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Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died.

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for women in Iraq.

Freedom Fields: Libya's national women's football team sidestep <em>revolution</em>

Fatima Kried

Freedom Fields: Libya's national women's football team sidestep revolution

Film Review: Naziha Arebi's latest film is a triumph of fortitude over adversity, documenting Libya's national female football team's ...

Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down as first secretary of Cuba.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation.

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 ...

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

Nick McAlpin

Yemeni model kidnapped by Houthis, family forced into silence

Yemeni model Entisar Al-Hammadi was kidnapped over a month ago by Houthi rebels.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

The New Arab Staff

'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's <em>revolution</em>

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The New Arab Staff

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

Fresh graves are being dug to meet demand as Covid-19 related deaths spike in the war-torn nation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook removes accounts tied to Iranian exile group

Facebook said it has removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to an Iranian exile group.

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The New Arab Staff

Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, ...

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