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The United States urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to halt all forms of aggression, just hours after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the sacrifices of ordinary people.

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the ...

The New Arab Staff

Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing disagreements with Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels.

The New Arab Staff

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

This week we focus on recent escalations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, a campaign to release prisoners, and more.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey, Russia to start joint patrols in northwest Syria

Turkish and Russian troops will patrol a 'security corridor' along the key M4 highway in Idlib.

Turkey says no violations of ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

The New Arab

Turkey says no violations of ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

Turkey's President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Putin negotiated the ceasefire earlier this week, but the US has warned celebration of ...

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Anna Fleischer

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Comment: The women working for Syria's White Helmets are among the most courageous in the world. It's time they received credit where it's due, ...

Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

The New Arab

Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

The two leaders are due to meet after the Moscow-backed Syrian regime killed more than 30 Turkish soldiers, sparking a new military operation by ...

Turkey's Erdogan says no 'full' agreement on Syria summit

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan says no 'full' agreement on Syria summit

France and Germany have expressed an interest in working with Russia and Turkey to end the crisis in Idlib.

International Crisis Group

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

Comment: The Syrian regime's campaign to retake Idlib threatens devastating levels of death and displacement. Syria and Russia must conclude an immediate ceasefire with rebel forces, writes International Crisis Group.

The New Arab

Turkey warns Syria against attacks on Idlib outposts

The Turkish defence ministry on Saturday said Ankara would respond to any attacks on its military outposts in Syria's Idlib.

The New Arab

Turkey bolsters outposts in Syria's besieged Idlib

Turkey dispatched 150 vehicles along with commandos and ammunition to its observation posts in Syria's Idlib, which it said would not be ...

The New Arab

Car bomb attacks target Syrian regime forces in Aleppo

A source within Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said the group had targeted Iran-backed militias west of Aleppo.

Syrian regime on verge of recapturing Idlib highway town

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime on verge of recapturing Idlib highway town

The Syrian regime has captured dozens of towns in Idlib, the country's last opposition bastion, in recent weeks.

The New Arab

Turkey may launch fresh Syria offensive over Idlib: Erdogan

Turkey has launched three prior offensives in Syria against the Islamic State group and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

How Idlib's 'ceasefires' tell the story of Syria's war

James Snell

How Idlib's 'ceasefires' tell the story of Syria's war

Comment: The inconsistent reaction to to the Assad regime's violence in Idlib tells a story of heartbreaking international indifference that has ...

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

The New Arab

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

Women and babies were among the dead, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies resumed their campaign seize decisive control of the ...

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