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Storm Norma has affected thousands of Syrian refugees living in precarious conditions in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, as aid organisations struggle to deliver food and re-house those who were evacuated.

Feature: The legacy of the medieval polymath Avicenna has offered Iranians an opportunity to engage with the intersection of their Islamic and Persian heritages, writes Austin Bodetti.

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Oman's economic diversification strategies aim to tackle a long-standing dependence on revenue from hydrocarbons, as the country tries to distinguish itself from other touristic spots in the Middle East.

Where will Syria's next battlefields be?

Paul Iddon

Where will Syria's next battlefields be?

Analysis: Kurdish-controlled areas in the east and HTS-controlled areas in the west are likely to be the final battlefronts, along with anywhere ...

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

Kareem Chehayeb

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

The New Arab Meets: Prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani to talk more about ...

Here are your Top 10 stories of 2018

The New Arab

Here are your Top 10 stories of 2018

From Saudi Arabia's growing relationship with Israel, to a morality crackdown by Egyptian authorities, 2018 marked another tumultuous year for the Arab world.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Syrian return: A matter of politics or humanitarianism?

The debate around refugee's return on a wider scale is a deeply contentious topic, increasingly used by governments and politicians as a tool to push forward a specific political agenda.

A Yemeni journalist

Houthi handover of Hodeida: Peace sign or political manoeuvre?

The success of the Hodeida truce is contingent on the role of the UN and the desire to impose a new status quo in the Yemeni port city.

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Nusrat Sidiq

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Twenty-one journalists have so far been killed in Kashmir, either directly targeted or caught in the crossfire while reporting, as dozens more ...

HTS capture more opposition areas in northern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

HTS capture more opposition areas in northern Syria

In-depth: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have taken over more areas of northern Syria from rebel groups.

Ben Lynfield

Airbnb Israeli settlements ban met with fury and delight

Airbnb says it opted to remove listings 'that are at the core of the dispute' between Israelis and Palestinians, but the decision received mix responses from hosts, writes Ben Lynfield.

Iraqis raise their voices for women's rights

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis raise their voices for women's rights

Protests take place in Baghdad condemning the ongoing violence against women, as the number of females being killed in Iraq, under the guise of honour, grows.

Paul Iddon

Have Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia peaked?

Analysis: The outrage over weapons deals to serial human rights abusers may finally be making an impact, writes Paul Iddon.

Rami Almeghari

Sold a lemon: Gaza's citrus fruits no longer exported

The ongoing Israeli siege means Palestinian farmers in Gaza only sell to the local market, reports Rami Almeghari.

Riots break out amid 'yellow vest' protest in Beirut

Nicholas Frakes

Riots break out amid 'yellow vest' protest in Beirut

A “yellow vest” protest in Beirut turned violent as police and military beat ...

Female students in Kashmir sexually harassed by Indian soldiers

Haziq Qadri

Female students in Kashmir sexually harassed by Indian soldiers

Housing military structures in close proximity to schools in Kashmir has had serious implications on the mental health of students, especially females who face sexual harassment, reports Haziq Qadri.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran's energy sector

Analysis: Sanctions against Iran provides the US with a sizeable number of consumers in need of alternative suppliers, perfectly placing it ready to pick up the slack.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisians struggle as life-saving medicine shortage hits country

Since the start of this year, at least 300 different drugs are either unavailable or becoming scarcer in Tunisia's pharmacies and hospitals as the country's strategic stock of medicine shrinks.

A year of death, destruction and censorship in Kashmir

Aamir Ali Bhat

A year of death, destruction and censorship in Kashmir

Analysis: In the year of 2018, Indian-Administered Kashmir has been rife with stories of killing, maiming, enforced disappearance, custodial ...