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A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has experienced great change due to revolution and conflict.

Relatives of Islam Alloush have claim the Jaysh al-Islam spokesman has been subject to torture inside a French prison.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

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Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

<em>Syrian</em> activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

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Syrian activists welcome Germany's historic Syria regime torture conviction

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

<em>Syrian</em> pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

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Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to stall for time.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

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Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

Middle Eastern countries have faired poorly in this years Corruption Perceptions Index, with Yemen and Syria being ranked as the worse for ...

Amr Salahi

Qaddafi daughter-in-law escapes arrest after running over Syrian policemen

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and ...

US-sanctioned <em>Syrian</em> airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Turkish Defence Minister and delegation arrives in Libya

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Turkish Defence Minister and delegation arrives in Libya

The Turkish group arrived in Libya following the passing of a law to continue deployment of Turkish troops for an additional 18 months.

<em>Syrian</em> regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

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Syrian regime detains dissident’s relatives following Al-Jazeera appearance

The Syrian regime has arrested the relatives of a dissident who criticized Assad on Al-Jazeera, as a rights group said that over 20,000 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces in Libya

Khalifa Haftar said Turkey, who extended its Libya troop deployment by 18 months on Tuesday, had one of two choices: "to leave peacefully or be driven out by force".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey bolsters influence across North Africa's Maghreb

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

Militia bombs security headquarters in south Syria

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Militia bombs security headquarters in south Syria

An Assad regime-allied militia has bombed a regime headquarters in Daraa in revenge for the arrest of three militiamen, while two regime ...

Syria's new foreign minister in Iran for visit

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Syria's new foreign minister in Iran for visit

Mekdad took over as Syria's foreign minister in November.

For wounded <em>Syrian</em> photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

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For wounded Syrian photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

Ameer al-Halbi, a freelance photographer who has covered the Syrian civil war from his home city of Aleppo, needed treatment for face ...

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