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Comment: The Sairoun bloc's victory is proof that a significant popular base exists that is ready to accept radical change, regardless of who offers it, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian regime forces are in full control of the last rebel enclave in Homs, as rebel fighters and civilians leave the province.

Tunisia sentences ousted leader Ben Ali to life

The New Arab

Tunisia sentences ousted leader Ben Ali to life

A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to life in prison over the killing and wounding of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Nine killed in explosion in Idlib: monitor

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Nine killed in explosion in Idlib: monitor

Nine people, mainly civilians, were killed in an explosion in Idlib on Saturday evening.

End of the Iran deal 'no big deal'

Diana Alghoul

End of the Iran deal 'no big deal'

Trump's decision to revoke the Iran deal has few implications for Arab civilians, analysts from Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon tell The ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia still has much democratic progress to make

Analysis: Seven years after their uprising, Tunisians marked their first free municipal election on Sunday, but many still feel disappointment with living conditions, government corruption and slow democratic progress.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt to share footage with Italy in Regeni probe

Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni went missing in the Egyptian capital on 25 January 2015. His body was found days later, bearing torture marks.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia votes in first local elections since revolution

The municipal elections, enshrined in the new constitution and one of the demands of the revolution, mark the first tangible step of ...

The New Arab

Omani activist imprisoned for 'insulting ruler' dies

An activist imprisoned in Oman died following poor medical care as he was serving his three year sentence, human rights groups have said.

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Bahia Mardini

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Comment: In Syria, democratic elections are still something we can only dream of, writes Bahia Mardini.

Laurene Daycard and Sebastian Castelier

'Hopeless Nation': Meet Mosul’s first rap collective

Iraqi hip-hop artists Zayn Adam, Boika, MC Reko and Yabangi blame the US-led fight against the Islamic State group for the horrors they ...

Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

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Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

Deeper reforms must be made to curb high unemployment rates in the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Ala Oueslati

Tunisia takes next step towards democracy

Analysis: Tunisia takes the next step towards democracy with decision-making devolved to local councils. While little may change day-to-day, ...

'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

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'Israeli missile' kills dozens of pro-Assad fighters in Syria

Fighters supporting the Assad regime, mainly Iranians, were killed in an attack on military bases in northern Syria, a monitor said.

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Anne Gadel and Mourad el-Bouanani

Two princes in a hurry shake up the Gulf

Comment: In UAE and Saudi Arabia, two princes are driving a geopolitical shake up. But do they share a common strategy? ask Anne Gadel and ...

The New Arab

European Parliament human rights delegation 'denied entry to Bahrain'

The head of the Subcommittee of Human Rights from the European Parliament revealed Bahraini authorities denied his delegation from visiting the kingdom on Thursday.

Nino Orto

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

A generation gap is at the heart of an identity crisis in the Druze community in the occupied Golan, reports Nino Orto.

The New Arab & agencies

UN aid chief says $8bn needed to help Syrians

Mark Lowcock said a huge sum needs to be raised at a donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday to help Syrians affected by the bloody civil war.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Kashmir gunfight reveals extent of militant support

In-depth: A battle in Kashmir turned out markedly different to usual, reports Umar Lateef Misgar.

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria missile attack 'false alarm', state media says

State media reports that Syrian regime air defences shot down missiles over the central Homs region have been retracted.

Syria shoots down missiles over Homs, state TV reports

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Syria shoots down missiles over Homs, state TV reports

Two missiles were shot down by Syrian air defences over the central Homs region, state-run TV said, days after Western strikes were launched ...

Photoblog: Lost limbs create new sporting opportunities for Syrians

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Lost limbs create new sporting opportunities for Syrians

See in pictures: Syrians who lost limbs from the conflict find new hope, as well as a chance to show off their skills, at an amputees' football ...

France convinced Trump to strike Syria: Macron

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France convinced Trump to strike Syria: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said France persuaded Trump to stay in Syria and launch airstrikes as punishment for an alleged chemical ...

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