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In an interview, a Taliban spokesman accused the Afghan government of being behind the recent violence, but offered no evidence.

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Pakistan generals discuss Biden's potential Afghanistan withdrawal

High-ranking US and Pakistani military officials spoke about possibly postponing the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan.

US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US seeks fallback Saudi bases for potential Iran tensions

The US military is seeking fallback bases in Saudi Arabia to prevent attacks on troops in case of tensions with Iran.

Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

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Taliban 'clearly' behind violence in Afghanistan: US

The commander of US forces in the Middle East said the Taliban are "clearly" responsible for violence in Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of US forces ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US general: Iraq government wants continuing US presence

Iraq wants a continued US presence to fight the Islamic State group after the Trump administration slashed the number of troops in the country, ...

US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000: military

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to cut troops in Iraq to 3,000: military

General Kenneth McKenzie said the decision was 'due to our confidence in the Iraqi Security Forces' increased ability'.

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit ...

Taliban maintain ties to Al-Qaeda affiliate: Pentagon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban maintain ties to Al-Qaeda affiliate: Pentagon

The Taliban have continued to work with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the US Defense Department said in a report.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban re-affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The Taliban has played down concerns that it would pose a threat to the West as the US moved to reduce the presence of its troops in Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

Commander of US forces Kenneth McKenzie says the Iraqi government will want to keep a US military presence on its territory to ...

The New Arab

Syria's IS prison camps 'at risk of mass breakout'

A new report by the US government found that prisons filled with Islamic State group fighters are at risk of mass breakouts.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq warns of consequences after US air strikes

The Iraqi military warned of consequences in response to the US' precision air strikes on weapons storage facilities in the country, which Iraq ...

The Iraq Report: An outbreak of virus and violence

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: An outbreak of virus and violence

As Baghdad tries to get to grips with the coronavirus, Iran-sponsored groups have been blamed by the US and UK for attacks that claimed the ...

The New Arab & agencies

US denies it will send 14,000 troops to Mideast

The Pentagon on Wednesday disputed a Wall Street Journal report that the US plans to send up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East.

Trump presents Conan the dog from Baghdadi raid

The New Arab & agencies

Trump presents Conan the dog from Baghdadi raid

President Donald Trump expressed his love for the military dog involved in the raid on Baghdadi during the White House ceremony.

US, France compete to bolster Gulf security after attacks

The New Arab

US, France compete to bolster Gulf security after attacks

The US and France have announced separate plans to bolster security in the Gulf after a string of attacks in the region.

Egypt's Islamic State affiliate swears allegiance to new leader

The New Arab

Egypt's Islamic State affiliate swears allegiance to new leader

IS’ Sinai Province branch, which has been involved in a violent insurgency against the Egyptian state, announced its allegiance to Abu Ibrahim ...

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