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Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing power at an alarming rate, writes Mahad Dirieh.

Deadly fighting, a rise in extremism, the threat of famine – two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against the Houthi rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever.

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

Alain Gresh

Saudi Arabia mired in quicksand of the Middle East

The long read: Two years after acceding to the throne, King Salman faces mounting challenges; both regional and domestic, and questions around his succession remain unanswered, writes Alain Gresh.

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Two years of all-out lawlessness plagues Yemen

Comment: Two years have gone by, and Yemen's people are still besieged by violence, food insecurity and deadly diseases, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels prepare 'Mother of all Battles' for Aleppo

Exclusive: Syrian rebels are getting into positions for an unprecedented offensive on Aleppo, which commanders say will decide the outcome of ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen: A country in tatters and president in exile

Comment: Yemen's internationally backed President Hadi is still living in exile, leaving the country with weak and ineffective leadership, writes Khalid Al-Karimi

The New Arab & agencies

What you need to know about Yemen's 'forgotten conflict'

As the nation awaits a UN-brokered ceasefire at midnight, we take a look back at some key moments in Yemen's two year brutal conflict.

Azmi Bishara

The common predicament of Arab-Iranian relations

Comment: Identity is in crisis in a crucible of sectarian civil wars, proxy geopolitical power struggles and genocidal leaders, writes Dr Azmi ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

What did Arab internet users Google in 2015?

Popular music, foreign soaps and dead celebrities were the most searched for topics in parts of the Middle East.

Calls for 'dialogue' with Iran ahead of Gulf summit

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Calls for 'dialogue' with Iran ahead of Gulf summit

Analysis: International relations, security of Gulf nations, and Iran's influence in the region were the focus of talks held before the annual ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Prominent Yemeni politician reportedly killed in Houthi prison

A former Houthi official has suggested that Mohammad Qahtan, a leading member of al-Islah in Houthi custody, has been killed in a Saudi-led ...

Yemen's year of destruction: the Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Fares al-Jalal

Yemen's year of destruction: the Houthi takeover of Sanaa

September 21 marks twelve months since Houthi rebels took over Yemen's capital Sanaa, a year that has been marked by conflict, pain and ...

Al-Qaeda's opportunities in Yemen

Vijay Prashad

Al-Qaeda's opportunities in Yemen

Comment: US drone strikes combined with Saudi bombing raids provides a fertile mix for recruitment to the local al-Qaeda franchise, writes Vijay ...

Yemen pays the price for the Iran deal

Bill Law

Yemen pays the price for the Iran deal

Comment: Obama has had to let the Saudis have their way in Yemen in order to win their approval for the Iran nuclear deal, writes Bill Law

Yemen: Who reaps the fruit of the <em>storm</em>?

Bushra al-Maqtari

Yemen: Who reaps the fruit of the storm?

Comment: While regional powers compete over their interests even within the Saudi-led coalition, Yemenis will only reap more crises and ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Should Riyadh annex part of Yemen?

Blog: A leaked letter from tribal figures urging Saudi Arabia to annex the Yemeni province of Hadramaut has proven unsurprisingly controversial.

AAAJ and agencies

Libya asks Arab countries to arm its military

Libya's internationally recognised government is urging fellow Arab countries to arm its military so it can face the expanding Islamic State ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian air force joins operation to retake Yemen base

The Egyptian air force supported Yemeni troops against the Houthis in the fight to retake control of al-Anad airbase south of Yemen.

Bill Law

Yemen: 100 days and counting

Comment: What has been achieved by Saudi Arabia's bombing of Yemen? Other than destruction, despair, disease and death, not much, writes Bill ...

How the US and Chinese 'empires' coexist in Djibouti

Karim Traboulsi

How the US and Chinese 'empires' coexist in Djibouti

Washington and Beijing have both paid for a stake in the tiny, but strategically important Horn of Africa nation - and their interests seem to ...

Moe Chreif

Emirati dies in training for Saudi mission in Yemen

Blog: Many on Twitter are eulogising an Emirati non-commissioned officer who died during training in Saudi Arabia.

Yemen war deprives children of their education

Hamdan Alaly

Yemen war deprives children of their education

More than a million Yemeni children are unable to study this year as war forces thousands of schools to close.

Yemen's women of action confined to their homes

Hamdan al-Aliyi

Yemen's women of action confined to their homes

Features: Advances made by Yemeni women in recent years might be lost as old gender prejudices resurface during a time of war.

Iran and Islamic Jihad fall out over Yemen

Dia Khalil and al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iran and Islamic Jihad fall out over Yemen

Analysis: Iran cuts financial support for Islamic Jihad as differences over the crisis in Yemen sour their relations, but this is likely to be a ...

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