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Three of the 14 fled to Syria just ahead of the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris, which left 17 dead along with the three gunmen.

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

Navigating Arab identity in America's racial landscape

Yousef H. Alshammari

Navigating Arab identity in America's racial landscape

For Arab Americans, finding a sense of belonging in the United States is a complex and evolving journey, writes Yousef H. Alshammari.

Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from <em>Syria</em>

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether ...

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in these high stakes negotiations.

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and ...

The New Arab Staff

Fear of coronavirus is triggering child stress in Syria

A mental health crisis is unfolding in Syria and other countries, with stress levels among children skyrocketing due to Covid-19 fears.

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

The New Arab & agencies

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the ...

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn <em>Syria</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

The New Arab

IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the ...

The New Arab

Jordan says 2 dead in prison riot over coronavirus

Jordan is not the first country to witness prison riots over banned visits due to the coronavirus pandemic. Similar events killed 12 inmates in Italy last week.

Paul McLoughlin

Arab Gulf countries are winning the battle against coronavirus

In-depth: Swift measures have allowed the Gulf states to keep a lid on the coronavirus spreading in their countries, as neighbouring Iran failed ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump insists Israeli-Palestinian plan has a "chance"

President Donald Trump said alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has a "chance" - ...

Paul Iddon

Turkey avoids taking sides in the US-Iran standoff

Ankara wants to avoid siding with the US in any conflict with Iran or heeding Tehran's call for allies to join in opposition to American ...

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear ...

Paul Iddon

Iran's missile strike against US in Iraq was symbolic

In a symbolic move of revenge, Iran fired an estimated ten Fateh-313 missiles at the Ain al-Asad military base in Iraq's Anbar province living ...

<em>Syria</em> Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: For Syrians, Soleimani's name sparks fear, anger

Syria was the battleground for Soleimani's forces, and his death has sparked celebrations in Idlib.

Denmark denies refugees asylum because it considers <em>Syria</em> safe

The New Arab

Denmark denies refugees asylum because it considers Syria safe

Denmark has denied a Syrian asylum residency on the basis that the 'general conditions' in Damascus are livable, despite continued airstrikes on ...

Al-Qaeda linked <em>Syria</em>-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

The New Arab

Al-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in Syria who the US has designated as a terrorist, praised the death of al-Baghdadi ...

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