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The 68-nation US-led coalition against the Islamic State group will meet in Washington on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to destroy the remaining jihadist strongholds in Iraq and Syria.

Does Turkey want to build a new Syrian army?

Paul Iddon

Does Turkey want to build a new Syrian army?

Analysis: Turkey's interests in Syria are many, and it may seek to use its FSA allies as a proxy in the north-west when Ankara eventually withdraws, writes Paul Iddon.

Damascus life isn't 'business-as-usual', whatever Assad says

The New Arab

Damascus life isn't 'business-as-usual', whatever Assad says

In-depth: Testimony from Syria's capital paints a picture of regime desperation, with a dictator struggling to find men to fight his war.

In Syria, Hizballah 'has become a sectarian occupying force'

The New Arab

In Syria, Hizballah 'has become a sectarian occupying force'

The International Crisis Group has found that Lebanon's Hizballah has alienated ...

'Foreign countries need to stop interfering in Libya'

Massinissa Benlakehal

'Foreign countries need to stop interfering in Libya'

Exclusive interview: The involvement of several foreign powers in the Libyan crisis is a real obstacle to reaching a political solution, says Libyan State Council President Abdulrahman Sewehli.

The New Arab

Syrian journalists who sacrificed everything to cover the revolution

The New Arab profiles five Syrian journalists who have faced exile, injury and even death during their coverage of the Syrian revolution, which enters its seventh year today.

Martin Armstrong

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

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.

The fight for women's rights in the Middle East

The New Arab

The fight for women's rights in the Middle East

Special coverage: More than 150 features, blogs, opinion articles and news stories from rage to resistance, inside the real fight for women's ...

Stoke by-election: 'Labour can't take Asian vote for granted'

Robert Cusack

Stoke by-election: 'Labour can't take Asian vote for granted'

The future of Britain's Labour may be at jeopardy if they do not stop taking the Asian vote for granted, The New Arab's Robert Cusack discovered ...

Morgan Meaker

Lebanon relaxes refugee-residency rules, but many Syrians remain excluded

Hundreds of thousands of refugees will be marginalised and left vulnerable to radicalisation, potentially threatening Lebanon's stability and security, experts have warned.

Will Raqqa be liberated or occupied after expelling IS?

The New Arab

Will Raqqa be liberated or occupied after expelling IS?

Tensions rise as the US, Kurdish forces, Turkey and the Syrian regime eye the imminent battle to capture the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold.

Ben Jacobs

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben Jacobs.

Ilhem Rachidi

Meeting Abu Hafs: Morocco's radical cleric-turned-rights campaigner

Q&A: 'Terror sheikh' Abu Hafs tells The New Arab he is walking a new path of tolerance after jail release.

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

Paul McLoughlin

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

A Syrian civil society group providing psychological support and education to ...

Is the Syria-Iraq border still relevant after IS defeats?

Paul Iddon

Is the Syria-Iraq border still relevant after IS defeats?

Analysis: The Islamic State group imposed its 'caliphate' across swathes of Iraq and Syria, but as they are beaten back from Mosul, will Iraqi militias press on into Syria?

Stasa Salacanin

Weapons sales: The key to Russia's Middle East agenda

Analysis: Moscow is seeking to expand its influence in the region, but it will have to play the long-game given the current geopolitical environment.

Robert Cusack

Russian soldiers' deaths shed light on Moscow's mercenary empire

An investigation has revealed the deaths of three Russian 'contractors' who died in Syria - showing that the Kremlin's policy of using deniable mercenaries has not gone away.

The economics behind Egypt's political unrest

Alaa Bayoumi

The economics behind Egypt's political unrest

Analysis: Egypt's economy is growing, but inequality is leaving millions trapped in poverty, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

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