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With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

The country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has in recent months urged for high turnout, expressing hope that this would encourage the emergence of new young leaders.

Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scores demand UN probe of 1988 Iran dissident killings

In an open letter, over 150 signatories have called for an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial executions of thousands of mostly young people in Iranian prisons in 1988.

G7 seeks common front on China

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G7 seeks common front on China

The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of ...

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

The New Arab Staff

EU to sanction 3 Iranians for human rights abuses

For the first time since 2013, the EU will impose travel bans and asset freezes on a number of Iranians accused of human rights abuses.

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU slaps sanctions on Chinese officials over Uighur abuses

The European Union is sanctioning four Chinese officials accused of responsibility for abuses against Uighurs, as part of a raft of measures ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In pandemic year, Syrians blocked from Zoom, Netflix

Syria is one of only four countries without access to Netflix and one of five countries that cannot use Zoom, making residents in the war-torn ...

EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

The New Arab Staff

EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

EU ambassadors agreed on implementing fresh sanctions on four Chinese individuals over mass abuse of the country's Uighur Muslim minority

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

The UK announcement that they bolster their nuclear arsenal has not been well received by Russia or Iran.

Georgia massage parlour shootings leave 8 dead; man captured

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Georgia massage parlour shootings leave 8 dead; man captured

A man has killed 8 people, many of Asian descent, at massage parlours in and around Atlanta, but no motive has been established.

Applicants denied visa under 'Muslim ban' can reapply: US

The New Arab Staff

Applicants denied visa under 'Muslim ban' can reapply: US

The US travel ban on mostly Muslim-majority and African nationals was lifted by President Joe Biden.

US eases restrictions on Iranian diplomats' movements in NY

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US eases restrictions on Iranian diplomats' movements in NY

The US announced it was easing Trump-era restrictions on movements of Iranian diplomats accredited at the UN.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran, N. Korea resumed missile collaboration in 2020: UN

The resumed cooperation included the transfer of "critical parts", said a report that was submitted to the UN's Security Council on Monday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ‘contradictory information’ ...

The New Arab Staff

North Korea diplomat in Kuwait ‘defects’ to South Korea

Ryu Hyun Woo had been North Korea’s acting ambassador to Kuwait since 2017.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden undoes Trump migration orders, pushes for major reform

Scribbled signatures from his pen on Wednesday lifted an entry ban for people from many majority Muslim nations and halted construction of ...

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran threatens to sue Washington for 'illegal measures'

Iran’s Foreign Minister Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic sent a warning to the US for its 'illegal' measures against ...

Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran deal architect named for Biden State Department

Wendy Sherman will serve as deputy secretary of state in the Biden administration.

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into <em>North</em> <em>Korea</em>?

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

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 ...

Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by ...

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