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Martin Armstrong


Martin Armstrong is a journalist with The New Arab. Formerly based in Lebanon he has travelled extensively in the MENA region and written for outlets including Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Middle East Eye, VICE, and The Christian Science Monitor

On Thursday a former state minister announced the formation of an independent transitional political council in Aden raising concern that developing political fractures could prolong the country's brutal conflict.

14 May, 2017

The summit is set to take place in the Saudi capital on May 21.

14 May, 2017

The current Iranian President has also claimed that rival candidate and former judge Ebrahim Raisi's main talents are imprisoning people and conducting executions, adopting a pugnacious approach to re-election.

13 May, 2017

While Washington has backed a Russian-proposed de-escalation plan for Syria, it has done so with a degree of scepticism concerning the agreement's logistic implementation.

10 May, 2017

Pentagon officials initially denied that a March 16 airstrike targeting al-Jinah in Aleppo province had targeted a mosque despite the claims of first responders and activists on the ground.

05 May, 2017

In the midst of a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara Germany is considering alternative military bases to accommodate troops currently positioned at Incirlik airbase in south-central Anatolia.

30 March, 2017

The United States and Italy are also taking part in the joint aviation exercises currently being hosted by Greece at the Andravida airbase in the Peloponnese peninsula

29 March, 2017

A collaboration between a UK-based crime prevention firm and a US university has produced a solution, only detectable under UV light, used in opposition-controlled Syria to deter antiquities smugglers

21 March, 2017

Before relocating to London in 2014 the four members of Palestinian electro outfit 47SOUL had never lived in the same city. Exile has proved a springboard to their career.

17 March, 2017

Egypt's government has previously frozen Aboutrika's assets, accusing him of financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Masriye planned to print a dedication to the former star on its cover in solidarity

04 March, 2017