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Joe Biden’s administration confirmed that it will follow through on a $23 billion weapons sales to the UAE.

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

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Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

The budget for the US military will see a small increase in its budget, a change from the large increases made by the previous president.

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

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Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

A UN-backed court said fugitive Hezbollah suspect Salim Ayyash, who is convicted of assassinating Rafic Hariri, cannot appeal against ...

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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

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Blinken pushes Turkey over Russian missiles

Washington's Secretary of State has pressed his Turkish counterpart over Ankara's purchase of the advanced S-400 air ...

Paul Iddon

Will Biden really curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

Jordan makes new US <em>defence</em> agreement public

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Jordan makes new US defence agreement public

Jordan on made public a defence agreement with the United States that allows free entry of US forces, aircraft and vehicles ...

The New Arab Staff

US to address Uighur genocide in talks with China

The meeting in Alaska next week will be the first between Chinese and US officials under the Biden administration

Jordan aims for green with 10-million tree campaign

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Jordan aims for green with 10-million tree campaign

A new campaign in Jordan is seeking to plant millions of trees to replace those lost in fires and help the environment.

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

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Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.

US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

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US to review Israeli spyware firm NSO Group

US Department of Justice has reportedly asked WhatsApp to provide details of the users that were targeted by the ...

Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

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Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

US may only sell defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has been criticised for alleged human rights abuses in Yemen.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human ...

Alex Kassidiaris

Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's ...

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Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

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US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

The missile sale comes despite hopes of a tougher stance on Egyptian President Sisi from the Biden administration.

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Israel to allow 1,000 Covid vaccine doses into Gaza

After initially blocking the transport of coronavirus vaccines, Israel has now allowed the Palestinian Authority to supply Gaza with ...

'PKK terrorists' responsible for deaths <em>of</em> Turkish hostages: US

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'PKK terrorists' responsible for deaths of Turkish hostages: US

Earlier on Monday, Turkey accused the US of supporting "terrorists" after Washington said it need further confirmation regarding ...

US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

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US lawmakers urge UK to help end Yemen war

The lawmakers' comments indicate that the US could pressure the UK to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Turkey vows to retain Russian missiles despite US sanctions

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Turkey vows to retain Russian missiles despite US sanctions

Turkey says it will not give up the Russian S-400 missile defence system despite the US saying it will impose sanctions as long as ...

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