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There are more than 20,000 foreign mercenaries and military personnel in Libya, according to diplomats.

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Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Nazila Jamshidi

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

Iranian gay man murdered by own family

The New Arab Staff

Iranian gay man murdered by own family

The family of Alireza Monfared, 20, reportedly murdered him after finding out his sexual orientation on his military exemption card.

UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN experts: IS committed genocide against Yazidis

“I ask you to start a new chapter - legal accountability for ISIS crimes would dramatically impact every action of my community’s recovery.”

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey calls Israel 'apartheid state' amid assault on Palestinians

Turkey has called Israel an 'apartheid state' and demanded that it end its 'heinous and cruel' attacks on Palestinians, after hundreds of protesters were injured at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, EU urge immediate resumption of Afghan peace talks

A meeting of top Western stakeholders concluded with a statement urging 'the immediate resumption, without pre-conditions' of talks between the ...

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

The New Arab Staff

UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he understood the disappointment of the many ...

Khaled Diab

How not to make Europe great again

Comment: Politicians promoting a Christian European renaissance do not understand the history of the Renaissance, nor the current position of ...

Egypt top importer of Italian weapons despite Regeni case

The New Arab Staff

Egypt top importer of Italian weapons despite Regeni case

Despite Egyptian security officers being suspected of the shocking murder of Italian student Guilio Regeni, Egypt has been Italy's biggest ...

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal

The US is preparing for attacks on its remaining troops in Afghanistan as it approaches a deadline for the withdrawal of its forces.

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Moin Kikhia

All is not well in Libya - what next?

Comment: Libya desperately needs a bottom-up approach that puts communities first, not intervention from an out of touch intelligentsia, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

NATO says Afghanistan withdrawal has begun 

A complete withdrawal of forces is due to be completed by 11 September.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

The New Arab Staff

US special envoy for Yemen to visit Saudi Arabia

The US' special envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, is visiting Saudi Arabia in an effort to discuss de-escalation efforts.

Dalal Yassine

Abbas's Palestinian election theatre

Comment: Abbas, Israel and the US all stand to gain from a postponed or cancelled election. Meanwhile Palestinian self-determination is left ...

'Massive' Houthi attack on Marib thwarted: military sources

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'Massive' Houthi attack on Marib thwarted: military sources

Two military commanders and an official confirmed the attack was repelled, which was mounted by Houthis at Al-Tala'a Al-Hamra, 18 kilometres ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians plan to call off elections: Egyptian officials

Palestinians are planning to call off its first elections in 15 years, according to Egyptian officials.

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

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Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW ...

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Racha Abazied

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Comment: Racha Abazied remembers Michel Kilo, a key figure in the Syrian opposition who dedicated his life and work to the struggle for ...

Exchanges of gunfire during Mogadishu anti-Somali president Mohamed protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Exchanges of gunfire during Mogadishu anti-Somali president Mohamed protests

Somalia's lower house of parliament passed a bill extending President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed's term by two years in April.

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