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The internationally-recognised government of Yemen submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations after an Iranian ambassador assumed position in the rebel-held capital.

The UNSCR members have called for a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says UN arms embargo on Tehran 'lifted'

It was "a momentous day for the international community," the Iranian ministry said on Sunday, adding the world had stood with Tehran "in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

Donald Trump's tweet about an Afghan withdrawal might have given the Taliban a boost.

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Iran says 'historic' US defeat close

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 'historic' US defeat close

The US will face a 'historic defeat' when the UN arms embargo is lifted on Sunday 'despite its attempts, trickery and extrajudicial moves,' said ...

Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to ...

Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nigerian migrant worker burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

Three alleged perpetrators, all in their 30s, were arrested and referred to prosecutors for investigation, officials said.

North Cyprus to open disputed town with Turkish backing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

North Cyprus to open disputed town with Turkish backing

Northern Cyprus authorities plan to open a coastal section of a disputed town with Turkey's support.

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 East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

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

Saudi prince calls Palestinian leaders 'failures' for rejecting normalisation

'Their transgression against the Gulf states' leadership with this reprehensible discourse is unacceptable,' Bandar bin Sultan said about ...

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan claims village seizure in fighting with Armenia

Azerbaijani troops captured the Magadiz village on Saturday, President Ilham Aliyev said.

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Marc Owen Jones

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing Kuwait to ...

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