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Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

17 June, 2017

Syrian-based Abdullah al-Muhaysini says he escaped an assassination plot after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to the Saudi cleric's car.

Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

09 June, 2017

A surprise offensive has seen the Syrian regime reach the Iraqi border with a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean potentially being opened up if further gains are made.

IS 'butcher scholar' killed in airstrike

01 June, 2017

Turki al-Binali, a 'scholar' who sanctioned the murder and enslavement of thousands of Yazidi women and children, was touted as a future leader of the Islamic State group.

Israel jittery after US-Saudi Arabia multi-billion dollar military deal

21 May, 2017

Saudi Arabia and the US have signed a huge military deal, but Israel has already voiced its concern saying Donald Trump must answer questions about his decision.

US and Saudi Arabia agree '$350 billion arms deal'

20 May, 2017

Washington and Riyadh inked a multi-billion dollar military deal on Saturday, marking a new chapter in regional security for the two allies.

US airstrike on Syrian regime convoy near al-Tanf

18 May, 2017

Syrian regime forces have been targeted in a US airstrike in eastern Syria, close to a rebel base that Damascus' forces have been advancing on.

Another boost for Saudi military as arms manufacturer unveiled

18 May, 2017

Saudi Arabia will set up a local arms company it hopes will contribute to the kingdom's economy and reduce the need for military spending.

Al-Qaeda linked Syrian alliance threatens rebels over ceasefire agreement

10 May, 2017

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has made explicit threats to moderate Syrian rebel groups, saying it will target any faction that abides to a Russian-sponsored ceasefire agreement.

Omani banker becomes Indian superstar after winning reality show

02 April, 2017

An Omani singer has won top prize in a Hindi-language singing competition in India, winning him millions of fans on both sides of the Indian Ocean.

Syrian rebels' Damascus offensive aimed to 'preempt regime assault'

23 March, 2017

Exclusive: Ahrar al-Sham has told The New Arab that Sunday's surprise rebel assault on Damascus was to prevent a regime offensive on opposition-held Ghouta.

Ghouta's Guardians: Syrian children's charity closes after intimidation campaign

10 March, 2017

A Syrian civil society group providing psychological support and education to thousands of children in Ghouta, a besieged opposition area, has been forced to close following a campaign of harassment.

Trump butt of Twitter jokes, again, after 'Sweden massacre'

19 February, 2017

An invented massacre in Sweden was used by President Trump to justify his controversial Muslim ban as he spoke to supporters on Saturday.

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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