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Trump has announced a new phase in US engagement in Syria, saying the war against IS is coming to a close and called for political transition.

Comment: Iraq’s Kurds overestimated the effectiveness of the Peshmerga, and missed an historic opportunity to protect their interests from Iran by allying with the Sunni Arabs, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Saudi activist helps women flee oppressive 'kingdom of fear'

The New Arab

Saudi activist helps women flee oppressive 'kingdom of fear'

A Saudi activist has dedicated his life to helping Saudi women flee the ultraconservative kingdom and seek refuge in Western countries.

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Corbyn's Labour must move beyond its manifesto

Malia Bouattia

Corbyn's Labour must move beyond its manifesto

Comment: The Labour Party's 2017 Manifesto was rooted in social justice, but its now up to grassroots communities to strengthen the foundations ...

The New Arab & agencies

Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their lives crossing the Aegean Sea.

The New Arab

Notorious Syrian regime general 'killed in Deir az-Zour'

A top Syrian military general who threatened refugees who fled the war to never come back was killed on Wednesday during an operation ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

Horst Koehler was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the ...

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity ...

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the ...

The New Arab

Lebanon president tells Syrian refugees to return home

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has told international envoys that his country has had enough of hosting Syrian refugees and that they ...

Fleeing Rohingya <em>refugees</em> die after boat to Bangladesh capsizes

The New Arab & agencies

Fleeing Rohingya refugees die after boat to Bangladesh capsizes

Rohingya refugees fleeing violence-hit Myanmar have died after a boat to Bangladesh capsized. Survivors said around 65 people were on ...

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

The New Arab

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

A Syrian fashion designer has sparked anger after she posed on the catwalk with models dressed in Syrian military uniforms at a show in Lebanon.

Wajib: A Palestinian film about real life in Palestine

Robert Cusack

Wajib: A Palestinian film about real life in Palestine

Film review: Wajib tackles the complex relationship between a Palestinian father and son, divided by their completely different world ...

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

The New Arab & agencies

Makeshift schools a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

Of the 520,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks over 290,000 are children, haunted by the horrors they have witnessed.

Uri Levy

World Cup qualifying: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Expectation, hope, drama, tears, disappointment and joy - all part of this week's spectacular World Cup week for Arab national teams, ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

'New Way Forward' deal puts Afghan refugees in danger

The deal allowing the EU to deport an unlimited number of Afghan asylum seekers puts untold numbers of lives at risk, reports Mohammed Harun ...

The New Arab

People smuggler who raped, killed migrants jailed for life

A man who behaved like a 'Nazi concentration camp guard' at a migrant detention centre in Libya has been jailed for life after attempting to ...

Jordan says hosting Syrian <em>refugees</em> has cost $10 billion

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan says hosting Syrian refugees has cost $10 billion

The Jordanian foreign ministry said "more than $10.3 billion" (8.7 billion euros) had been spent on putting up Syrian refugees.

The New Arab & agencies

Mass cholera vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps

Thousands of Rohingya men and women lined up in intense heat at makeshift health centres, many with young children in their arms, to receive the ...

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

Matt Broomfield

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

EU governments are silencing their internal concerns over massive human rights violations in Sudan while paying out money to prevent the flow of ...

Cozying up to Israel: A short-sighted betrayal of Palestinians

Ali Adam

Cozying up to Israel: A short-sighted betrayal of Palestinians

Comment: While Arab leaders pursue ties with Israel for their own self-interest, popular outrage will eventually turn the tide in favour of the ...

Sahrawi youth: Caught between home and a hard place

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Sahrawi youth: Caught between home and a hard place

Blog: With few opportunities at home, Sahrawi youth are finding themselves lured by the dream of escaping to Europe, writes Habibulah Mohamed ...

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