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A leading US official warned that Iran's support for Houthi rebels is threatening peace efforts in Yemen.

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands left homeless by storms, floods in Syria's Idlib

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

The New Arab Staff

Winston Churchill's grandson slams Israel's refusal to vaccinate Palestinians

Sir Nicholas Soames and Sir Alan Duncan published a letter in which they deplored Israel's refusal to vaccinate Palestinians against coronavirus.

The New Arab Staff

Human Rights Watch says Israel legally-obliged to vaccinate Palestinians

Human Rights Watch says that under the Geneva Convention, Israel must provide vaccinations to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in the same ...

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

The New Arab Staff

Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab has won an Emmy International Award for her critically acclaimed film For Sama, which tells the heartbreaking ...

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Ali Adam

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian mediators due in Gaza after week of conflict

Egyptian mediators are expected to arrive in Gaza to try and calm clashes with Israel that have gone on for one week.

Israel pounds Gaza as clashes over incendiary balloons continue

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel pounds Gaza as clashes over incendiary balloons continue

Israeli tanks have struck alleged Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip as clashes continue after the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israel ...

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been vetoed by Russia.

The New Arab Staff

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

Dalal Yassine

Israeli annexation and a history of broken American promises

Comment: Palestinian leaders have repeatedly gambled on the US to help them achieve their goals, to the detriment of the Palestinian people, ...

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

Sarah Khalil

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

The Caesar Act comes into force on Wednesday and may see the Assad regime come under further isolation and economic coercion.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

The New Arab

Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

Netanyahu has promised not to hesitate over the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

Diana Alghoul

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

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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