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Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing Tehran of arming Yemeni rebels.

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese-American UAE adviser sentenced over child sex charges

Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, an unofficial liaison between top US and Middle Eastern officials, was sentenced to 10 years in ...

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and resurrecting the ghosts of racism, writes Muhammed Nafih Wafy.

The New Arab Staff

UAE training brutal Syrian regime intelligence agents

UAE de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed made the first publicly known contact with Assad this year since relations were ...

Muhammad Shehada

UAE feigns opposition to Israeli annexation to push normalisation

Comment: Setting the bar even lower, UAE and Saudi Arabia are touting normalisation with Israel in exchange for no annexation, writes Muhammad ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan's FM makes surprise visit to coordinate annexation response

Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi is meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ensure the countries have a coordinated response to ...

Egypt backing Libyan warlord Haftar, for now: analysts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt backing Libyan warlord Haftar, for now: analysts

Egypt is still invested in propagating the Haftar project diplomatically, providing him political support, and militarily supporting his war ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Dubai's parks and hotel beaches reopen as restrictions ease

The New Arab

Dubai's parks and hotel beaches reopen as restrictions ease

Dubai is easing its lockdown by reopening public parks to small groups, allowing hotel guests back onto beaches and restarting tram and ferry ...

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

The New Arab & agencies

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

Healthcare workers from Egypt and South Asia are battling coronavirus in parts of the Gulf.

Human rights lawyers call for arrest of Assad’s cousin

The New Arab

Human rights lawyers call for arrest of Assad’s cousin

Following a public dispute between Bashar Al-Assad and his businessman cousin Rami Makhlouf, the Guernica 37 human rights lawyers group have ...

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence over the regime, and anger with the Syrian dictator.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai extends 24-hour coronavirus curfew by a week

Dubai will have its 24-hour Covid-19 curfew extended by another week, as the rest of the country attempts to deal with the spread of the virus.

The New Arab

UAE arrests Emirati influencer for 'racist speech'

Emirati prosecutors reportedly ordered the arrest of an influencer named by courts as TM.

'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

The New Arab

'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

A hunger-striking Emirati prisoner held for five years in the notorious Al-Wathba Prison has secretly made a recording calling on human rights ...

The New Arab & agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: March 29

Syria and Qatar report their first coronavirus deaths, while Iranian authorities hunt for dozens of escaped prisoners in today's coronavirus ...

UAE opens drive-through coronavirus testing site

The New Arab & agencies

UAE opens drive-through coronavirus testing site

A state-of-the-art coronavirus screening facility has been inaugurated by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

Shan. A. Zain

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

As the US seeks to remove troops from Afghanistan, will the country become another battleground for regional rivals, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and ...

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