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McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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Oman sees trade boost following Qatar blockade

10 September, 2017

Oman appears to have benefited from the Gulf political crisis by staying neutral in the fracas, with the sultanate seeing a boom in trade with Qatar.

Saudi human rights activists jailed for over a century

14 August, 2017

Eleven Saudi human rights activists have been given combined prison sentences and travel bans of nearly 200 years, as Riyadh continues its clampdown on dissent.

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

30 July, 2017

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more than an unnecessary show of force?

Pakistan stumbles on as another leader is felled

28 July, 2017

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif was deposed for a third time as prime minister on Friday. What does the future hold for a country ensnared with political instability?

Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

28 July, 2017

The Lebanese army and Hizballah fighters have extended their campaign into eastern Lebanon's Ras Baalbeck, with a new offensive against IS after a ceasefire with al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

21 July, 2017

Heavy fighting continued in northern Syria on Friday, with rebel group Ahrar al-Sham telling The New Arab the fate of Idlib province lies in the balance if HTS win control.

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

20 July, 2017

A fragile truce between two of Syria's biggest rebel groups is on the verge of breaking, as fresh clashes erupted between the two sides in Idlib province.

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

20 July, 2017

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten war in Idlib province.

Lebanese authorities clamp down on Syrian refugee campaign

18 July, 2017

In-depth: Protests organised by Syrian refugee solidarity campaigners, and a rival pro-army demonstration, have both been banned by Lebanese authorities with fears tensions could erupt between the two sides.

Qatar remains defiant as Saudi-UAE ultimatum is rejected

05 July, 2017

The past month has seen a remarkable change of fortunes for the tiny Gulf state, reports Paul McLoughlin.

Syrian man bludgeoned with hammer by Russian mercenaries

01 July, 2017

A horrific video has emerged showing a Syrian man being struck repeatedly with a large hammer by armed men thought to be Russian mercenaries fighting for gas-rich areas in Syria.

Leadership of IS-linked Syrian militia 'wiped out' in strike

29 June, 2017

A suspected US air strike has killed at least ten senior figures in the IS-affiliated Syrian militia Jaish Khaled ibn al-Walid, including its leader.

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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