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The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide blast at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador.

Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

One child killed and another wounded after suspected foreign jihadist detonates explosives belt in Tunisia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen have killed four civilians and eight fighters from a separatist militia in an attack in the southern Yemeni province of Abyan.

Sabena Siddiqui

What lies in store for US-Saudi ties?

Analysis: Biden has softened his tough campaign rhetoric since entering office as the US negotiates its future relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

The New Arab Staff

Bomb targeting southern Yemen separatist leaders kills, injures fighters

A bomb targeting a military convoy carrying leaders of the separatist “Security Belt” militia has killed and injured a number ...

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean

The joint naval exercise will bring together units from the Iranian army and paramilitary IRGC, as well as Russia's navy, according to an ...

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

The New Arab Staff

Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

Uighur activists have sounded the alarm that members of the community in Turkey could be forcibly returned to China, where they face risk of ...

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Sabena Siddiqui

How US-Saudi ties could change in the Biden era

Analysis: Among GCC states, the most dramatic impact could be felt in Saudi Arabia once the Biden administration takes over.

5 south Yemen separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

5 south Yemen separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

Five south Yemen separatists were killed by Al Qaeda militants in Abyan province on Monday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

Turkey claims to have killed two Kurdish militants in anti-terror raids.

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Normalisation with Israel: Russia's delicate balancing act

Analysis: The UAE and Bahrain's normalisation of ties with Israel presents both challenges and opportunities for Russian interests in the Middle ...

The UN's existential crisis

Shashi Tharoor

The UN's existential crisis

Comment: Covid-19 was an opportunity for UN multilateralism to shine. Instead it reveled the disturbing fragility of the UN's founding ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two ...

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

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.

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