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The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and trying to present a more moderate image.

European diplomats say those responsible for the hold up in selecting a UN envoy for Libya 'carry a very heavy responsibility'.

Yemen coronavirus programs might stop by end of June

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Yemen coronavirus programs might stop by end of June

The United Nations has warned it may have to stop its programs fighting coronavirus, which it says is 'already spreading rapidly' in Yemen.

Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

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Sudan appoints new defence chief amid tensions with Ethiopia

Sudan has appointed a new defence minister amid tensions with Ethiopia over an attack by an Ethiopian militia group in Al-Qadarif province.

First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

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First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

Russian air strikes hit an area of northwest Syria in the first strikes since a March ceasefire came into force.

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Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE donating no funds.

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Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn ...

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Saudi intensifies Yemen bombardment ahead of co-hosting aid conference

Saudi Arabia, accused of committing 'war crimes' in Yemen, is hosting an emergency donor conference for the impoverished country.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late ...

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Yemen's Houthis claim they are developing a coronavirus vaccine

The much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine will emerge from Yemen's Houthis, the rebels' health minister vowed this week.

Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

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Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

A member of Yemen's Houthis' political council said the rebel group benefits from neighbouring Arab and Muslim relations, including ...

Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

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Iran suggests up to 225 killed in November protests

Officials in Iran have yet to issue an overall death toll for the unrest, while London-based human rights group Amnesty International has put ...

UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

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UN extends South Sudan arms embargo through May 2021

The United Nations has extended an arms embargo in South Sudan after an intensification of fighting.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

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Three Iran guards killed in clash near Iraq border

Three Iranian guards were killed near the Iraqi border.

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Sudan says three jailed Bashir aides have virus

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

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Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

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Turkish soldiers injured in blast in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers have been injured when a roadside bomb targeted their vehicle on the M4 highway in Idlib province.

Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

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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 ...

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What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

Sana Uqba

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

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