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A key figure in Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria following a chemical attack has been forced from his position as a key Middle East adviser to the president.

The Lebanese army and Hizballah fighters have extended their campaign into eastern Lebanon's Ras Baalbeck, with a new offensive against IS after a ceasefire with al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Aleppo to Mosul: The destruction of Iraq and <em>Syria</em>

Paul Iddon

Aleppo to Mosul: The destruction of Iraq and Syria

Analysis: The destruction of the Sunni cities of Iraq and Syria underlines the terrible price imposed on civilians, notes Paul Iddon.

For Syrians in Jordan, higher education remains a dream

Aman Madan

For Syrians in Jordan, higher education remains a dream

In-depth: Banned from public universities, even with a hard-won high school diploma, many refugees - particularly women - give up on their hopes ...

Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

Mona Alami

Where does Hizballah's recapture of Arsal leave Lebanese army?

Comment: After its Arsal victory, Hizballah's war against jihadis provides it with a fresh justification for clinging to its military arsenal, ...

The New Arab

Washington admits 'US-backed Syria rebels' can only fight IS

Southern Syrian opposition forces can only benefit from Washington backing if they give up fight against Assad, prompting one rebel faction to leave a joint US base.

Patrick Haimzadeh

After Gaddafi: Why is Libya still in crisis?

Analysis: Foreign interference favouring one faction or another is stopping Libyans from creating their own political destiny, writes Patrick ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq becoming a theocratic rump state

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

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Ceasefire between Hizballah and rebels reached on Lebanon-Syria border

Hizballah and Syrian rebel forces will end fighting on all fronts in areas near the Lebanese border town of Arsal, after a ceasefire was reached ...

SDF forces seize 'half of Raqqa' from IS

The New Arab & agencies

SDF forces seize 'half of Raqqa' from IS

A US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters has ousted Islamic State group militants from half of their Syrian bastion in Raqqa, as the ...

The New Arab

Group of nations demand UN aid access in Syria

Fourteen heads of mission in Geneva have decried a lack of access for humanitarian aid in Syria, urging the Security Council to ensure ...

Trump misfires on Mideast, bars transgender soldiers from army

The New Arab & agencies

Trump misfires on Mideast, bars transgender soldiers from army

Trump showed a lack of understanding of Lebanon's political realities, then made a controversial announcement that could possibly see thousands ...

Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

The New Arab

Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Ghouta

Russian troops have started to man checkpoints in the Damascus suburbs, as part of the latest 'de-escalation' zone in Syria.

Hariri stunned as Trump claims Lebanon army 'fighting Hizballah'

The New Arab

Hariri stunned as Trump claims Lebanon army 'fighting Hizballah'

President Trump has promised Prime Minister Hariri that the US will continue to back the Lebanese army in its battle with IS militants, ...

Taking Raqqa with Pride: 'Queer militia' raises rainbow flag

The New Arab

Taking Raqqa with Pride: 'Queer militia' raises rainbow flag

Blog: A newly formed 'queer militia' is defiantly raising the rainbow flag in the heart of Islamic State militants' so-called caliphate in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes

US President Donald Trump vowed to prevent Bashar al-Assad from carrying out any more chemical attacks, in comments made during his meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The New Arab

Egypt military says 40 militants killed in Sinai campaign

Egypt's military said it has killed more than 40 militants in a wide-ranging campaign in the Sinai Peninsula where the Islamic State group has ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian refugee returns to Hungary, as an Olympic athlete

Trapped in Hungary during a gruelling journey fleeing Syria, Yusra Mardini returned to the country this week under very different ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebel aid programme was 'dangerous and wasteful': Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced he had ended a programme to support rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...

Russia and Syrian regime 'collaborating with Kurds' over Raqqa

The New Arab

Russia and Syrian regime 'collaborating with Kurds' over Raqqa

The US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters have agreed to an intelligence-sharing deal with Russia and the Syrian regime, after Russian ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led camp issue new anti-Qatar 'terror list', escalating crisis

Without including any evidence, Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a new blacklist on Tuesday of 18 'terrorist' organisations and individuals ...

Deadly Syrian regime airstrikes on Ghouta break ceasefire agreement

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly Syrian regime airstrikes on Ghouta break ceasefire agreement

Syrian regime airstrikes on an opposition-held area east of Damascus killed eight people overnight, despite a truce that was supposed to have ...

Former al-Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria's Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Former al-Qaeda affiliate takes control of Syria's Idlib

Jihadists have taken control of Idlib province in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern ...

What next for Iraq's Shia militias after Mosul victory?

The New Arab & agencies

What next for Iraq's Shia militias after Mosul victory?

In depth: Thousands of men who answered a religious call to arms and played a crucial role in Iraq's victory over Islamic State extremists in ...

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