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Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two policemen and the son of a local mayor

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

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

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.

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

Health Minister Hamad Hassan has blamed the rise in cases on the return of Lebanese expats after the country's only airport re-opened this month.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

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

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 ...

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

The New Arab

Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

Aseel Suwaid, a young journalist in Yemen was abducted by UAE-backed forces and released with torture marks a month later.

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Dozens dying in coronavirus 'infested' Aden

This week we focus on increasing deaths in Aden, the underreporting of coronavirus cases, and more clashes.

The New Arab & agencies

'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

Dozens of Rohingya refugees believed to have been on two boats stranded at sea for weeks landed on Bangladesh's coast.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

For nearly two years, Doha became the political headquarters of the Taliban and mediation efforts between the US and the Afghan side were ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and ...

The New Arab

UAE-backed Yemen militia kidnap Saudi-appointed official in Aden

The kidnapping of a Saudi-appointed official by an Emirati-backed group indicate the further fracturing of the Riyadh agreements in restive Aden.

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

Sabena Siddiqui

Is Saudi disinterest in Kashmir due to business interests?

Stopping short of completely ignoring the situation in the Kashmir Valley since the Indian government completely scrapped its special status, ...

Syrian opposition launch counter offensive in Aleppo

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian opposition launch counter offensive in Aleppo

Government forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, have seized 13 towns and villages in West Aleppo, as opposition fighters launched a ...

Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE, Sudan announce withdrawal of troops

This week we focus on the UAE's withdrawal from Yemen, a gradual Sudanese reduction of troops and more.

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