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

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

Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

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.

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

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.

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

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

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

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

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 for now, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

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.

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

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.

China's <em>Belt</em> and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

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 ...

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

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 ...

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 fighting on the frontlines.

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.

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, ...

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's oil-rich Shabwah province faces a dangerous power struggle

Tensions are quietly brewing over the geostrategic, resource-rich eastern Shabwah governorate, posing another risk to the country's peace.

Socotra coast guard battalion defects to UAE-backed southern separatists

The New Arab

Socotra coast guard battalion defects to UAE-backed southern separatists

Local reports revealed a government coast guard battalion on Yemen's scenic Socotra island defected earlier this week and pledged allegiance to ...

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its ...

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

Hind Berji

Saudi Arabia's inclusion of Chinese as a third language

The addition of the Chinese language to Saudi curriculums reveals a carefully planned strategic partnership that points beyond linguistic ...

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