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The UN special envoy on Myanmar on Friday demanded an end to the military's 'repression' of protesters

Iraq sends request to UN to monitor delayed elections

The New Arab Staff

Iraq sends request to UN to monitor delayed elections

The Iraqi foreign minister has requested the UN monitor upcoming elections.

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

The New Arab Staff

Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

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

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

The New Arab Staff

US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

Despite expanding its military presence in Syria and the Middle East, Moscow is not facing US retribution for its support of the Assad regime.

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 ...

US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says photos show Russian arms supplies to Libya

The Pentagon released satellite photographs that it said shows Russian-backed Wagner-supplied military equipment 'on the front lines' of the ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Cash-strapped Lebanon is weighing its response to a new US sanctions law targeting the Syrian regime.

US shares proposal to 'indefinitely' extend Iran arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US shares proposal to 'indefinitely' extend Iran arms embargo

US Ambassador Kelly Kraft said she has shared a draft of a UNSCR with Russia that would extend an arms embargo against Iran.

Russia and China clash with UN over Syria aid

The New Arab & agencies

Russia and China clash with UN over Syria aid

Russia and China, Assad's allies, opposed a draft submitted to the UN Security Council, calling for a fifth border crossing and a year long ...

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

Pakistan called for an urgent UNSCR meeting regarding occupied Kashmir as fears of a genocidal war by India looms.

The New Arab

11 Security Council members urge Idlib ceasefire

Kuwait, Belgium, the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Equatorial Guinea, Poland, Ivory Coast, Peru, Dominical Republic and France expressed concern at the bloodshed in Syria's Idlib.

The New Arab

US warns Iran against space mission

Washington alleges that Iran's space mission is cover for testing an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How successful is the anti-ISIS Global Coalition?

Comment: While IS might be losing some territorial control, the US continues to pursue a failed strategy in the global fight against violent ...

Zak Brophy

World response to atrocities by states and groups ‘shameful'

The Arab world featured prominently in Amnesty International's annual report in which the rights group described the response of world leaders ...

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