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The US ambassador cited concerns, shared by Israel, that the budget for would fund an anniversary event for a 2001 anti-racism conference held in Durban, South Africa.

Israel and the UAE are working on a plan to eliminate UNRWA, the troubled UN agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees, a Le Monde report has said.

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and animal welfare for any real progress.

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

Taufiq Wan

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel urged to renounce nuclear weapons by UN members

The resolution reflected a similar vote which the UNGA voted in favour of in 2019.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

<em>UN</em> rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

The New Arab Staff

UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian president hosts talks with World Jewish Congress head

Mahmoud Abbas invited Ron Lauder to Ramallah for talks on 'a range of issues regarding Palestine and the Middle East'.

<em>UN</em> Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

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 principle, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan threatens new Syria military operation to combat 'terrorism'

Turkey has vowed to intervene militarily in Syria if promises to curb the influence of "terrorists" in the country are not fulfilled.

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

UAE announces bid for <em>UN</em> Security Council seat

The New Arab Staff

UAE announces bid for UN Security Council seat

The UAE is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.

The New Arab Staff

Nasrallah denies Netanyahu's claims on 'secret' Hezbollah weapons depot

Lebanon's Hezbollah has denied claims by Israel's prime minister that accused the movement of manufacturing weapons next to a "gas station" in ...

<em>UN</em> Council to meet on Nagorny Karabakh: diplomats

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Council to meet on Nagorny Karabakh: diplomats

Belgium formally requested the session, after France and Germany had led a push for it to be placed on Tuesday's agenda.

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at <em>UN</em>

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

Comment: Qatar has reiterated its steadfast commitment to the Arab Peace Initiative, despite Washington's push for normalisation, writes Giorgio ...

Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to resolve Mediterranean row

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to resolve Mediterranean row

The United States on Monday called on Greece and Turkey to find "good solutions" to a tense Mediterranean territorial dispute after the NATO ...

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