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South Sudan Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry.

Canada is expected to settle a $100-million lawsuit launched by three Canadians who were tortured in Syria in the early 2000s.

Trump victory sparks optimism in Western Sahara

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Trump victory sparks optimism in Western Sahara

Some Sahrawis are hopeful that the long-running dispute surrounding the Western Sahara may be tackled by President Trump.

Israeli minister proposes rebuilding Syria in exchange for Golan

The New Arab

Israeli minister proposes rebuilding Syria in exchange for Golan

Yoav Galant, Israel's minister of construction, reportedly unveiled a plan to rebuild Syria in return for sovereignty over the Golan Heights and ...

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

Martin Armstrong

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

A renewed regime onslaught on the besieged neighbourhood of al-Waer is quickly ...

Syrians find refuge at edge of Arctic Circle

Natasha Bowler

Syrians find refuge at edge of Arctic Circle

The weather in Iceland may be freezing, but the welcome has warmed the hearts of these Syrian refugees, writes Natasha Bowler.

The New Arab & agencies

What changes under Turkey's new constitution plan

A referendum on constitutional changes expanding Erdogan's powers will take place in April. But what exactly will change under the proposed 18-article draft constitution for the nation of 79 million?

Karim Traboulsi

Will Trump close America's skies to Arab Gulf carriers?

In-depth: Trump's ambitious plan to make American aviation great again may be bad news for Gulf-based carriers, which have expanded their popular US routes dramatically over the past few years.

Radio wars: The battle for minds on Kurdistan's airwaves

Tanya Goudsouzian

Radio wars: The battle for minds on Kurdistan's airwaves

A radio station in Iraq's Kurdistan region is tackling social and political issues and ruffling a few feathers along the way. Reporter Tanya ...

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

Stasa Salacanin

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

Analysis: How will Trump's recently imposed sanctions impact the nuclear deal, US relations with Iran, and domestic politics for Rouhani? asks ...

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty accuses Tunisian security forces of 'brutal abuses'

Tunisian security forces are using methods in their war against Islamist militants associated with overthrown leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, including torture, arbitrary arrests and detentions, Amnesty says.

Will Assad and Turkey clash or cooperate in al-Bab?

Paul Iddon

Will Assad and Turkey clash or cooperate in al-Bab?

Analysis: Turkish soldiers have spent months trying to wrest the northern Syrian city from the clutches of the Islamic State group. Now Assad's troops are marching their way.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

America first puts Tunisia last

Analysis: The Donald Trump administration's inward-looking policies may mean that Tunisia misses out.

Paul Iddon

An Iraqi-Kurdish precedent for proposed Syrian 'safe zones'?

Analysis: As the proposal of safe zones inside Syria gains traction, Iraq's Kurdistan may provide one such model - though likely to be opposed by Assad and the opposition alike.

Russia seeks greater influence in Libya under Trump's nose

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Russia seeks greater influence in Libya under Trump's nose

Analysis: Russia is gambling that the new US administration will fail to notice ...

Revealed: Nine children killed in botched US Yemen raid

Namir Shabibi, Nasser al-Sane, Jack Serle, Jessica Purkiss

Revealed: Nine children killed in botched US Yemen raid

Investigation: The full scale of Donald Trump's disastrous first military action have been revealed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

The New Arab

Is Trump heading to war with Iran?

A senior Arab official tells The New Arab that a US military is possible against Iran, as relations deteriorate sharply under Donald Trump's administration.

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia to elect president amid security, drought concerns

Somalia is to hold presidential elections on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine topping the agenda for the new administration.

Hammams in Morocco: A tradition damaging the environment

Timothée Vinchon

Hammams in Morocco: A tradition damaging the environment

Heating the steam-baths with wood-burning stoves accelerates deforestation - but there are new alternatives, reports Timothée Vinchon./