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The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international chemical weapons findings on Syria.

More heavy bombers and fighter jets have been deployed by Washington as it continues its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

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Qatar's emir sacks finance minister amid corruption charges

Qatar's emir relieved Finance Minister Ali Shareef al-Emadi of his duties on Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued over corruption allegations.

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

The New Arab Staff

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame elsewhere.

Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

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Jordan sanctions Syria activist for 'illegal activities’

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

The New Arab Staff

Abu Dhabi crown prince visits Saudi Arabia for talks

Abu Dhabi's crown prince visited Jeddah for talks with Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince.

Diana Alghoul

Changing narratives and fostering inclusion with Yalla! Let's Talk

Yalla! Let's Talk is a platform made by Arabs that found success by creating a safe space for people from all walks of the community.

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Poster of Iranian leaders taken down in Baghdad

The New Arab Staff

Poster of Iranian leaders taken down in Baghdad

The posters of Iran's former and current supreme leaders were allegedly put up near the shrine of a revered Sunni Imam by hardline Shia militias ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar orders arrest of finance minister in corruption probe

Ali Sharif al-Emadi is accused of abuse of power and misuse of public funds.

Fighting Israel's erasure of Palestinian identity in Jerusalem

Farah Daana

Fighting Israel's erasure of Palestinian identity in Jerusalem

In-depth: From Sheikh Jarrah to Damascus Gate, Palestinians face a battle to protect their presence in Jerusalem.

Sheikh Jarrah court date arrives amid more Palestinian injuries

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sheikh Jarrah court date arrives amid more Palestinian injuries

The families were given until Thursday to reach an agreement with settlers, but this seems improbable, based on statements from residents and ...

Kuwaiti women's fight against gender-based violence

Yousra Samir Imran

Kuwaiti women's fight against gender-based violence

The harrowing murder of Farah Akbar highlights the systemic issue of gender-based violence in Kuwait.

Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

The New Arab Staff

Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

Yemen's prime minister has visited conflict-torn Marib in a show of support and strength, as UN-brokered ceasefire effort falters.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia swaps red carpets for lavender

The move to opt for lavender carpets instead of the typically used red for ceremonial events comes as part of the Kingdom's 2030 vision

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French reporter kidnapped by jihadi rebels in northern Mali

A video has been released by jihadi rebels of French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped in Mali.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and ...

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

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Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drought-hit Jordan 'critical' as water sources dry up

Drought in Jordan is continuing to affect the crops and livelihoods of farmers, who are hoping for rain.

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi walks diplomatic high wire on Iran, Yemen

Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

Sudan secures loan to clear African Development Bank debt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan secures loan to clear African Development Bank debt

Sudan announced that it has secured a loan from the UK, Sweden, and Ireland to clear long-standing debts to the African Development Bank.

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

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