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Shocking video footage has emerged appearing to show Yemeni militants, bearing the flag of the United Arab Emirates, beheading and executing detainees in the war-torn country.

Subscribers to Qatar's BeIN sports network confirmed the channel was broadcasting in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, a month after it was blocked during the Gulf crisis.

Qatar will 'overcome and surpass' the blockade: Sheikh Tamim Qatar will 'overcome and surpass' the blockade: Sheikh Tamim

The New Arab

Qatar will 'overcome and surpass' the blockade: Sheikh Tamim

The Emir of Qatar gave his live television broadcast since the blockade began on Friday night, where he detailed his vision for the future of the country.

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state ...

Paul Iddon

Kurds have little motivation remaining to 'rebuild Iraq'

Analysis: With growing disillusionment, Kurdish eyes are turning to an independence referendum, notes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: War crimes continue in Mosul

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

Paul Iddon

Sanctions on Qatar are backfiring… as sanctions usually do

Analysis: Lessons from history are rarely learned, notes Paul Iddon.

Adam Coogle

Essam Koshak case will test Saudi Arabia's 'reformed' prosecution

Comment: Essam Kochak's case will be an early indication of whether the prosecution reorganisation as an independent entity is anything more ...

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Emile Nakhleh

Is it time to write the GCC's epitaph?

Comment: Now that they feel relatively secure, GCC members - particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE - are more confident in attacking others, ...

The New Arab

Iraqi-Kurdish official claims referendum vote 'negotiating tactic' with Baghdad

A top Iraqi Kurdish official has claimed that Erbil wants to remain a part of Iraq, but only if the Shia-led government in Baghdad changes its ...

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

Gehad Quisay

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

Cairo has accused Doha of funding Islamists for decades, causing frequent hostilities between the two Arab nations - but what about the hundreds ...

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Syria's Kurds?

Analysis: Can Syrian Kurds defend and consolidate their quasi-autonomous territory?

EU and GCC: No union too sacred to fail

Seraj Assi

EU and GCC: No union too sacred to fail

Comment: GCC nations share a language, culture and relatively homogenous ethnic makeup, yet it is unlikely to last as long as the European Union ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan says Mosul has been left in ruins

Turkey's President Erdogan has welcomed Iraq's victory over Islamic State militants in Mosul but has questioned who will foot the bill for the war-torn city's reconstruction.

The New Arab & agencies

Kurds protest in Afrin amid fears of Turkish attack

Thousands of mainly Kurdish protesters rallied in northern Syria on Wednesday as speculation mounts that Turkey is planning an attack in the ...

Robert Cusack

Qatar Foreign Minister dismisses blockade demands, calls for dialogue

The minister said the main reasons behind the demands were 'baseless', adding that the blockade was designed to bring Doha back into line with ...

The New Arab

Leading Iraqi cleric Sadr urges Kurdistan scraps independence referendum

Iraq's opposition leader and influential Shia cleric Sadr has urged Kurdistan's President Barzani to call off September's referendum to ...

Morocco says UN to resolve Western Sahara dispute

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco says UN to resolve Western Sahara dispute

Morocco's top diplomat confirmed that the United Nations will lead efforts to end a dispute over a partially recognised state in Western Sahara ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Independent Kurdistan cannot exist without Turkey's blessing

Comment: With the economy in Iraqi Kurdistan almost entirely dominated by Turkish produce, businesses and oil exportation facilities, there can ...

The heart of Lebanon's rural darkness

Bassel Salloukh

The heart of Lebanon's rural darkness

Comment: Chronically neglected, Lebanon's rural areas could hold the key to the country's economic development, but dreary prospects mean young ...

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Warda Mohamed

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Comment: The reality of France's colonial exploits in Algeria runs contrary to its claims of being a country of reason, democracy and human ...

Germany slams Saudi Arabia's 'provocative' demands on Qatar

The New Arab

Germany slams Saudi Arabia's 'provocative' demands on Qatar

Germany says Saudi Arabia and its allies' demands on Qatar are 'very provocative' and challenges the Gulf state's sovereignty.

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