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

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's army test fires short-range 'smart' missile

State media quoted the chief of the army's ground force as saying the "smart" missile is capable of operating under "any weather condition".

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

'Suspicious object' found on oil tanker off Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Suspicious object' found on oil tanker off Iraq

Sailors feared the discovery of a limpet mine on the MT Pola, involved in transferring oil to a vessel owned by a shipping company traded in the ...

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for the new administration.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

The New Arab Staff

Syrians urge voting against Russia on Human Rights Council

Syrian groups have urged UN member states to vote against Russia gaining a seat on the Human Rights Council.

Assad says Russia presence keeps 'balance' in Syria

The New Arab Staff

Assad says Russia presence keeps 'balance' in Syria

Assad claimed Russia's presence in Syria is needed to counter Western influence.

Iran Guards unveil new <em>naval</em> ballistic missile

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

A new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles) was unveiled by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on ...

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Stasa Salacanin

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'tested' military-trained dolphins in Syria: report

Satellite images appear to show pens for marine mammals at a Russian naval base in Syria.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

The New Arab

Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in Syria from the Assad ...

US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

The New Arab

US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

The New Arab

Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

Japan earlier decided to opt out of the US-led operation to protect shipping routes in the region but sent a destroyer to ensure the safety of ...

Vessel catches fire in tense waters, off UAE coast

The New Arab & agencies

Vessel catches fire in tense waters, off UAE coast

The blaze comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US, which last year saw a series of attacks on tankers and oil installations in ...

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Putin's visit to Damascus this week follows tensions between ally Iran and rival the US in Iraq and Syria.

Why Libya's proxy war might be about to flare-up

Paul Iddon

Why Libya's proxy war might be about to flare-up

Over the past year, the Libya conflict has become increasingly more dangerous.

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