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The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor public services and endemic corruption.

Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan declares economic emergency as currency plunges

Aiming to avert economic crisis, the ruling includes setting up emergency courts, enacting laws to protect the economy, and imposing harsher ...

Shan. A. Zain

What Pakistan's pivot to China means for India-Gulf ties

India's emergence as a major player in the Middle East at the expense of Pakistan has triggered a realignment of regional power dynamics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties ...

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Spurned by allies, Saudi rethinks chequebook diplomacy

Saudi Arabia is 'seeking to end the perception of being an ATM' for its neighbours, as the dual economic impact of the coronavirus and low ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron arrives in Baghdad on first Iraq visit

Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Baghdad for talks with top-level Iraqi and Kurdish officials, the first head of state to visit the country since ...

China's changing <em>oil</em> strategy in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Chinese oil purchases offered Beijing a sphere of influence in the Middle East, but Covid-19 has upended this once-promising strategy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

Turkey hits out at France over Mediterranean crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey hits out at France over Mediterranean crisis

Turkey lashed out at France over tensions in the eastern Mediterranean as EU foreign ministers met to discuss the crisis in the disputed waters.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following <em>oil</em> <em>price</em> slump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following oil price slump

Saudi Arabia's national oil company has announced a huge quarterly loss in profits, due to low oil prices and reduced demand

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

The New Arab Staff

Iran currency tumbles to new low against dollar

The latest dip has prompted Iran's central bank to inject millions of dollars into the market, in a bid to stabilise the diminishing currency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF cuts Saudi forecast as oil, virus hit economy

The new projection for the Saudi economy, the largest in the region, is a massive 4.5 percentage points lower than what the IMF had projected ...

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

OPEC and allies meet to discuss output cuts

OPEC and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss their deal to slash production as relaxed coronavirus lockdowns see ...

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

The New Arab

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following <em>oil</em> shipments

The New Arab

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, ...

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

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