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America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Lebanese consulate closed after consul general slammed as 'Nazi'

Danya Hajjaji

Lebanese consulate closed after consul general slammed as 'Nazi'

Lebanon's consul general in New York has come under fire after a series of Nazi sympathising comments she allegedly made surfaced on social media.

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the ...

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

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MbS encouraged Russia's military intervention in Syria, lawsuit claims

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

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Architect of Trump administration's hardline Iran policy quits

Brian Hook will move to the private sector after leading the Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign on Iran.

Mobashra Tazamal

Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

Comment: It's easy for Biden oppose Trump's racist rhetoric, but the real test lies in whether he can meaningfully engage with the Muslim ...

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Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

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Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

Anthony Tata, Trump's pick for a senior Pentagon role, had his confirmation hearing cancelled due to criticism over past Islamophobic tweets, ...

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US Democrats deny motion to acknowledge Israeli occupation

The US Democratic National Committee voted overwhelmingly against a measure pushing for more critical language towards Israel in the party's ...

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Trump could lose reelection in 100 days

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Trump could lose reelection in 100 days

Trump faces possible humiliation at the hands of Biden, a man he derides as "sleepy" and mentally incompetent, yet who leads by double digits in ...

World-famous cat stays in Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

The New Arab Staff

World-famous cat stays in Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

Turkey has announced that Hagia Sophia’s most famous resident, an adorable cat with more than 54,000 Instagram followers, will stay in the ...

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the Never ...

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Trump moves Bush, Clinton portraits to disused room

Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said in his recently published book that Trump "despised" both Bush and Bush's father.

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden would drastically change relations with Saudi, Egypt: adviser

Biden's foreign policy advisor laid out the presidential candidate's intention to curb support for Saudi Arabia, but failed to outline a clear ...

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Macron demands Netanyahu scrap annexation plans as 'unlawful'

French President Emmanuel Macron told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that annexing the West Bank would 'contravene international law'.

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

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Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

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Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, ...

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Josh Ruebner

Thanks to Ocasio-Cortez, Congress could finally hold Israel accountable

Comment: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is showing real leadership by firmly grounding her opposition to Israeli annexation in Palestinian human and ...

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