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Khalifa Haftar introduces a 'Muslim ban' in east Libya

11 April, 2017

The New Arab has seen a copy of a immigration order, issued under the command of General Haftar, banning entry to nationals from six Muslim-majority nations.

Russia closes communication channels with the US in Syria

08 April, 2017

Acting in response to the US' missile strikes on a Syrian regime airbase, a Russian military spokesperson said Moscow was closing a safety coordination channel with Washington.

South Sudan refuses UN peacekeepers access to 'massacre site'

06 April, 2017

UN peacekeeping forces have been repeatedly refused access to the scene of fighting between government and rebel troops in South Sudan where fears that a massacre have occurred.

Despite evidence, Syria claims airstrikes happened hours after sarin-attack

06 April, 2017

Syria's foreign minister has claimed that the regime could not have carried out Tuesday's chemical weapons attack as its jets didn't carry out its first airstrikes until hours later.

Russia still backing Syrian regime despite horrific sarin attack

06 April, 2017

Moscow reaffirmed its support for the Syrian regime's military despite the horrific killing of scores of civilians in a chemical attack on a village in opposition territory.

Kurdistan independence referendum date to be announced in 2017

03 April, 2017

The leaders of the two main Kurdish parties in Iraq agreed on Sunday to announce a date for a referendum on establishing a new Kurdish state later this year.

Hamas to recognise 1967 borders with Israel within weeks

02 April, 2017

Hamas has finalised its new charter, reportedly recognising Israel's 1967 borders, changing the definition of its enemy from 'Jews' to 'the occupiers' and distancing itself from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Haftar has 'betrayed Libyan revolution' by appointing Gaddafi's ex-generals

01 April, 2017

General Haftar has appointed a number of leaders loyal to previous dictator Gaddafi to his army - which one military council says is totally against the original revolutionary vision.

Bodies found in new IS mass grave in Syria

31 March, 2017

The bodies of four young men, one handcuffed behind his back, were discovered near al-Bab in Syria, after an international lawyer called for greater evidence gathering on IS war crimes.

Trump extends 'aggressive airstrikes' policy to Yemen

31 March, 2017

The US launched a second drone strike against suspected al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen, while a Pentagon spokesperson announced the US was expanding its Somali engagement.

South Sudan rebels capture oil workers following $500mn contract

23 March, 2017

A new oil exploration contract signed by Nigeria's Oranto Petroleum caused a recent flare of violence in the country's north - as experts warn against investing in South Sudan's minerals.

Raqqa: Civilians under fire with no access to healthcare

23 March, 2017

It is currently impossible for a civilian to be admitted into a hospital in the Raqqa region, local media activists report as the WHO warns of Syria's failing healthcare system.

Robert Cusack
Robert Cusack

Bilingual staff journalist based in London.

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