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War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the fighting.

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes Syrian National Coaltion President Khaled Khoja.

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Marcus Montgomery

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Comment: What happens when a bunch of 20-somethings are in charge of advising and assisting representatives and senators on increasingly complicated issues? asks Marcus Montgomery.

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

The New Arab

Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt court upholds life sentence of Mohammed Badie

An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie over deadly clashes following a military coup against Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, ...

The New Arab

Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

Qatar's emir has announced that the gas-rich Gulf state will hold elections for its most important consultative body, the Shura Council, for the ...

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Paul Iddon

'Treasonous elements colluded over Kirkuk,' says deposed Kurdish governor

Interview: Najmaldin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, speaks exclusively to The New Arab.

The New Arab

Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Trump slams 'haters and fools' playing politics with Russia

The New Arab & agencies

Trump slams 'haters and fools' playing politics with Russia

US President Donald Trump slammed those who question his efforts to improve ties with Russia, after he and Putin shared common ground on the ...

Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

The New Arab

Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly planned to kidnap Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for Turkey in ...

Agreement over Rafah crossing stirs controversy in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Agreement over Rafah crossing stirs controversy in Gaza

In-depth: Gazans do not want European observers reporting their movements to Israel, reports Rami Almeghari.

Austria's move to the right appears unstoppable

Emran Feroz

Austria's move to the right appears unstoppable

In-depth: The return of neo-Nazi parties to the centre stage in Hitler's birthplace should be no surprise, writes Emran Feroz.

The New Arab & agencies

'Shia militias nation's biggest threat,' says Iraqi vice president

Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi is hoping the US administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran's growing influence inside Iraq and across the Middle East.

The New Arab

Hollywood stars hold fundraiser for US taxpayer-funded Israeli military

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban chaired his annual gala dinner in Los Angeles on Thursday, raising $53.8 million for the Israeli ...

The New Arab

Johnson to visit Iran after jeopardising jailed Briton's case

Johnson will visit Iran before the end of the year to discuss the case of jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after a careless blunder which ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's Sisi rules out extending presidential term

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said elections will take place as scheduled in March or April 2018 but will not ask for a constitutional ...

Shares in Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal's business plummet

The New Arab & agencies

Shares in Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal's business plummet

Shares in Kingdom Holding, owned by influential businessman Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, dived ten percent on Sunday as news filtered through of ...

The New Arab

Royal Jordanian's hilarious response to Selena Gomez' breakup

Over the past year, Royal Jordanian has gained notoriety after its witty response to world events. This time it has targeted Selena Gomez, who ...

Iran threat forcing Arab-Israel alliances, says Netanyahu

The New Arab & agencies

Iran threat forcing Arab-Israel alliances, says Netanyahu

The threat Iran poses to its Middle Eastern neighbours is driving an unthinkable Arab-Israeli alliance, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin ...

Abadi must save his party ahead of saving Iraq

Gareth Browne

Abadi must save his party ahead of saving Iraq

Analysis: Iraq's prime minister faces political turmoil ahead of next year's election, but with a string of recent successes he may yet ...

Somalia sacks security chiefs after spate of militant attacks

The New Arab

Somalia sacks security chiefs after spate of militant attacks

Somalia's intelligence agency boss Abdillahi Mohamed Sanbalooshe and police chief Abdihakim Dahir Said were dismissed from their posts on ...

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