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In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Florida man Michael Wolfe, 37, was sentenced after pleading guilty to leaving bacon at the doorstep of a mosque and vandalising the place of worship.

US alarmed by 'close-calls' with Russian jets in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

US alarmed by 'close-calls' with Russian jets in Syria

US officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes in Syria, voicing concerns the alleged risky flying could lead to a mishap.

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push ...

The New Arab

Four Palestinians killed in clashes as anti-Trump protests continue

Four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces on Friday during protests against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital continue.

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia, UAE team up to 'create Bitcoin-rival cryptocurrency'

The two Gulf countries are in the early stages of developing a digital currency to be used between banks. However the announcement comes as a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will produce 70,000 barrels per day at the Baiji complex which is currently ...

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

The New Arab & agencies

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

Photos from Eastern Ghouta show children gaunt with hunger, their skin wrinkled and aged. Mothers are not producing milk and people are ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

UN's Staffan de Mistura has hit out at the Syrian regime for having no interest in peace talks besides the fight "against terrorism".

Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

The New Arab

Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has ...

Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

The New Arab & agencies

Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in ...

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab ...

Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

The New Arab & agencies

Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

Over two years since the Metrojet Flight 9268 bombing that killed all 224 passengers on board, Egyptian and Russian ministers will agree to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing control over its territory.

Amal Awad

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after declaring victory ...

Omar Mashjari

Divided in mourning: A family and country after Saleh

Comment: Accused of corruption during his rule and devastation after it, Saleh was Yemen's strongman who many loved to hate, writes Omar ...

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

The New Arab & agencies

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

The Saudi monarch has approved a list of economic measures put forward by his son Mohammed bin Salman, designed to boost the private sector, ...

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

The New Arab & agencies

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, ...

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

At least 15 police officers were killed and 17 injured on Thursday in the latest attack to rock the Somali capital, claimed by ...

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

The New Arab & agencies

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ...

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