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Comment: France's significant economic interests in Iran and Macron's relations with Trump mean he is uniquely placed to encourage Trump to safeguard the nuclear deal, writes Esfandyar Batmanghelidj.

France announces plans to double visas for Iranian visitors

The New Arab

France announces plans to double visas for Iranian visitors

France plans to double the number of visas issued to Iranian visitors, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said from Tehran on Monday.

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Warda Mohamed

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Comment: The relatively under-explored connections between climate change, the monopolisation of resources and armed conflict, are seen in ...

Regev claims 'revolution' in Israeli relations with Arab countries

The New Arab

Regev claims 'revolution' in Israeli relations with Arab countries

Mark Regev, Israel's recently appointed ambassador to the UK, has said that relations with several Arab states were undergoing a 'revolution', ...

Daoud Kuttab

Can France make Middle East peace?

Comment: Earnest multilateral effort, clear timelines and a commitment to justice are necessary ingredients for reaching a deal between Israel and Palestine, as is political will, writes Daoud Kuttab

The New Arab & agencies

French PM in Holy Land to discuss peace initiative

French prime minister Manuel Valls arrives in Israel and Palestine ahead of a meeting with Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu Monday over ...

Tom Charles

Is Britain backing the French over Middle East peace?

Comment: The Palestinians are slowly winning the diplomatic battle for statehood and an end to occupation, but a new peace initiative may be ...

The New Arab & agencies

France aims to relaunch Israel-Palestinian peace process 'by summer'

France's FM has ruled out an 'automatic' recognition of a Palestinian state if a French initiative to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government

The New Arab & agencies

'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government

Ministers are placing pressure on Libya on Saturday to finalise its unity government and head off the growing threat from the Islamic State ...

The New Arab

French Foreign Minister Fabius to leave government

France's top diplomat, Laurent Fabius, will reportedly be named chief of the Constitutional Council, France's most senior court.

Syrian opposition blames Russian, regime escalation for talks failure

The New Arab

Syrian opposition blames Russian, regime escalation for talks failure

Exclusive: Members of the Syrian opposition give The New Arab a post-mortem of the collapsed talks in Geneva, blaming Syrian regime's ...

Russian adviser killed by IS in Syria receives award

The New Arab & agencies

Russian adviser killed by IS in Syria receives award

The Russian ministry of defence said on Wednesday that one of its military advisers operating in Syria was killed by mortar shelling from the ...

France: No military action against IS in Libya

The New Arab

France: No military action against IS in Libya

France's chief diplomat tells anti ISIS conference that Paris will not take military action in Libya to counter the growing militant threat in ...

Israel lifts Ramallah blockade

The New Arab

Israel lifts Ramallah blockade

Israeli forces open access into the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Monday after a day-long seal off as UN Secretary-General voices concern over ...

The New Arab

Proposed peace conference: an attempt to kill Palestinian intifada?

French proposals to convene peace talks between Palestine and Israel have been met by diverse reactions from Palestinian factions, ranging from optimism to doubt.

The New Arab

Israeli ministers reject French proposals for two-state conference

Israeli officials called for the boycott of peace talks with Palestinians after French foreign minister said his country will recognise the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Peugeot races to Iran

Iranian President Rouhani met with business leaders in France ahead of his meeting with President Hollande, and was welcomed with a lucrative ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition postpone decision on Geneva talks

The opposition's High Negotiations Committee has postponed making a decision on whether or not to attend the Geneva peace talks on Friday, ...

Iran sowing 'sedition' in the region, says Saudi Arabia

The New Arab & agencies

Iran sowing 'sedition' in the region, says Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday accused Iran of sowing "sedition, unrest and chaos," since 1979 as the international community tried to calm tensions ...

The New Arab

Opposition negotiators demand talks with Syrian regime be postponed

Syrian opposition negotiators on Monday called for direct talks with the Syrian regime to be postponed until Syrian and Russian airstrikes ...

UN backs Syria peace plan, although questions remain unanswered

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

UN backs Syria peace plan, although questions remain unanswered

The United Nations Security Council members voted unanimously on Friday to back a plan put forward to end the war in Syria, despite its soft ...

Climate talks: 2 degrees Celsius global warming limit

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Climate talks: 2 degrees Celsius global warming limit

Delegates in Paris expressed optimism over the adoption of a final proposed UN climate accord that aims to limit the rise in global warming to ...

ISIS, ISIL or Daesh?

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

ISIS, ISIL or Daesh?

The so-called Islamic State has left the world divided over how to refer to the extremist group, with observers adopting different acronyms to ...

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