</em> and Iraq

James Brownsell

Life aboard the aircraft carrier bombing Syria and Iraq

Exclusive access to the USS Dwight D Eisenhower was granted to The New Arab as the ship spearheads the US-led coalition's fight against the ...

Will northern <em>Syria</em> look more like Gaza or Dubai?

James Denselow

Will northern Syria look more like Gaza or Dubai?

Comment: As Turkey carves out an area in northern Syria under Operation Euphrates Shield, James Denselow asks what kind of vision ...

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Warda Mohamed

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Comment: The relatively under-explored connections between climate change, the monopolisation of resources and armed conflict, are seen in ...

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