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Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an attack on Abha International Airport which caused a civilian plane to catch fire.

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The New Arab Staff

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

The New Arab Staff

Israel rejects US F-35 sale to Qatar, citing QME

'Security and our superiority in the region are the most significant things,' Israel's intelligence minister said following Qatar's request for F-35 jets from the US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar 'submits request' to purchase F-35 from US

It follows the UAE's pursuit for the cutting-edge stealth fighter jet.

The New Arab Staff

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, ...

Narjas Zatat

US reproaches UAE for failing to 'normalise' with Qatar

US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking urged Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain to end their blockade on Qatar.

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar sends field hospitals to Lebanon

Qatar began dispatching aid to Lebanon after twin explosions devastated Beirut.

US cuts $1bn in Afghan aid over leaders' deadlock

The New Arab & agencies

US cuts $1bn in Afghan aid over leaders' deadlock

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the US was cutting $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan, voicing disappointment over rival leaders ...

A decades-long battle: The Iran-US rivalry explained

The New Arab

A decades-long battle: The Iran-US rivalry explained

Explainer: Tensions between the US and Iran have reached the highest point in decades, with the killing of a leading Iranian general by ...

CENTCOM: There is no plan to move Qatar base

The New Arab

CENTCOM: There is no plan to move Qatar base

Days after it temporarily switched its air operations to a base in South Carolina, US Central Command clarified it was not moving out of ...

Turkey expands its military base and influence in Qatar

Stasa Salacanin

Turkey expands its military base and influence in Qatar

Cooperation between Turkish and Qatari militaries has notably intensified since the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, and Turkey is only but ...

The New Arab

Turkey expands military presence in Qatar with new base

Turkey has built a new base in Qatar, a pro-government Turkish daily reported on Wednesday, amid increasing ties between the two states.

The New Arab & agencies

Two Qatari military planes collide on training mission

Qatar's Defense Ministry says two military planes have collided on a training mission, with the pilots safe after ejecting from the aircraft.

The New Arab

Qatar, US sign 'billions worth' of business deals

Qatar and the United States have signed billions-worth of commercial agreements on Wednesday, despite a land, air and sea blockade of the Gulf ...

The New Arab

Qatar's emir to meet Donald Trump at White House

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington to discuss regional security in the Gulf ...

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

James Reinl

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

Analysis: On June 5, 2017, things looked bleak for Qatar as Riyadh and its allies imposed a blockade on Doha. Two years later, Qatar has proven ...

Ali Bakeer

How backdoor negotiations could help avert an Iran-US war

Comment: Iraq, Qatar or Oman could all offer a forum for backdoor diplomacy to help de-escalate tensions between the US and Iran, writes Dr Ali ...

The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between Iran and US

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between Iran and US

This week, Iraq is caught in the middle of skyrocketing tensions between adversaries Iran and the US, while inside the country deadly violence ...

Sabre-rattling and sabotage off the coast of UAE

Giorgio Cafiero

Sabre-rattling and sabotage off the coast of UAE

Comment: Rising tensions amid a week of manoeuvring in the Gulf mean the potential for a serious misunderstanding is greater than ever, writes ...

US Gulf deployment has triggered 'psychological war': IRGC chief

The New Arab

US Gulf deployment has triggered 'psychological war': IRGC chief

The United States has started a psychological war in the region, the commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said in a parliament session ...

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