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The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be solidified if Congress fail to object.

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

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Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

Saudi King Salman invited Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to a much-anticipated GCC summit in Riyadh, according to reports.

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

GCC 'looks <em>forward</em> to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The New Arab Staff

GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The GCC is looking forward to resuming normal relations between member states in the near future, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US elections.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy ...

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to unity.

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran hails 'constructive' talks with visiting UN nuclear chief

The International Atomic Energy Agency has urged Iran to allow inspectors access to two sites in the country.

Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the ...

UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Only two of the Council's 15 members voted in favour, highlighting the division between Washington and its European allies since Donald Trump ...

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Senior adviser Jared Kushner has hinted that more Arab countries will normalise relations with Israel.

Trump announces 'historic peace <em>agreement</em>' between Israel, UAE

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump announces 'historic peace agreement' between Israel, UAE

Israeli and UAE delegations will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The appointment of the governors forms part of a power-sharing agreement, singed last August between the military and protesters.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Adnan Tabatabai

Back to square one, as the JCPOA turns five

Comment: Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal has done huge damage to the prospect of any similar future agreement. It's ...

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europe toughens stance on Iran, US over nuclear dispute

Germany, France and the UK announced their support for extending an arms embargo on Iran, while expressing their opposition to Washington's ...

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

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