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The Minister-President of a Belgian region refused an export license to the Saudi air force over 'the Yemen drama'.

This week we take a look at tensions in the Gulf exacerbated by attacks on oil tankers and Houthi strikes on Saudi's pipeline, the rebel withdrawal of Hodeida and more.

Belgian leaders mull suspension of Saudi arms sales

The New Arab & agencies

Belgian leaders mull suspension of Saudi arms sales

Belgian leaders are mulling the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after it was reported they had been used in Yemen.

UAE arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

The New Arab

UAE arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Western states and others have supplied the UAE with more than $3.5 billion worth of arms since the Yemen conflict began.

Netanyahu's dangerous connections with Europe's far right

Dominique Vidal

Netanyahu's dangerous connections with Europe's far right

Comment: The Israeli prime minister is conducting an ostentatious seduction campaign among the right-wing populist and neo-fascist circles in ...

Malia Bouattia

Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Belgium suspends licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia

A Belgian court revoked a number of licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia, citing human rights concerns amid a controversial war on Yemen.

The New Arab & agencies

France's Le Pen proposes far-right rebrand

Marine Le Pen suggests renaming France's National Front party in a bid to break from accusations of anti-semitism and racism levelled against ...

Malia Bouattia

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and ...

Foreign policy: Where France's candidates stand

The New Arab & agencies

Foreign policy: Where France's candidates stand

The foreign policy positions of the French presidential contenders are their starkest divide, with Emmanuel Macron urging close cooperation with ...

The New Arab & agencies

French far-right official barred for Islamophobic remarks

France's far-right National Front have suspended a member of the party Catherine Blein for making anti-Muslim remarks on Friday.

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Sam Hamad

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, ...

Le Pen denies French role in round-up of Jews

The New Arab & agencies

Le Pen denies French role in round-up of Jews

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen denies the role French police played in the round-up of 13,000 Jews during WWII.

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Hilary Aked

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes ...

Trump wins: World's Islamophobic, far-right and authoritarian leaders rejoice

Taufiq Wan

Trump wins: World's Islamophobic, far-right and authoritarian leaders rejoice

Donald Trump's election victory has sent many into shock, as right-wing leaders across the globe are eyeing similar victories in their home ...

The New Arab

#PanamaPapers link Assad’s fixer to arms-dealers and money launderers

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation based on the Panama Papers reveals new details on the partnership between regime-linked businessman Soulieman Marouf and Syrian arms dealers and close associates of Assad.

The New Arab & agencies

Bulldozers head for French 'Jungle' camp amid heightened tensions

French authorities' plan to bulldoze parts of a camp in Calais prompts worry among migrants apprehensive of moving into new high-security camp ...

The New Arab

The curious case of French Arabs joining far-right parties

The case of French Muslim/Arab members of xenophobic right-wing parties is odd, but The New Arab finds they are motivated by personal reasons ...

AAAJ and agencies

French far-right in election disaster

Despite projections of success, the National Front in French elections on Sunday with a massive turn out from voters against the far-right party.

France's extreme-right scores historic win in post-attacks vote

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

France's extreme-right scores historic win in post-attacks vote

France's far-right National Front ran strongly in a first-round regional vote that was the first election since an attack by Islamic extremists ...

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