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Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

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Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

Saudi Arabia said it is moving toward a 'post-lockdown normal'.

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

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Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful protest against unpaid salaries.

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

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Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

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Dubai warns that 70 percent businesses could go bust

Dubai's chamber of commerce has painted a bleak picture for the UAE's most well-known city.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and ...

Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

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Palestine rejects UAE's 'uncoordinated' coronavirus aid, sent via Israel

Palestine's health ministry has rejected 'uncoordinated' aid from the UAE, following Etihad Airways first known flight to Israel.

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic government ...

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

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US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands in ...

First <em>UAE</em> flight to Israel, with aid for Palestinians

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First UAE flight to Israel, with aid for Palestinians

Except for Jordan and Egypt, Arab countries have no official relations with Israel but Gulf Arab nations like the UAE and the Jewish ...

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