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Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

UK home secretary Priti Patel is reportedly considering Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Turkey as possible locations for overseas processing facilities for asylum seekers.

Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polisario blames UN for 'political deadlock' over Western Sahara

Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Samir Bennis

Will Biden uphold Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara?

Comment: President Biden is well aware of Morocco's strategic importance to the US in the region, and is unlikely to want to destabilise that ...

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Samir Bennis

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The New Arab & agencies

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

The New Arab

Iran ships '6.8 million barrels' of oil to Syria

Following US sanctions, the Syrian regime has received roughly 2 million barrels of crude from staunch regional ally Iran every month. In recent ...

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

The New Arab

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns across the Middle East

As the novel coronavirus spread across the Middle East, several countries have closed their borders, grounded fights and imposed travel ...

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

British journalist reveals 7-week secret detention ordeal in Iran

The New Arab & agencies

British journalist reveals 7-week secret detention ordeal in Iran

Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham says he was held in Tehran for seven weeks in 2019 amid soaring tensions in the region.

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

The New Arab & agencies

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

Rifaat al-Assad - an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - is on trial for illegally smuggling Syrian state funds to France.

The New Arab

Prince William visits Kuwait ahead of four-day Gulf tour

His visit will comprise of trips to the capital cities, Kuwait City and Muscat, as well as exploring both nations’ natural landscapes learn about regional environmental policies.

The New Arab

Pompeo says Iran should be punished for Syria oil

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of selling oil from its Adrian Darya tanker to Syria and called on the European Union to act.

The New Arab & agencies

British tanker held by Iran reaches Dubai

A British tanker has reached Dubai after ten-week detention in Iran.

The New Arab

Stena Impero : Iran releases seized UK-flagged oil tanker

The seizure of the Stena Impero came after British marines helped take control of an Iranian supertanker on 4 July.

Stena Impero tanker still held in Iran, says owner

The New Arab

Stena Impero tanker still held in Iran, says owner

Erick Hanell, president and CEO of the company Stena Bulk, denied that its tanker had left Iran and said it was still waiting for permission to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says seized British tanker 'free' to leave

Iran detained the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker after Gibraltar refused to release its own tanker accused of shipping oil to ...

Iran may release British-flagged tanker 'within hours'

The New Arab

Iran may release British-flagged tanker 'within hours'

The head of a Swedish firm that owns a British-flagged tanker detained by Tehran, said he had been informed that the ship may be released within ...

Iran seizes UAE-bound ship in the Gulf amid tensions

The New Arab & agencies

Iran seizes UAE-bound ship in the Gulf amid tensions

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has seized a UAE-bound ship in the Gulf, saying that it was smuggling fuel, amid heightened tensions following ...

UK says Iran broke word with Syria oil transfer

The New Arab & agencies

UK says Iran broke word with Syria oil transfer

The UK has summoned the Iranian ambassador, saying Tehran breached their agreement not to transfer the oil in the Adrian Darya 1 tanker to Syria.

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