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

World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN sanctions on Tehran were back in force.

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Mark Fitzpatrick

Pompeo doubles down after failed Iran arms embargo extension

Comment: Pompeo's efforts to restore all sanctions on Iran and to thereby kill the JCPOA has created chaos at the UN Security Council, writes ...

Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed 'great hopes that America will fail' in a televised meeting of his cabinet on Wednesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

The New Arab Staff

China-Iran proceed with $400 billion deal despite US opposition

Beijing and Tehran are likely to go ahead with a far-reaching, 25 year deal despite staunch US opposition.

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nile dam dispute spills onto social media

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

The New Arab Staff

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens in Sudan protest against new UN mission

The UN Security Council last week approved a new political mission, the Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), mandating it to help Sudan's transition to democratic rule.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib at peace for now, after deal

After punishing Turkish strikes on Syrian regime positions forced a truce, Idlib has some respite. The question is, how long will it last?

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians welcome UN's blacklisting of companies operating in settlements

The UN released a list of companies complicit in violating Palestinian human rights, in the first-ever international attempt to name and shame ...

The New Arab & agencies

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

A new round of violence on the southern outskirts of the Libyan capital on Thursday left civilians dead and wounded.

Palestinian President Abbas rejects Trump peace plan at UN

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian President Abbas rejects Trump peace plan at UN

Palestinians took to the streets as President Mahmoud Abbas echoed rejections of the Deal of the Century at the United Nations.

The New Arab

Guterres: UN 'committed' to Palestinian state on pre-1967 lines

Speaking exclusively to The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site, Antonio Guterres said that the UN remained committed to its resolutions ...

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

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 ...

Draft UN resolution condemns Israeli annexation, Trump peace plan

The New Arab & agencies

Draft UN resolution condemns Israeli annexation, Trump peace plan

A UN resolution tabled by Tunisia formally condemns Israel's plans to annex part of the West Bank.

EU diplomat to visit Iran amid nuclear deal crisis

The New Arab & agencies

EU diplomat to visit Iran amid nuclear deal crisis

Joseph Borrell will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani among other senior officials during his two-day trip.

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