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The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of his NGO.

Hizballah officially entered the Syrian war in 2013 on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, who is also backed by Iran and Russia.

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached in August after one of the biggest flare-ups in violence between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war.

The absent Arab

Ruby Hamad

The absent Arab

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, ...

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Imad K. Harb

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen has only brought death and calamity, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad ...

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi wealth fund takes out unprecedented $11bn loan

The kingdom is increasingly cash-strapped as it seeks funds to finance its expensive and sweeping economic and social reform programmes.

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

A Yemeni journalist

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

Comment: Even those in the south who once supported a Saudi-led intervention are turning against the coalition, writes a Yemeni ...

The New Arab

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

Tehran's old marketplace is seen as the bellweather for popular unrest, and as sanctions start to hit, resentment is brewing.

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

The New Arab

US 'certifies' UAE-Saudi 'efforts' in reducing Yemen civilian deaths

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he has 'certified' that the Saudi-led coalition is making efforts to reduce civilian casualties ...

Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

The New Arab

Syria signs export deals with Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Russian firms

Western governments say they are unwilling to invest in or trade with Assad's regime without a plan for political transition in Damascus.

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Omar Sabbour

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad may have finely tuned his propaganda machine, but history must remember him for what he is; a traitor of the Syrian people, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mattis holds UAE talks after warning over Yemen war

The Pentagon chief previously warned the US backing Yemen's war was "not unconditional".

The New Arab & agencies

Russia, Turkey, Iran discussed 'phased stabilisation' in Syria's Idlib

A the summit on Syria's future, Russia's President Putin mentioned that a peace agreement could be struck with some opposition groups in Idlib.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin defends Syrian regime's expected 'bloodbath'

At the tripartite summit on Syria's future, Russia and Iran were resolute that fighting 'terrorists' must continue in order to restore peace, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tony Blair Foundation confirms receiving millions in Saudi donations

Accounts published by the former British prime minister's non-profit organisation have confirmed that millions of dollars in donations were ...

War crimes in Yemen

Paul R. Pillar

War crimes in Yemen

Comment: The Trump administration's policy on the war in Yemen is indefensible, writes Paul R. Pillar.

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

The New Arab

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed to air advertisements promoting its 'reform' programme across British television and radio stations, ...

Russia reinforces warships off Syria coast 'for Idlib offensive'

The New Arab

Russia reinforces warships off Syria coast 'for Idlib offensive'

Russia has moved the largest number of warships towards the Syria coast since it entered the Syrian conflict to back an imminent regime ...

UN to host meeting on new Syrian constitution

The New Arab

UN to host meeting on new Syrian constitution

The UN peace envoy for Syria will host senior officials from a range of Western and Middle-Eastern countries next month for talks on drafting a ...

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