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Martin Armstrong is a journalist with The New Arab. Formerly based in Lebanon he has travelled extensively in the MENA region and written for outlets including Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Middle East Eye, VICE, and The Christian Science Monitor

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Arab League 'disturbed' by secessionist developments in Yemen's Aden

14 May, 2017

On Thursday a former state minister announced the formation of an independent transitional political council in Aden raising concern that developing political fractures could prolong the country's brutal conflict.

Egypt's Sisi receives invite to upcoming Riyadh Trump summit

14 May, 2017

The summit is set to take place in the Saudi capital on May 21.

Iran's Rouhani challenges hardline rival presidential candidate: 'arrest me'

13 May, 2017

The current Iranian President has also claimed that rival candidate and former judge Ebrahim Raisi's main talents are imprisoning people and conducting executions, adopting a pugnacious approach to re-election.

US-Russia resume air-coms, but confusion remains over Syria 'safe-zones'

10 May, 2017

While Washington has backed a Russian-proposed de-escalation plan for Syria, it has done so with a degree of scepticism concerning the agreement's logistic implementation.

US investigation confirms deadly Syria strike had hit mosque

05 May, 2017

Pentagon officials initially denied that a March 16 airstrike targeting al-Jinah in Aleppo province had targeted a mosque despite the claims of first responders and activists on the ground.

Germany scoping alternatives to Turkey airbase as spat lingers

30 March, 2017

In the midst of a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara Germany is considering alternative military bases to accommodate troops currently positioned at Incirlik airbase in south-central Anatolia.

Danger zone: UAE and Israel in joint air-force drills

29 March, 2017

The United States and Italy are also taking part in the joint aviation exercises currently being hosted by Greece at the Andravida airbase in the Peloponnese peninsula

Muted Oscar celebrations for White Helmets as Syria bleeds

27 February, 2017

While Sunday's Oscar signalled recognition of the rescue organisation's life-saving work, on the ground in Syria it was business as usual in a conflict defined by grotesque suffering and destruction.

No laughing matter: Comedian Jeremy Hardy's stand for Palestine

22 February, 2017

Jeremy Hardy first travelled to the West Bank in 2002. After making a return visit in January, he sat down with The New Arab to reflect on his experiences.

Yemen aid workers 'not abducted': NGO rejects minister's claims

20 February, 2017

The Norwegian Refugee Council has denied claims from one Yemeni minister that members of its staff were abducted last week under suspicion of distributing aid from Saudi Arabia

Battling extremism: A mother's lament for a radicalised son

17 February, 2017

In-depth: Nicola Benyahia established an anti-radicalisation charity after her son died fighting with Islamic State militants in Iraq. Her work remains connected with the loss of her son to extremism.

'The smell of blood' haunts Homs neighbourhood al-Waer

14 February, 2017

A renewed regime onslaught on the besieged neighbourhood of al-Waer is quickly making life for those trapped in the area unbearable, with medical services hugely compromised amid ongoing bombardment.

Martin Armstrong
Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong is a journalist with The New Arab. Formerly based in Lebanon he has travelled extensively in the MENA region and written for outlets including Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Middle East Eye, VICE, and The Christian Science Monitor

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