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In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

Syria's Assad regime has approved dozens of projects with Russia under a new economic pact expected to be ratified before the end of the year.

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Suraya Dadoo

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as Palestinians under occupation, argues Suraya Dadoo.

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya ...

Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei says sanctions failed, no talks with Trump

Iran is refusing to start talks with the US that will only benefit Donald Trump, Khamenei said.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

Sabena Siddiqui

New EU trade mechanism offers hope to pandemic-hit Iran

The recent launch of the EU's Iran-trading mechanism, Instex, offers hope to Tehran at a time when economic deadlock and the Covid-19 outbreak ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says European barter system 'good omen' but insufficient

Britain, France and Germany last week carried out the first transaction through the Instex mechanism to deliver medical supplies to Iran, which ...

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Nizar Mohamad

How Putin stands to gain, a month after Soleimani

Comment: As the dust settles on the US assassination of Soleimani, Putin is poised to secure influence in the region, writes Nizar Mohamad.

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Muslim nations mull trading in gold to beat sanctions

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday proposed Muslim countries should trade using gold and a barter system.

Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

The New Arab

Israel slams 'shameful' European recruits to Iran sanctions-busting system

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu slammed six new European members of a barter mechanism with Iran on Sunday.

Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

The New Arab

Six European countries join sanctions-busting system for Iran trade

The Paris-based INSTEX functions as a clearing house allowing Iran to continue to sell oil and import other products or services in exchange.

Britain rules out swapping seized tankers with Iran

The New Arab & agencies

Britain rules out swapping seized tankers with Iran

New British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab flatly rejected the idea of the two tankers being exchanged or simultaneously released in a bid to ...

UK warns US-Iran conflict could break out 'by accident'

The New Arab

UK warns US-Iran conflict could break out 'by accident'

'We are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident,' British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said amid rising tension in the ...

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Cuba could be next victim of Algeria's popular protests

Protests in Algeria will likely have an impact on Cuba's economy, a country which relies on the export of its health services in exchange for oil.

The New Arab & agencies

China, Iran discuss nuclear deal ahead of MbS visit

China and Iran's foreign ministers met in Beijing on Tuesday to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal and the countries' shared interests, which may ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran hits back at EU criticism after missile tests

Tehran has lashed out at Europe, saying criticism of latest missile test is 'non-constructive'.

The New Arab & agencies

EU nations create workaround to US sanctions on Iran

France, Germany and Britain have established a barter-type system to skirt direct financial transactions with Iran in order to avoid ...

EU launches sanctions-busting Iran payment system

The New Arab & agencies

EU launches sanctions-busting Iran payment system

The entity, to be registered in France with German governance and finance from all three countries, will allow Iran to trade with EU companies ...

The New Arab & agencies

EU plan to evade Trump's Iran sanctions collapses

The EU's plan to set up a barter system to circumvent sanctions targeting Iran's access to the US financial system is falling apart.

Trump's leadership void on Iran

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's leadership void on Iran

Comment: Trump is obsessed with a 'win' on Iran, but but has neither the capacity nor vision to make it happen, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Soheil Asefi

Iran's 'resistance economy' dries out in neoliberal rehab

Comment: As the big game hits the headlines once again, a look at the "Resistance Economy" in Iran gives us a clearer picture of the ongoing ...

EU's historic shame: sending back refugees

Joseph Willits

EU's historic shame: sending back refugees

The deportation of hundreds of people and the European Union's dehumanising trade of refugees and migrants with Turkey, is the latest shameful ...

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