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The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

The UN's aid chief warned the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region is worsening, where people are now dying of hunger.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Syrian regime soldiers killed in attacks in Daraa, Idlib

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime soldiers killed in attacks in Daraa, Idlib

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in an attack in the southern province of Daraa, while opposition forces ambushed a regime vehicle in ...

The New Arab Staff

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of medical aid.

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

Irish MEPs promote <em>militias</em> accused of Iraq atrocities: video

The New Arab Staff

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi government approves expansion of Iran-linked Hashd Al-Shaabi militia

Iraq's government has approved 30,000 new members for the Iran-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi militia.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli intel officials met with Khalifa Haftar's son: reports

Saddam Haftar is seeking Western and external support for his presidential bid.

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

The New Arab Staff

Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

Iran's foreign ministry said it is time for UK authorities to show they cared about 'their own people and excessive police violence'.

Suspects arrested over killing of Libya militia leader

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suspects arrested over killing of Libya militia leader

Two suspects were arrested in an investigation over the killing of a militia leader wanted by the International Criminal Court.

US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

The New Arab Staff

US blocks Iraq militia websites following Baghdad parade

The US Department of Justice has blocked two websites belonging to the pro-Iran Iraqi militia Kataib Hezbollah, following a parade by an ...

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