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Analysis: The Houthis' fight to capture Marib risks humanitarian disaster. As the government's final northern stronghold, Yemen's fate could also rest on the battle's outcome.

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical interests.

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

Bernie Sanders condemns Israel vaccine exports before supplying Palestinians

Vermont Senator Sanders said that Israel should not be sending vaccines to foreign countries before vaccinating Palestinians.

Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

The New Arab Staff

Jordan reimposes Friday curfew as Covid-19 cases surge

As Jordan witnesses a surge in Covid-19 cases, authorities announced an all-day curfew on Fridays to help stem the rise in numbers.

Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

The New Arab Staff

Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

The Twitter exchange marked a rare occurrence of positive communication between the rival countries

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza

Mohammed Dahlan has said that the UAE will send tens of thousands of Covid-19 vaccines to Gaza.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One-third of US military refusing Covid vaccine: Pentagon

US military employees are declining the Covid-19 vaccine, even as the virus continues to spread.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Fuad Shahbazov

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Analysis: Warming ties between Israel and Turkey is of particular interest to Baku given the emergence of a new geopolitical order in the South ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran receives its first batch of foreign coronavirus vaccine

The first batch of 500,000 Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines have arrived in Tehran.

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

UK government adviser stays in UAE despite travel ban

The New Arab Staff

UK government adviser stays in UAE despite travel ban

This comes as Home Secretary Priti Patel scolded social media influencers “showing off in sunny parts of the world”, including UAE’s Dubai.

UK announces UAE travel ban over virus spike

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UK announces UAE travel ban over virus spike

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UAE has been added to the government's "red list" along with Burundi and Rwanda from 1.00pm ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitics of vaccine diplomacy in the Middle East

Analysis: The rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the Middle East is being driven by diplomatic considerations, with China, Russia and the United States all competing for influence.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

A German professor has been called in to lead the UN mission in Sudan.

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for ...

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, ...

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