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Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Comment: Bullying Qatar with the rhetoric of anti-terrorism is illogical; its isolation is actually down to refusing to align with Saudi foreign policy, writes Dr. Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui.

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

Paul Iddon

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces increases, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Turkey's decision to deploy troops to Qatar aims to ensure Doha's security after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade, the foreign ...

Turkey's President Erdogan backs Qatar in Gulf 'terrorism' row

The New Arab

Turkey's President Erdogan backs Qatar in Gulf 'terrorism' row

Turkey will back Qatar in its diplomatic row with its Gulf neighbours, as President Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to show restraint.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

A surprise offensive has seen the Syrian regime reach the Iraqi border with a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean potentially being opened up if further gains are made.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish president approves Qatar troops, Bahraini FM visiting Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved legislation for increased military cooperation with Qatar, including a deal for the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait's emir meets with Qatari leader amid diplomatic rift

Kuwait’s emir travelled to Qatar to help mediate an end to a crisis that's seen several Arab nations cut ties with the energy-rich country.

The New Arab

Qatar denies military on 'high alert' amid Gulf tensions

Doha has denied rumours that its military has been put on high alert on the Saudi border following a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its ...

Turkey parliament to push through troop deployment to Qatar

The New Arab

Turkey parliament to push through troop deployment to Qatar

Turkey's parliament is expected to push through a bill that allows more troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar amid ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan soldier to be charged for killing American trainers

A government official says a Jordanian soldier faces murder charges in the shooting deaths of three US military trainers at a Jordanian ...

Saudi-UAE campaign threatens Muslim nations' relations with Qatar

James M. Dorsey

Saudi-UAE campaign threatens Muslim nations' relations with Qatar

Comment: The rupture in Arab diplomatic relations with Qatar raises the stakes for many non-Arab Muslim nations, and threatens to jeopardise ...

Haftar forces capture strategic Libya airbase after 'secret deals'

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Haftar forces capture strategic Libya airbase after 'secret deals'

Libya's General Khalifa Haftar captured new territories in the east of the country on Saturday evening, including a strategic airbase, after ...

East Libyan forces surge through central desert oasis towns

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East Libyan forces surge through central desert oasis towns

East Libyan forces have captured a number of oasis towns in the country's central desert region, after Egyptian airstrikes helped them overcome ...

Haftar forces launch 'retaliatory' airstrikes after Libya airbase attack

The New Arab & agencies

Haftar forces launch 'retaliatory' airstrikes after Libya airbase attack

Libyan National Army airstrikes destroy weapons depots and 'centres of operations' in the country's south in retaliation for a deadly attack on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

Qatar says it's the subject of an 'orchestrated campaign' to tarnish the image of the emirate, following a series of negative articles in the lead-up to Trump's Saudi Arabia visit.

The New Arab

'Significant' fatalities after rival clashes at Libyan airbase

The UN envoy to Libya voiced alarm at reports of "significant" fatalities in an attack by militia loyal to the unity government on Brak ...

Paola Tamma

Has the UAE colonised Yemen's Socotra island paradise?

In-depth: A near-forgotten island in the Indian Ocean, Socotra was outshadowed by the conflict raging in Yemen, allowing the UAE to turn it into ...

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Trump a servant of Allah, according to Saudi cleric

The New Arab

Trump a servant of Allah, according to Saudi cleric

A Saudi cleric has found himself in hot water after he publicly made a prayer for 'servant of Allah' Donald Trump to advance the interests of ...

The New Arab

US Navy SEAL killed in raid on Somalia's al-Shabaab

The US lost its first troop in Somalia since 1993 when a raid on an al-Shabaab compound resulted in one dead and three injured American ...

Russia: Syria "safe zones" plan to begin midnight Friday

The New Arab & agencies

Russia: Syria "safe zones" plan to begin midnight Friday

According to reports in Russian media a Moscow-backed de-escalation plan is set to come into effect imminently in northern Syria. However, the ...

Syrian opposition slam Russian-sponsored 'safe zone' deal

The New Arab

Syrian opposition slam Russian-sponsored 'safe zone' deal

Syrian opposition members slammed a Russian agreement to establish safe zones in Syria due to the involvement of Iran in the peace deal.

Mass censorship and burial of truth under Yemen’s Houthis

Mohammed Jumeh

Mass censorship and burial of truth under Yemen’s Houthis

With censorship, torture, and forced disappearance under the Houthi rule, Yemen is sinking further into a press freedoms dystopia.

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