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Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

In-depth: The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

The New Arab Staff

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', concurring that Iran 'is the enemy of all of us'.

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing Tehran of ...

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE is gradually eclipsing Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Comment: The STC's takeover of Socotra indicates that the United Arab Emirates has marginalised Saudi Arabia into a weaker position, at least ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition deploys ceasefire observers to Yemen's south

Saudi forces arrived on Wednesday in Shaqra and Sheikh Salem, two flashpoints in southern Yemen's Abyan province, to monitor the truce that was ...

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition announces ceasefire with southern separatists in Yemen

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen announced a ceasefire between the internationally recognised government and southern separatists who ...

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The New Arab Staff

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

The New Arab Staff

Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

Saudi Arabia has proposed to re-implement a power-sharing deal between Yemen's government and the southern separatists.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Yemen's secessionists to 'halt Socotra escalations' during Ramadan

The New Arab

Yemen's secessionists to 'halt Socotra escalations' during Ramadan

The Southern Transitional Council has vowed an end to escalations during the holy fasting month of Ramadan just days after rising violence.

The New Arab

Yemen's separatists ignore UAE backers, declare their secession 'irreversible'

Yemen's Southern Transitional Council [STC] said its announcement to self-govern in Aden is irreversible, despite its allies distancing from the move.

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition rejects UAE-backed southern separatists 'self-rule' declaration

The Saudi-led coalition battling Houthis in Yemen has slammed a recent 'self-rule' declaration by Emirati-backed separatists in the south.

The New Arab & agencies

Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday declared self-governance in the south after electricity was cut from Aden four days following ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

This week we focus on deadly flooding in Yemen's coastal city, an expected delivery of Covid-19 tests, and more.

Yemen's southern separatists warn of 'imminent' war with government

The New Arab

Yemen's southern separatists warn of 'imminent' war with government

Emirati-backed insurgents say a shaky power-sharing deal with the internationally-recognised government is on the verge of collapse, threatening ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Aramco will supply 8.5m barrels per day

The drop comes following a vicious price war between Saudi Arabia's state oil company and Russia.

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited ...

Saudi oil price war relents, but uncertain future awaits

Courtney Freer

Saudi oil price war relents, but uncertain future awaits

Comment: Losses in Saudi Arabia's efforts to diversify have cast doubt on the future of Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious megaprojects, writes ...

War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

A Yemeni journalist

War-weary Yemenis eye a shaky ceasefire with suspicion

Comment: Five years of conflict have taught Yemenis that ceasefires are usually followed by a fresh surge in fighting on the frontlines, writes ...

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