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The UN pledged more than $1 billion to assist Yemen last week, but how effective will the aid really be to a country with a deteriorating humanitarian and political crisis?

Analysis: To what extent did the US facilitate a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Egypt this week, and who really benefitted from it? asks Robert Springborg.

Turkey-PKK escalation risks engulfing new areas of Iraq

The New Arab

Turkey-PKK escalation risks engulfing new areas of Iraq

Turkey’s recent strikes in Sinjar threaten a broadening of Turkey-PKK conflict that could engulf new areas of Iraq.

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

Gehad Quisay

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the ...

The growing rift between Sisi's parliament and al-Azhar

Gehad Quisay

The growing rift between Sisi's parliament and al-Azhar

In the latest of regime attacks on al-Azhar, MP Mohamed Abu Hamed proposes a ...

Over 16,000 Yemenis 'abducted by Houthis' since 2015

Sana Uqba

Over 16,000 Yemenis 'abducted by Houthis' since 2015

Thousands of people have been abducted by the Houthi rebels and many still remain missing in Yemen as the war rages on, a new Rights Radar report has revealed.

Daoud Kuttab

Israeli belligerence casts shadow over Abbas visit to US

Analysis: The Palestinian president's Washington visit comes as the Israeli government continues its aggressive tone. He is expected to focus on security, negotiations and aid, writes Daoud Kuttab.

Sarah Khalil

UK refuses to apologise for Balfour Declaration

"We are proud of our role in creating the State of Israel" is what the British government said in response to an online petition demanding an apology over Balfour Declaration.

The race against time to save lives in Yemen

The New Arab

The race against time to save lives in Yemen

The United Nations is appealing for $2.1 billion in international assistance this year for Yemen – the war-torn country facing famine.

Saudi Arabia brings back allowances and shakes-up cabinet

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia brings back allowances and shakes-up cabinet

A series of royal decrees by Saudi King Salman will see military and civil service allowances reinstated, while there are some new faces in the ...

The New Arab

Leaked recording highlights Tunisian establishment 'bullying tactics' against activists

A recording of the head of Tunisia's private TV station, Nessma, was leaked on April 17, detailing threats and intimidation against a civil society group fighting corruption in the country.

Election: Melenchon's vision for France and the Middle East

Orient XXI

Election: Melenchon's vision for France and the Middle East

Interview: Has France's foreign policy helped recruit soldiers to Islamic State, and what should the republic's foreign policy be in Syria, Yemen and beyond? Melenchon's spokesperson, Charlotte Girard responds.

Daoud Kuttab

3G phone service set for great reception among Palestinians

Analysis: After years of delays, Palestinians will finally be able to enjoy use of 3G equipment that has been laying in Israeli warehouses for years, writes Daoud Kuttab.

The New Arab

Iran presidential elections kick off under cloud of uncertainty

Iran's current President Hassan Rouhani faced an uphill struggle in new elections, as he faces a challenge from two strong conservative challengers.

Palestine activists face charges for heckling US' Israel ambassador

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Palestine activists face charges for heckling US' Israel ambassador

Two Palestine activists may be going to court after a protest held during a ...

Abandoned refugees will eventually leave Greece, legally or illegally

Katja Lihtenvalner

Abandoned refugees will eventually leave Greece, legally or illegally

A tale of two camps: Refugees in Greece face dramatically different experiences, depending on which camp they end up in, reports Katja Lihtenvalner.

Paola Tamma

Famine is already killing children in Yemen

In-depth: As aid supplies dwindle due to cuts to funding and denial of access, abandoned Yemenis attempt to self-organise, reports Paola Tamma.

Paola Tamma

Thousands of 'disappeared' under Yemen's reign of terror

In-depth: Mimicking the regime they say they want to replace, Yemen's rebels are imposing a reign of terror, but life elsewhere in Yemen isn't much better, writes Paola Tamma.

Trump's Syria strategy slowly emerges out of the smoke

The New Arab

Trump's Syria strategy slowly emerges out of the smoke

Can threatening war crimes charges or offering a safe exile persuade President Bashar al-Assad to leave? Such long-shot proposals now being ...