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Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

22 November, 2017

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with Assad's survival.

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

18 November, 2017

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in Damascus air raids.

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

28 October, 2017

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib province. Here's what we know about the massacre.

US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

10 October, 2017

Hizballah's 'head of external operations' and an 'operative' have been put on a US bounty list, with Washington warning the Lebanese movement could plan attacks in the states.

Indian scholar 'asked to leave' Oman after anti-Saudi speech

24 September, 2017

An Indian scholar has been asked to leave Oman, after making a speech at a local sharia college that criticised Saudi foreign policy.

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.

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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