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Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare meeting with his Azerbaijani arch-foe in Moscow.

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for the new administration.

US Muslims press Organization of Islamic Cooperation on China

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Muslims press Organization of Islamic Cooperation on China

As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remains silent on Beijing's mass incarceration of Uighurs, US Muslim groups have accused ...

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

New Armenia, Azerbaijan shelling despite calls for halt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Armenia, Azerbaijan shelling despite calls for halt

Fighting has persisted between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces despite fresh calls for a ceasefire from world leaders.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

'We are not seeking tension,' claimed Turkey's defence minister after flying a fighter jet over the Aegean Sea, where tensions with Greece are ...

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's vital we ...

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need ...

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

The New Arab Staff

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

Libya's rogue general has reportedly lost over $55 million to western mercenaries and businessmen in purchased war apparatus that never turned ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French-Iranian academic marks one year in Iranian prison

A French-Iranian academic has been stuck in an Iranian prison since 2019.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The New Arab & agencies

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

The New Arab & agencies

US accuses Iran navy of 'dangerous' harassment in Gulf

The Pentagon has reprimanded Iran's navy for its 'dangerous and provocative' actions after its boats inched close to US Navy and Coast Guard ...

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