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Within hours of the Beirut mega-blast, conspiracy theories on what caused the disaster in the Lebanese capital spread like wildfire on social media.

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the Muslim-majority region.

<em>UN</em> adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's agenda.

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

International Criminal Court condemns 'unacceptable' US sanctions order

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

International Criminal Court condemns 'unacceptable' US sanctions order

The ICC called Trump's authorisations of sanctions against its staff investigating potential US war crimes in Afghanistan "unnacceptable" and ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN says coronavirus is 'wake-up call' for the world

The Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to create global unity and reassess priorities, Antonio Guterres said, but it is unclear whether leaders will take it up.

Dalal Yassine

Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

Comment: Seventy-two years after the Nakba, Israel and the United States continue to deny the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ...

Ramona Wadi

Annexation in the shadow of the Nakba

Comment: Trump and Netanyahu's plans for annexation build on a legacy of impunity for colonial violence, tacitly approved by the international ...

The New Arab

Egypt refers Ethiopia to UN over controversial Nile dam

Egypt has submitted a letter to the UN Security Council over Ethiopia’s ‘intolerable’ filling of the newly constructed Renaissance Dam, ...

France, Tunisia urge <em>UN</em> to adopt global ceasefire resolution

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France, Tunisia urge UN to adopt global ceasefire resolution

France and Tunisia have joined forces to call on the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding a ceasefire in conflicts ...

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

<em>UN</em> envoy: Israeli annexation can destroy Mideast peace hopes

The New Arab & agencies

UN envoy: Israeli annexation can destroy Mideast peace hopes

The UN's Middle East envoy has urged Israelis and Palestinians to support calls for a global cease-fire to all conflicts to tackle the ...

<em>UN</em> states demand 'equitable' access to future COVID-19 vaccines

The New Arab & agencies

UN states demand 'equitable' access to future COVID-19 vaccines

The 193 members of the UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution that calls for "equitable, efficient and ...

<em>UN</em> looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

The New Arab & agencies

UN looks for new Libya envoy after US resistance

Some diplomats believe Egypt and the UAE, who back strongman Khalifa Haftar, pressured Washington to oppose the endorsement of the previous ...

<em>UN</em> Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

The New Arab & agencies

UN Security Council to hold first coronavirus talks Thursday

The Security Council's non-permanent members requested the meeting after weeks of paralysis over the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab

Tunisia urges immediate Security Council action amid coronavirus outbreak

Tunisia called on the UN Security Council to take action amid an ongoing global coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 46,000 people worldwide.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit rebel-held Yemen capital

The Saudi-led military coalition carried out multiple air strikes on Yemen's capital despite UN calls for a ceasefire to protect ...

The New Arab

Iran-Turkey gas tap closes after 'terror' attack on pipeline

The flow of natural Iranian gas to Turkey has been halted after an attack by 'terrorists', reports confirmed on Tuesday.

The New Arab

Bahrain releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

Prominent political leaders and rights activists with underlying health conditions have been excluded from a mass release of detainees from ...

Duplicitous Trudeau supports Israel at ICC

Ramona Wadi

Duplicitous Trudeau supports Israel at ICC

Comment: To support Israel at the ICC while pretending to back Palestinians at the UN is a duplicitous charade which must be exposed, ...

Shan. A. Zain

Modi's anti-Muslim moves threaten unholy alliance between India-Arab allies

India's Modi faces the challenging task of navigating an unfamiliar and tricky geo-political situation in order to keep intact the close ...

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, ...

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Faysal and Nizar Mohamad

Trump's 'Deal of the Century' hijacked the international order

Comment: The PA and EU have a chance to reclaim an international order hijacked by Israeli obstructionism and American unpredictability, write ...

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to ...

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