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An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

<em>Iran</em> accuses Saudis <em>of</em> shifting blame for 'crimes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran accuses Saudis of shifting blame for 'crimes'

Iran's foreign ministry hit back at Saudi Arabia's remarks to the United Nations.

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over <em>Iran</em> tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on <em>Iran</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

President Donald Trump said that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and demanded enforcement by US allies.

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition retaliation raids strike rebel depots in Sanaa

Ballistic missile and drone depots in Yemen's rebel-held capital were struck by Saudi-led coalition strikes on Sunday.

Saudi forces intercept Yemen rebel missiles targeting cities: coalition

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi forces intercept Yemen rebel missiles targeting cities: coalition

Saudi Arabia says it downed missiles it claims Houthi insurgents fired from across the border in Yemen, targeting cities and civilians.

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by this new ...

US navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

The New Arab

US navy prepares allies to 'protect navigation' in Gulf

The IMX is the second largest maritime exercise of its kind which sees forces from 50 countries deployed to the strategic waterway that ...

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Ali Bakeer

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Egypt and Saudi Arabia attempted to mobilise Arab states to denounce the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but there was no ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan receives half of $3 billion Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan received half of the three billion dollars promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates after the ouster of Omar al-Bashir.

The New Arab

Sudan's leaders meet Saudi King Salman

Sudan's General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan and Abdullah Hamdouk travelled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the first such visit to the kingdom ...

The New Arab

Saudi rejects Iran's claim it received 'mediation message'

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affair Adel al-Jubeir slammed Iran's statement it received a message from Saudi Arabia as 'not ...

James Reinl

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz: Jamal's murder changed my life

A year ago, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and disposed of in secret by a Saudi hit squad while the real criminals have not ...

<em>Iran</em> demands end to Saudi intervention in Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

Iran demands end to Saudi intervention in Yemen

President Hassan Rouhani called for Saudi Arabia to end the war in the Yemen, where it has fought Iranian-linked Houthi rebels since March 2015.

International Crisis Group

After Aramco attack: Middle East closer to '1914 moment'

Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, ...

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

After the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco, Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom has strategic significance and can hold further ...

Iranian supreme leader personally approved Aramco attacks – report

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian supreme leader personally approved Aramco attacks – report

CBS News has quoted an unnamed US official as saying that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved a drone attack on Saudi oil facilities on condition ...

Riyadh says oil output to be restored by October

The New Arab

Riyadh says oil output to be restored by October

Oil output that was halved after an attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco facilities is expected to restored to normal, Energy Minister Prince ...

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