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Comment: Accused of corruption during his rule and devastation after it, Saleh was Yemen's strongman who many loved to hate, writes Omar Mashjari.

Critics say the government is fearful of independent coverage and scrutiny, as the UN fails to respond to fears of genocide.

France to host crunch talks to unite divided Libya

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France to host crunch talks to unite divided Libya

French President Francois Hollande will host Libya's Prime Minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj for talks on ending fighting in the North African state.

The end of the Arab affair

Bassel Salloukh

The end of the Arab affair

Comment: The creative ways in which postwar plural societies can be governed are dangerously undermined through reductionist binary options of ...

Omanis elect younger parliament amid low oil price fears

Paul McLoughlin

Omanis elect younger parliament amid low oil price fears

Analysis: Oman took to the polls on Sunday, as fears rose that a sustained economic slump could lead to job losses and a widening divide between ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/AFP

Yemen political forces form anti-Houthi alliance

Political forces from across Yemen's ideological and regional divides have formed a National Salvation Bloc, lead by Yemen's president, to challenge the Houthi grip on power.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iraq MPs to debate crucial defence and anti-Baathist laws

Analysis: Cabinet amends "de-Baathification law" to allow thousands back into public life, and agrees a "national guard" to replace unregulated ...

Mueen al-Taher

The people still want the downfall of the regime

Comment: Tunisia is the only country to have benefitted from the Arab Spring - but reform and freedom are still the demands of the majority.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Yemen crisis: Houthi fighters tighten grip on capital

Yemen's Houthi rebels appear to have consolidated their control of key sites in Sanaa as embattled President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi seeks to ...

Houthis seize Yemen presidential complex, clash at Hadi residence

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Houthis seize Yemen presidential complex, clash at Hadi residence

Houthi forces continue to mount a challenge to the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, despite earlier talks of a ceasefire.

Badr Ibrahim

Saudi Arabia shaken by Ashura mosque attack

The recent fatal attack raises questions about sectarian divisions in the kingdom, and the need to adopt a more inclusive model of citizenship.

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