Breaking News

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday.

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

<em>Oman</em> extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

The New Arab Staff

Oman extends lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

Covid-19 cases in Oman have been rising despite a vaccination campaign that began in December.

US climate envoy attends UAE Climate Dialogue

The New Arab Staff

US climate envoy attends UAE Climate Dialogue

The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate attended the regional climate dialogue, where MENA countries re-committed to the Paris ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

The New Arab Staff

World leaders rally behind Jordan's King Abdullah II

Arab states and Washington have expressed support for Jordan's king amid claims of an attempted coup.

Trita Parsi

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by Tehran, ...

The New Arab Staff

Coronavirus surges across Arab world despite vaccine progress

Health authorities across the Arab world are reporting an alarming rise in coronavirus infections as the fasting month of Ramadan approaches.

Reported 'black market' dodges unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade

The New Arab Staff

Reported 'black market' dodges unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade

Turkish traders are reportedly shipping products to third countries before they are exported to Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen pilgrimage draws crowds despite war, coronavirus

A large number of worshippers are doing the pilgrimage to the tomb of Prophet Hud in Yemen despite the war and the pandemic.

<em>Oman</em> and China sign visa waiver agreement

The New Arab Staff

Oman and China sign visa waiver agreement

Oman and China signed a waiver visa agreement on Monday, as the two countries held talks on strengthening ties.

Yemen's Houthi rebels renew Marib campaign amid diplomatic push

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's Houthi rebels renew Marib campaign amid diplomatic push

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed the Houthi rebels as they continued the offensive to claim Marib, while UN and US diplomats traveled to Riyadh ...

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

Mauritania admits Qatar boycott 'a mistake'

The New Arab Staff

Mauritania admits Qatar boycott 'a mistake'

Spokesperson for the Mauritanian government, Sidi Ould Salem, said Nouakchott should never have cut ties with Qatar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Iranian missile hits Israeli-owned cargo ship' in Arabian Sea

The ship, owned by XT Management and based in the port city of Haifa, was able to continue its voyage.

The New Arab Staff

China seeks to protect Iran nuclear deal, defend ties

Beijing said it will protect ties with Tehran, amid reports that large amounts of Iranian oil have been transferred to China.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mauritania re-establishes diplomatic ties with Qatar after four-year freeze

Mauritania re-opened its diplomatic channel to Qatar after a four-year freeze following the Saudi-led freeze.

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

The US, FRance, Belgium and Japan hold a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman despite tensions with Iran over the ...

Israel's Netanyahu promises direct flights to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Israel's Netanyahu promises direct flights to Saudi Arabia

The Israeli premier made the pledge as part of his campaign to win reelection.

Former Tunisia PM to attend UAE-Israel conference

The New Arab Staff

Former Tunisia PM to attend UAE-Israel conference

Tunisia has refused to follow in the footsteps of the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco and normalise ties with Israel.

Most Popular

Most Popular