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Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their lives, writes Charlie Faulkner.

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Charlie Hoyle

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and arbitrary arrests during the country's war, reveals a new report.

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul ...

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes ...

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, writes Austin Bodetti.

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Haïfa al-Amin: A step towards social equality in Iraq

The New Arab meets Haïfa al-Amin, the Communist Party candidate who won a seat in May's election, as she prepares to take office, with dreams of a more equal Iraq.

Catherine Cartier

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee communities by telling old tales and sharing stories.

Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemeni citizens in Hodeida suffer under coalition siege

Analysis: Yemeni civilians continue to bear the brunt of the war, as the conflicting sides 'gear up' for another violent outbreak in the city of ...

Women in Kashmir left blind by India's counter-insurgency crackdown

Nusrat Sidiq

Women in Kashmir left blind by India's counter-insurgency crackdown

In-depth: Indian troops' brutal use of pellet shotguns against Kashmiri protesters has left thousands partially or fully blinded, including ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Feature: Three years after deadly terrorist attacks, tourism is making a positive return in Tunisia, signalling the start of a real recovery, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Feature: A Palestinian craftsman is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot by Israeli forces at Palestinians during protests. Rami Almeghari meets the artist.

Stasa Salacanin

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their families, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Expanded Gaza fishing zone 'merely a lie', say fishermen

Rami Almeghari

Expanded Gaza fishing zone 'merely a lie', say fishermen

In-depth: Despite Israel reportedly easing a marine blockade, Gaza fishermen ...

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes Austin Bodetti.

Nicholas Frakes

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas Frakes meets the young mother.

Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

The price of fear in Afghanistan

Francesca Mannocchi

The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

We are not numbers

The New Arab

We are not numbers

Special coverage from Gaza

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national interest, writes Austin Bodetti.

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted, but different voices are still pushing for press freedom, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their security, stability and safety, writes Diana Alghoul.

Florence Massena

Slave to Sirens: Middle East's first female metal band

The New Arab meets: An all-woman metal band is breaking norms in Lebanon with a new sound. Florence Massena meets the women behind the music.