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IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is assisting IS against rebel groups there.

After several days of clashes, IS recaptures villages in Syria's Idlib province, four years after they were first expelled, as Russian airstrikes in the province continue.

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

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Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

Marking four years since the abduction of the four human rights activists in Syria, Amnesty International launches a campaign calling for answers.

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian ...

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental ...

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

The New Arab & agencies

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

The New Arab

Syrian aid groups angered over 'biased' BBC report

Aid groups have called a BBC investigation into UK government aid to the unarmed western-backed Free Syrian Police - due to be screened on ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Comment: While southern Yemenis celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence from the British, they envision the day when they will rejoice ...

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Comment: While southern Yemenis celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence from the British, they envision the day when they will rejoice ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kurds vote in second phase of northern Syria polling

Residents of Kurdish-dominated areas in northern Syria voted on Friday in local polls aimed at boosting their region's de facto semi-autonomous ...

Syria regime negotiators threaten to quit Geneva peace talks

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Syria regime negotiators threaten to quit Geneva peace talks

Syrian regime negotiators have threatened to ditch peace talks in Geneva, condemning "provocative" statements from the opposition over the fate ...

Syria rebels shoot down regime helicopter: monitor

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Syria rebels shoot down regime helicopter: monitor

Rebels shot down a Syrian regime helicopter on Friday in a southwestern region near the borders with Israel and Lebanon.

Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

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Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

At least 10 civilians died because of the Assad regime's use of the banned Soviet-made cluster munitions, says Amnesty International.

Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

The New Arab

Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

A November survey in the rebel-held area outside Damascus showed 11.9% of children under five were suffering acute malnutrition, "the highest ...

The New Arab

Assad 'agrees' to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire proposed by Russia

Ahead of the eighth round of peace talks, the Assad government has agreed to a Russian proposed ceasefire on Eastern Ghouta

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly Egypt mosque attack puts Sinai strategy in spotlight

Egypt's years-long campaign against an insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula is under increasing scrutiny following a horrifying mosque ...

Robert Springborg

Iran: The beauty in the eye of American beholders

Comment: Iran has been viewed by both Republican and Democratic decision-makers as the more beautiful prize, writes Robert Springborg.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime to 'join peace talks' in Geneva

A Syrian foreign ministry official says a government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in direct peace talks with the ...

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The New Arab

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States ...

The New Arab

Kuwait opposition figure Musallam al-Barrack gets nine-year prison term

A leading opposition figure in Kuwait was sentenced to nine more years in jail on Monday after being freed on another conviction in April this ...

Detained Bahraini Shia cleric 'needs emergency surgery'

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Detained Bahraini Shia cleric 'needs emergency surgery'

Sheikh Isa Qassim, a prominent Bahraini Shia cleric who is under house arrest in the Gulf kingdom, is in serious pain and needs emergency ...

Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The New Arab

Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The Syrian government's delegation postponed its departure to the peace talks due to resume in Geneva on Tuesday

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

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