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President Putin has promoted an ambassador to Syria in the run up to the Syrian elections in 2021.

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

The New Arab

Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

Saudi forces attempted to storm a port in Yemen's Al-Mahra port city, exacerbating tensions between troops and locals in the isolated region.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in war-torn Libya, starting from midnight on Sunday.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Turkey for the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, following his first trip to Damascus since ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kuala Lumpur Summit: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

Leaders and delegates from 20 Muslim countries travelled to Malaysia, where they discussed everything from Islamophobia and Palestine to ...

Josh Ruebner

Iconic Tlaib speech condemns 'separate and unequal' Israeli apartheid

Comment: Tlaib's fiery speech on Palestinian rights, delivered in the House of Representatives challenges Democrats to pressure Israel to end ...

EU countries at UN condemn US shift on settlements

The New Arab

EU countries at UN condemn US shift on settlements

Britain, France, Germany, Belgium and Poland reiterated their stance that Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank remains illegal, however ...

Josh Ruebner

Israeli settlements: Mind-boggling legal acrobatics used to justify unjustifiable

Comment: Pompeo's radical ruling has set the stage for backing Israel's unilateral annexation of much of the West Bank, writes Josh Ruebner.

Iraq and Lebanon protests: Iran watches in the wings

Sam Hamad

Iraq and Lebanon protests: Iran watches in the wings

Comment: Iran is eyeing inter-sect anti-government protests in Iraq and Lebanon with alarm, writes Sam Hamad.

Tuk-tuk: The unlikely symbol of a revolution in Iraq

Taif Alkhudary

Tuk-tuk: The unlikely symbol of a revolution in Iraq

Comment: A month after Iraq erupted in protest, we should celebrate the new informed, resourceful and creative generation that is now emerging, ...

Chile and Israel: a murderous match?

Belén Fernández

Chile and Israel: a murderous match?

Comment: The Chilean government is using Israeli military hardware and expertise to help execute a brutal repression, and not for the first ...

New Saudi history curriculum attacks 'criminal' Ottoman Empire

The New Arab

New Saudi history curriculum attacks 'criminal' Ottoman Empire

A new Saudi curriculum for teenage secondary school students is referring to the Ottoman Empire as a 'criminal' and 'divisive' regime.

International Crisis Group

The civil war within a civil war in Yemen

Comment: The situation in the port city of Aden threatens to push Yemen into a civil war within a civil war, writes International Crisis Group.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Outrage over Tlaib-Omar ban must not ignore Israel's occupation

Comment: After Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar were barred from visiting Israel, US politicians condemned the ban but praised Israel's ...

Abdulla Moaswes

Kashmir under India looks like Palestine under Israel

Comment: Hindu Nationalists have become obsessed with replicating the Zionist project in turning a constitutionally secular India into a Hindu ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

Sudan's military junta killed more protesters than Bashir

The New Arab

Sudan's military junta killed more protesters than Bashir

Almost 250 people have been killed since protests began to sweep Sudan last December, and the vast majority lost their lives after the overthrow ...

Amr Salahi

Egypt's history of erasing presidents from Naguib to Morsi

In-depth: After Morsi's death last month, Egyptian media has tried to minimise his legacy and erase his memory – but he's not the first Egyptian ...

Is Sudan facing a counterrevolution?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Is Sudan facing a counterrevolution?

Comment: Lurking in the shadows are Saudi Arabia and the UAE, attempting to shape the Military Transitional Council into their ideal future ...

Kushner's plan to sugarcoat the occupation of Palestine

Josh Ruebner

Kushner's plan to sugarcoat the occupation of Palestine

Comment: A two-day international 'Peace to Prosperity' economic workshop in Bahrain undermines Palestinians and their calls for sovereignty, ...

Lebanon bids farewell to prominent ex-Maronite patriarch

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon bids farewell to prominent ex-Maronite patriarch

The former patriarch of its Maronite church Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir wielded considerable political influence during the country's civil war and ...

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