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Paul McLoughlin


Paul is a senior news editor with The New Arab and author of Syria Insight, a regular feature on TNA. Paul graduated with a BA in Modern Middle Eastern History and worked in the Middle East as a journalist, including Oman and Jordan, for close to a decade before joining The New Arab prior to its launch in 2014.


Areas of focus: Syria, Iran and Gulf issues.


Follow him on Twitter: @PaullMcLoughli

The captagon trade has become a major security issue for Jordan, with clashes on the Syrian border and airstrikes by Jordan's air force in Daraa and Suweida.

17 January, 2024

The New Arab Meets: Afzal Khan, who made a career-impacting decision in November when he stepped down from the Labour shadow cabinet over the Gaza war. He discusses why he will continue championing the cause of Palestine and the Palestinian people.

01 December, 2023

UK opposition party Labour is facing a growing backlash from members and community leaders over Keir Starmer's refusal to call for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza war.

31 October, 2023

In-depth: As Britain's Labour Party held a conference to spell out its vision for governing the UK, debate erupted on how the party should respond to the bombing of Gaza and how it will approach the Palestine-Israel conflict.

12 October, 2023

A meeting for Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East painted a harrowing picture of conditions in the Gaza Strip, undergoing to fiercest bombardment in years.

11 October, 2023

Keir Starmer condemns Hamas attacks in Israel during the Labour Party Conference, affirming support for a two-state solution but not mentioning ongoing Gaza bombings.

10 October, 2023

Analysis: While the Conservative Party seems destined to lose the next election, this week's conference offered an alarming vision for the future of the UK governing party.

05 October, 2023

Clashes between the Kurdish-led SDF and Arab tribes in Deir az-Zour have sparked concern from the US and UN, with Iran and the Syrian regime looking to capitalise on the unrest.

27 September, 2023

The pro-Palestine 'Lynx Lair' group said it had covered a car allegedly belonging to a senior employee of Israeli weapons company Elbit Systems with paint and paint stripper.

09 September, 2023

A mixed bag this week as Morocco bags gold and bronze medals at the World Athletics Championships while five out of five MENA teams lose their opening matches at the Basketball World Cup.

26 August, 2023