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Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

US Muslim congresswoman uses Arabic profanity to describe Trump

The New Arab Staff

US Muslim congresswoman uses Arabic profanity to describe Trump

Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib used an Arabic profanity to describe Trump in a tweet that had people amused and confused.

Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

Foreign policy issues took a backseat as US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden sparred for the final time on Thursday.

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

The New Arab Staff

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

The New Arab & agencies

US oil rebounds after crash as stocks suffer losses

US oil prices have bounced back after they crashed below $0 for a number of hours on Monday.

Arash Azizi

Why sanctions on Iran should be lifted now

Comment: In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, sanctions have become an aid to a humanitarian catastrophe that could facilitate the ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

The New Arab

Sanders to boycott pro-Israel lobby AIPAC conference

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders pledged to boycott the conference hosted by AIPAC, as the senator comes under increased scrutiny for his ...

Why the ICJ ruling won't save Rohingya Muslims

CJ Werleman

Why the ICJ ruling won't save Rohingya Muslims

The ICJ's ruling, while commendable and historic, does little to change realities on the ground for not only 1.3 million Rohingya refugees, but ...

Americans want a more progressive foreign policy

CJ Werleman

Americans want a more progressive foreign policy

Comment: Even the most progressive of candidates would have the weight of a skewed system to contend with once in the Oval office, writes CJ ...

Syrian-Lebanese champion of refugee rights wins Rafto Prize

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian-Lebanese champion of refugee rights wins Rafto Prize

Rouba Mhaissen, 31, is the founder and director of SDAID, an organisation that has since 2011 helped Syrians displaced by the war and living as ...

Iran rules out talks as US intensifies sanctions

The New Arab & agencies

Iran rules out talks as US intensifies sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed any possibility of talks between Iran and the United States as the Trump administration continued to ...

The New Arab

Merkel says Iran's demands on US sanctions 'unrealistic'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Iran's demands for US sanctions relief were 'unrealistic' as she met separately with the rival nations' presidents.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump: Meeting with Rouhani 'not ruled out'

French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to orchestrate a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart ...

The New Arab & agencies

US, Taliban leave door open to talks after cancellation

The US and the Taliban both said that further talks on Afghanistan could take place, after they were abruptly cancelled by President Trump on ...

Austin Bodetti

South Korean officials are competing for Middle East influence

South Korea is making inroads in the Persian Gulf that could undercut growing Chinese involvement there, writes Austin Bodetti.

Netanyahu mocked over Likud party 'loyalty pledge'

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu mocked over Likud party 'loyalty pledge'

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was mocked for asking members of his Likud party to pledge to support his leadership in the next ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Qatari Emir's timely visit to Washington

Comment: The opportunity for political progress in Afghanistan and the possibility of diplomatic mediation with Iran make Sheikh Tamim's visit a ...

Trump goes full Sisi with 4th July parade

The New Arab & agencies

Trump goes full Sisi with 4th July parade

US President Donald Trump has organised a controversial military parade through the streets of Washington.

In historic first, Trump crosses into North Korea

The New Arab & agencies

In historic first, Trump crosses into North Korea

Donald Trump stepped onto North Korean soil on Sunday as he met Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized ...

How North Korea fuels conflict in the Middle East

Owais Zaheer

How North Korea fuels conflict in the Middle East

Comment: Pyongyang's cooperation with Middle East regimes is a dangerous and destabilising force, writes Owais Zaheer.

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