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This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen to be "isolated incidents".

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could mean a rise in interventionist policies.

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

The New Arab Staff

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

Libya's rogue general has reportedly lost over $55 million to western mercenaries and businessmen in purchased war apparatus that never turned ...

Turkey rejects Egypt's Libya ceasefire offer, preferring UN-led truce

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rejects Egypt's Libya ceasefire offer, preferring UN-led truce

Turkey's FM called the so-called Cairo declaration for a ceasefire in Libya 'stillborn', instead calling for a process led by the UN.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt 'sends' military hardware to Libya after ceasefire proposal

The convoy reportedly included 18 US-made M1A2 Abrams battle tanks along the Libyan border.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar ally UAE backs Egypt peace initiative in Libya

An Egyptian peace initiative in Libya has been supported by Khalifa Haftar's Emirati allies, according to a tweet by the UAE's Minister of State ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

Sirte is the home of killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi and a key gateway to the country's major oil fields in the east.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

Unidentified aircraft on Saturday struck pro-Iranian fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, killing 12 fighters.

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Sisi details Libya ceasefire plan backed by Haftar

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has announced a ceasefire in Libya alongside strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose forces experienced a string ...

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

The New Arab

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

The New Arab

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

This week we focus on Yemen's current humanitarian crisis as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the controversial Saudi-led intervention.

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Comment: Authoritarian governments from China to the US are weaponizing the coronavirus to seize greater power, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam ...

Anna Fleischer

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Comment: The women working for Syria's White Helmets are among the most courageous in the world. It's time they received credit where it's due, ...

Pentagon accuses Iran of sending advanced weapons to Houthis

The New Arab & agencies

Pentagon accuses Iran of sending advanced weapons to Houthis

Iran is continuing to smuggle advanced weapons into Yemen, the Pentagon has claimed.

The New Arab

Turkey says has 'neutralised' 101 Syrian troops in Idlib

The Turkish defence ministry said it neutralised more than 100 Syrian soldiers on Monday, in the latest flare-up between Ankara and Damascus in ...

Syrian regime kills Turkish troops as rebels launch assault

The New Arab

Syrian regime kills Turkish troops as rebels launch assault

Ankara has vowed to defend its military posts in Idlib from assaults by the Syrian regime.

Russian strikes kill dozens amid brutal Idlib onslaught

The New Arab & agencies

Russian strikes kill dozens amid brutal Idlib onslaught

As many as 28 people have been killed by Russian and Syrian regime bombardment over the past 24 hours.

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

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