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The International Committee of the Red Cross warned around 600,000 people could contract cholera in Yemen this year.

Shocking video footage has emerged appearing to show Yemeni militants, bearing the flag of the United Arab Emirates, beheading and executing detainees in the war-torn country.

Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity': CARE Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity': CARE

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Yemen situation a 'shame on humanity': CARE

The head of anti-poverty NGO CARE International denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as "an absolute shame on humanity".

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebel group vow to halt al-Qaeda advance

Heavy fighting continued in northern Syria on Friday, with rebel group Ahrar al-Sham telling The New Arab the fate of Idlib province lies in the ...

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Paul McLoughlin

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten ...

The New Arab

'Don't whitewash Saudi crimes against Yemen's children', charity warns

UN warned against setting a dangerous precedent by omitting the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from a blacklist of ...

The New Arab

HRW urges action after discovery of Mosul execution site

Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi authorities to hold its forces accountable for reported abuses and extrajudicial killings in West Mosul.

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab

20 Yemeni civilians killed in 'Saudi-led coalition' airstrike

At least 20 displaced civilians were killed in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the southwestern province ...

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> <em>coalition</em> blocks UN aid to Yemeni capital

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition blocks UN aid to Yemeni capital

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen prevented a United Nations flight carrying aid agency staff from travelling ...

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

Turkey court rules to keep rights activists in custody

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey court rules to keep rights activists in custody

The detention has sparked international alarm and amplified fears of declining freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Zarif: Iran not seeking confrontation with <em>Saudi</em> Arabia

The New Arab

Zarif: Iran not seeking confrontation with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that he hopes Tehran can work together with Riyadh to end the conflicts in both ...

The New Arab & agencies

US-backed Syrian forces advancing against IS in Raqqa

US-backed forces said they have seized a new neighbourhood from the Islamic State group in Raqqa, northern Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Jordanian soldier who killed US trainers jailed for life

A Jordanian soldier who killed three US military trainers last year was sentenced to life in prison by a military court.

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen troops killed in suspected AQAP attack: army

A suspected al-Qaeda attack killed at least five Yemeni soldiers and wounded three others on Sunday, an army source said.

Charlie Hoyle

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

In-depth: Freedom of expression has dramatically deteriorated in Gulf States since a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar last month, ...

<em>Saudi</em>-<em>led</em> bloc demanded FIFA 'strip Qatar of World Cup’

The New Arab

Saudi-led bloc demanded FIFA 'strip Qatar of World Cup’

A Saudi-led coalition blockading Qatar has reportedly urged football’s governing body to strip the Gulf nation of ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime seizes oil fields from IS in Raqqa

Syrian regime forces have taken control of more oil fields in Raqqa province, a vast desert that lies south of the Islamic State group's last ...

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

Backed by US airstrikes, Iraq's forces wrested Mosul from the Islamic State group militants at the cost of enormous destruction. The nearly ...

US: Still no proof Baghdadi is dead

The New Arab

US: Still no proof Baghdadi is dead

There is still no proof IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead despite claims from a popular Syrian observatory, the US Defence Minister Jim ...

Turkey says it will not close Qatar military base Turkey says it will not close Qatar military base

The New Arab

Turkey says it will not close Qatar military base

A Turkish military base will remain on Qatari soil, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has insisted, despite calls from a ...

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