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A Syrian man was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

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Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

Yemen has called for an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the Houthi rebels' ongoing Marib offensive, where more than 3 million are in imminent danger.

Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

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Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa

The strikes come during a week of escalation between the warring sides, with the Houthis on Thursday claiming it had struck an "important ...

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

The New Arab Staff

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: The battle for Marib

This week we focus on the ongoing Houthi offensive to capture Marib.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches operation against militias following Basra killings

Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation in Basra against secretive militias responsible for recent killings of anti-corruption ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

If it were to wade into the battlefield, Cairo hopes the alliances would allow it to counter Turkey's presence in Libya, while reducing ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Egypt, UAE actions in Libya 'illegal, piratical': Erdogan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt, UAE actions in Libya 'illegal, piratical': Erdogan

Turkey's president slammed Egypt's involvement in Libya's conflict following a meeting between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Libyan ...

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Egyptian parliament 'sets emergency session' on Libya military intervention

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Egyptian parliament 'sets emergency session' on Libya military intervention

Egypt's lawmakers are set to hold an emergency meeting to approve military intervention in Libya, after the unity government pushed back ...

The New Arab Staff

Libyan government condemns meeting between Sisi and ‘tribal leaders’

The Libyan Government of National Accord condemned a meeting between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and tribal leaders from eastern Libya, in which Sisi made new threats of military

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt 'won't stand idle' on security threats from Libya

In a meeting with tribal leaders in eastern Libya, Egypt's president said it will not "stand idle" against threats to the ...

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition airstrike 'kills' 13 civilians in Yemen

The Houthi-run Health Ministry identified 11 victims, while two bodies were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The New Arab Staff

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Egypt 'summarily executes' 18 arbitrarily detained prisoners in Sinai

The New Arab

Egypt 'summarily executes' 18 arbitrarily detained prisoners in Sinai

Sources who spoke to The New Arab’s Arabic-language service have cast grave doubts on the official account of Monday’s alleged anti-terror ...

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

The New Arab & agencies

IS exploits virus, political crisis to boost Iraq attacks

Iraq declared IS defeated in late 2017 but sleeper cells have survived in remote northern and western areas, where security gaps mean the group ...

Will Oman preserve the political imagery of Sultan Qaboos?

Sebastian Castelier

Will Oman preserve the political imagery of Sultan Qaboos?

For half a century, Omanis have lived under the spell of a rich and carefully tailored political imagery displayed in public spaces.

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