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Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to adopt pro-Israel policies.

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi.

Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

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Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

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Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

Iran's Covid case total has climbed to over two million as the Middle East finds itself in facing a resurgence of the virus.

Biden administration pledges $235m in 'critical' aid to Palestinians

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Biden administration pledges $235m in 'critical' aid to Palestinians

The Biden administration's pledge of $235 million in aid to the Palestinians comes at a 'critical moment' amid the pandemic.

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UN urges 'maximum restraint' after blast hits Iran ship

The UN called for "maximum restraint" in the Middle East after an explosion on an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

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Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

Qatar's Sheikha Asma eyes record with Everest expedition

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Qatar's Sheikha Asma eyes record with Everest expedition

Sheikha Asma Al Thani hopes to climb Mount Everest this month as part of an expedition.

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

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Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Maghie Ghali

Oil spill off Israel reaches south Lebanese beaches

The Lebanon Diving Center detail their efforts on cleaning up South Lebanon's tainted shoreline following a massive oil spill off the coast of ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE commences operations of first-ever Arab nuclear plant

'The first megawatt from the first Arab nuclear plant has entered the national power grid.'

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the <em>Middle</em> <em>East</em>

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated ...

The New Arab Staff

Muslim engineer falsely reported to Prevent wins payout

A Muslim engineer was falsely accused of holding 'extremist' views and reported to Prevent, which he took to a tribunal and won a case for ...

Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

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Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

After a change in the law that says foreign firms must open headquarters in the Saudi capital, the Gulf nation is preparing to take on Dubai.

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on ...

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

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