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The new sanctions 'block the path to peace', Iran claims.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial centre, had its airport closed for years because of the conflict.

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The New Arab Staff

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

The New Arab Staff

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths.

The New Arab Staff

Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff

Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the ...

Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

The New Arab Staff

Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an assassination attempt in Al-Bab.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

The New Arab Staff

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

The death toll of the Syrian war was the lower it has ever been since the conflict started.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel says it hit 50 Syria targets in 2020

Israel's military says it hit 50 targets in Syria throughout 2020.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

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

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.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Six <em>Syrian</em> rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

The New Arab Staff

Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey ...

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

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 ...

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