The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Somalia has praised Turkey for its response to the deadliest bombing in the country's history as officials and civilians question why more international states have not offered to help.

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

Iraqi forces have launched an assault on Kurdish positions around Kirkuk, with Erbil vowing to resist any offensive by pro-Baghdad military units.

UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

The New Arab

UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of plotting to invade Doha with an army of mercenaries.

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Stasa Salacanin

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

Analysis: With Saudi Arabia calling on a number of African states to join its boycott of Qatar, it has become clear the Gulf crisis is spilling ...

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

US halts Gulf military exercises over Qatar crisis

The United States has halted some military exercises with Gulf allies in a bid to end the months-long blockade of Qatar by a Saudi-led coalition.

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'retake' Islamic State group stronghold of Hawija

Reports say Iraqi-government forces and their allied militias have retaken the Islamic State group's last northern Iraqi stronghold.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahraini Shia pair jailed, made stateless over Iran ties

Bahrain sentenced two nationals to jail terms and stripped them of their citizenship on Wednesday over alleged ties to neighbouring Iran.

Syria forces close to surrounding IS in Deir az-Zour

The New Arab & agencies

Syria forces close to surrounding IS in Deir az-Zour

Syrian regime forces are close to surrounding Islamic State militants in Deir az-Zour, bringing them in a direct race with US-backed Syrian ...

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, ...

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

Russia denies bombing US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

The New Arab

Russia denies bombing US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have been targeted in an suspected air strike with question remain about who carried out the attack.

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The New Arab

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

Saudi-led bloc dismiss Kuwaiti emir's remarks on Gulf crisis

The New Arab

Saudi-led bloc dismiss Kuwaiti emir's remarks on Gulf crisis

The four Arab countries currently blockading Qatar said on Friday they "regret" several comments by the Kuwaiti emir, signalling the diplomatic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian troops killed amid regime advance on Deir ez-Zour

The Russian defence ministry says two Russian troops have been killed in shelling in Syria’s east as regime forces broke the IS siege on Deir ez-Zour.

Pierre Fabiani

Can Gulf states ever cooperate over oil production?

Comment: Cooperating to develop shared oil fields could aid diplomacy, but the absence of mutual trust means 'unitisation' has not yet been a ...

The New Arab

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign against ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces take 'full control' of Tal Afar

The Iraqi military has announced it has 'fully liberated' the city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, dealing another blow to the ...

Qatar interested in S-400 missile deal with Russia

Robert Cusack

Qatar interested in S-400 missile deal with Russia

The Qatari defence minister confirmed the interest in buying S-400 missiles from Russia, the same missiles recently sold to its allies, Iran and ...

Paul Iddon

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Analysis: The Pentagon has invested significant resources in northern Syria, and doesn't seem to be in a rush to leave, notes Paul Iddon.

Islamic State 'beheads' Haftar's soldiers in Libya

Robert Cusack

Islamic State 'beheads' Haftar's soldiers in Libya

Reports are emerging of an attack on the Libyan National Army in central Libya by Islamic State fighters, leading to the beheading of soldiers.

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

The New Arab

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

Russia has upped its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive IS militants from their stronghold in Deir ...

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks ...

Most Popular