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

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

Qatar boldly defends Arab Peace Initiative at UN

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 Cafiero.

Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan PM condemns 'Islamophobic' Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Imran Khan called on the UN General Assembly to declare an international day to combat Islamophobia.

Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan urges dialogue on east Mediterranean, not 'harassment'

Erdogan called for "sincere" dialogue to settle the growing row with Greece over Ankara's energy search in the eastern Mediterranean

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

In-depth: Trump's visit to India is billed as historic, but it's likely more about optics and theatre for domestic consumption rather than grand strategy, writes Tahir Hussain Sofi.

James Reinl

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the UN Security Council on February 11, hoping to rally international support behind the ...

Ramona Wadi

Squandering the Palestinian right of return

Comment: The absence of demands that prioritise the Palestinian right of return as a political right will adversely affect the struggle of all ...

The New Arab

Muslim allies Pakistan, Turkey mull dual nationality deal

Turkey proposed plans to Pakistan on Friday allowing citizens of both nations to have dual nationality, according to a ministry statement.

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

Charlie Hoyle

Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

In-depth: A rise in right-wing populism and the growing influence of evangelical Christians have galvanised Israel's influence across Latin ...

Ramona Wadi

PA-UN media collaboration is excluding Palestinian narratives

Comment: Official Palestinian Authority media has allowed itself to become a mouthpiece for the UN, at the expense of other Palestinian ...

Yemen lashes out at UAE, Iran in UN speech

The New Arab

Yemen lashes out at UAE, Iran in UN speech

Yemen's foreign minister Mohammed Abdullah al-Hadrami lashed out at the Houthi rebels, Iran and the UAE during his speech at the UN General ...

Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan pledge launch of anti-Islamophobia TV channel

The New Arab

Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan pledge launch of anti-Islamophobia TV channel

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced trilateral plans for the launch of a TV channel to 'set the record straight' on Islam.

Erdogan refuses to sit with Sisi for UN lunch

The New Arab

Erdogan refuses to sit with Sisi for UN lunch

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir at the United Nations after refusing to join a lunch table when he saw Trump sitting next ...

'Leave!': Pro-democracy protests follow Sisi outside New York hotel

The New Arab

'Leave!': Pro-democracy protests follow Sisi outside New York hotel

Diaspora Egyptians have protested outside the hotel of President Abdelfattah al-Sisi as he arrived in New York.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can 'strategic ally' Pakistan help defuse Saudi Aramco tensions?

After the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco, Imran Khan's visit to the kingdom has strategic significance and can hold further implications for other crises in the region such as Kashmir.

Marcus Montgomery

Trump's leadership void on Iran

Comment: Trump is obsessed with a 'win' on Iran, but but has neither the capacity nor vision to make it happen, writes Marcus Montgomery.

The New Arab & agencies

Germany, Saudi Arabia mend ties after Lebanon row

Saudi Arabia fumed over Berlin's criticism following Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's allegedly forced resignation 10 months ago.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan at UN rails against sanctions 'as weapons'

The Turkish president implicitly accused the US of creating chaos.

Another Middle East-heavy <em>UNGA</em>: Five issues to watch

James Reinl

Another Middle East-heavy UNGA: Five issues to watch

What to expect this week from the UN podium and the from the private side meetings - where the real deals are always made.

The New Arab

Saudi-led offensive 'causing mass civilian casualties' in Yemen's Hodeida

Civilian casualties have increased by 164 percent since pro-government forces, backed by Saudi coalition air strikes, launched an assault on ...

Ending UNRWA aid doesn't end the right of return

Ahmed Abu Artema

Ending UNRWA aid doesn't end the right of return

Comment: The most sacred of Palestinian rights does not gain its standing from the whims of a US president, but from international law, writes ...

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Rose Worden

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Comment: John Bolton's opposition to the International Criminal Court puts him in the same camp as some of the world's worst war criminals, ...

India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Comment: India has traditionally been an ardent advocate of Palestinian rights. It must not allow closer ties with Israel to endanger this, ...

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