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Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

Arms depot blast kills six <em>rebels</em> in Syria's Idlib

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which ...

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus deaths

Cemetery workers in Yemen's Aden say there have been five times the normal amount of burials as medics and international organisations warn of a ...

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its coronavirus ...

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

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Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

Around 661,000 people in 19 countries were displaced by armed conflict since the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire during the ...

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

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Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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Pompeo must testify over Linick's sacking: Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has described a recent spate of sackings in the State Department as a 'reflection of the complete disregard for the truth of the Trump administration'.

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

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Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended ...

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Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

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Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied committing an act of retaliation by firing an internal watchdog, who lawmakers said was probing both arms ...

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Fired US watchdog 'was investigating fast-tracked Saudi arms deal'

Steve Linick was fired as the State Department's inspector general over his investigation into Pompeo's use of an emergency loophole to ...

Deaths from coronavirus-like symptoms surge in Yemen's Aden

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Deaths from coronavirus-like symptoms surge in Yemen's Aden

Yemen has reported just 18 coronavirus-linked deaths but doctors say the virus is likely running rampant, forcing the death rate up by at least ...

Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

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Lebanon army says arrests 16 over 'illegal' currency ring

Lebanon's army has arrested 16 over an 'illegal currency ring'

14 dead in sixth day of fighting in Yemen

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14 dead in sixth day of fighting in Yemen

Fourteen combatants have died in southern Yemen on Saturday.

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