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Comment: As Saudi Arabia and Iran's regional tension continues to build, the Gulf's appetite for western, Chinese and Japanese arms will only grow, writes Naveed Ahmad.

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from returning to the country.

Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

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Russian airstrikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

The New Arab

Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

Syria's state news agency says Syrian air defence has shot down on Tuesday three Israeli missiles that were targeting a military post near the ...

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

The New Arab

Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his plan ...

Sam Hamad

Sinai attack shows Sisi has lost control

Comment: Sisi's reign of terror against those who seek justice has created an ideal incubator for radical violent ideologies such as that of the Islamic State group, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia to reduce Syria presence by year's end: military

Russia's military plans to scale back its involvement in Syria by the end of the year, the General Staff chief said, having backed Assad's ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside ...

Saudi Arabia's blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

Riyadh claims the ban is designed to stop the flow of weapons to the Houthi rebels, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Robert Cusack

Anti-war campaigners who tried to 'sabotage' Saudi fighter-jet acquitted

Two men were found not guilty of criminal damage on Thursday after they broke into a BAE base to sabotage a fighter jet bound for Yemen.

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

Yomi Kleinmann

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

After capturing the city of Kirkul, Iraqi government fighters are driving deeper into Kurdish territory and look poised to make a grab for the ...

Israel strikes Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan

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Israel strikes Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan

Israel responded with tank fire into Syria on Thursday after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights, the ...

Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

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Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, ...

The New Arab

Qatar Emir sends aid plane to Somalia after bombing

Qatar's emir has sent a plane carrying medical aid and doctors to Somalia to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

Israeli jets attacked Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after it fired towards its planes, Israel's military said.

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and ...

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

James Snell

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

Comment: Turkish-supported rebel factions in Syria are unlikely to fight al-Qaeda's local franchise, as doing so could benefit the Assad regime, ...

The New Arab

Russian jet crashes in Syria 'killing all crew' members

All members of a Russian air crew died following a plane accident in Syria, reports confirmed on Tuesday.

Russian airstrike 'kills 38 fleeing civilians' in Deir az-Zour

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Russian airstrike 'kills 38 fleeing civilians' in Deir az-Zour

A Russian airstrike killed at least 38 civilians on Wednesday as they attempted to cross the Euphrates River to escape fighting in eastern ...

'US-led strike kills' 18 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

The New Arab & agencies

'US-led strike kills' 18 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

International coalition planes targeted water wells where a group of civilians were gathered in the north of Raqqa city. the Syrian ...

Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

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Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

Cholera cases in Yemen could reach one million by the end of the year, making it the fasting-growing epidemic of the disease in history.

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