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Friday's deal was signed in Geneva by military delegates from Libya's two main warring parties.

Analysis: Joe Biden has vowed that the US could rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if he wins the 2020 election. But time might be running out.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, writes Charles W. Dunne.

Yemen submits <em>UN</em> complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

The New Arab Staff

Yemen submits UN complain over Iran's ambassador to Houthis

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

<em>UN</em> <em>Security</em> <em>Council</em> discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

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

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

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.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

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 ...

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 ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

The UN's nuclear watchdog has gained access to a second site in Iran.

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

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

The New Arab Staff

UAE announces bid for UN Security Council seat

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

Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

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