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The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Fuad Shahbazov

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance presents a challenge to Moscow's standing in the Black Sea region.

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia bans top Biden officials as tensions soar

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US cancels Black Sea deployment of two warships: Turkey

There was no confirmation from Washington either of the planned deployments or of their cancellation.

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan vows Turkish support for Ukraine amid Russia tensions

The comment comes despite warm relations between Russia and Turkey.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to send warships through Bosphorus to Black Sea:Turkey

Russia recently sent military reinforcements to both the Ukrainian border and Crimea.

Putin delivers mocking response to Biden over 'killer' comment

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Putin delivers mocking response to Biden over 'killer' comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked his US counterpart Joe Biden over the latter’s comments calling him a ‘killer’, saying ‘it takes one ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Killer' Putin will pay price for election meddling: Biden

US president Joe Biden has warned that Putin will not get away with meddling in the US elections.

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU set to agree sanctions over Russia, Myanmar crackdowns

The EU on Monday warned Myanmar's military rulers it "stands ready" to impose sanctions over their coup.

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

What Putin nemesis Navalny is, and what he isn't

Anatol Lieven

What Putin nemesis Navalny is, and what he isn't

Comment: The US should be careful to assume Alexei Navalny would be the answer to all its problems in Russia, writes Anatol Lieven.

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

The New Arab Staff

Syrians urge voting against Russia on Human Rights Council

Syrian groups have urged UN member states to vote against Russia gaining a seat on the Human Rights Council.

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'tested' military-trained dolphins in Syria: report

Satellite images appear to show pens for marine mammals at a Russian naval base in Syria.

Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

Turkey has lifted its veto on a NATO defence plan Poland and the Baltic states, officials confirmed.

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

EU recognition of Palestine 'inevitable' amid Israel annexation plans

The New Arab Staff

EU recognition of Palestine 'inevitable' amid Israel annexation plans

Luxembourg's foreign minister said the European Union would inevitably recognise Palestine if Israel annexes the West Bank.

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

Ukraine to recognise Eid as an official state holiday

The New Arab

Ukraine to recognise Eid as an official state holiday

Some 300,000 Crimean Tatars in Ukraine make up the largest part of the country’s Muslim community, estimated to be between 600,000 and 2 million ...

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