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US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

Following gunfire in the capital of Niger, soldiers have been arrested and accused of attempting to launch a coup, ahead of the inauguration.

Gunfire heard near presidency in Niger capital: residents

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Gunfire heard near presidency in Niger capital: residents

Heavy and light gunfire has erupted in the capital of Niger, ahead of the new president taking office.

Israeli police prepare for parliament incursions by Netanyahu supporters

The New Arab Staff

Israeli police prepare for parliament incursions by Netanyahu supporters

Israeli police have trained in anticipation of a Capitol riot-like storming of the Knesset by far-right activists in the event of a Netanyahu ...

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

Libyan transitional prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah will be officially sworn in after parliament approved his cabinet last week

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new ...

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Saudi Arabia is attempting to clean up its act as it braces for a policy reset in Washington.

Marc Owen Jones

Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes ...

Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu rebukes Washington for hints at reversing Golan recognition

The latest spat between Washington and Tel Aviv tells of early cracks in the relationship between the new Biden administration and America's ...

In Iran standoff, Biden says <em>US</em> won't lift sanctions

The New Arab Staff

In Iran standoff, Biden says US won't lift sanctions

As Biden settles in to his new title as US president, one of the first ports of call is to confront Iran and the nuclear deal left in ...

Biden: <em>US</em> won't unilaterally lift sanctions on Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden: US won't unilaterally lift sanctions on Iran

Biden has made clear he will not unilaterally lift sanctions against Iran, saying it must first adhere to its nuclear deal commitments despite ...

Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump parts with impeachment lawyers a week before trial

A week before his impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump has parted ways with his lead lawyers.

Giorgio Cafiero

Why all the mudslinging against Iran envoy Robert Malley?

Comment: Biden's pick signals a determination to get negotiations with Iran back on track, despite objections from vocal Iran hawks in Washington and the Middle East, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For some Muslims, hope, uncertainty after travel ban lifted

The lifting of the 'Muslim ban' provided hope for many, but thousands were rejected visas over its nearly four-year course with no idea whether ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sanders, with mittens pic, raises $1.8 million for charity

The Inauguration Day photograph of a mitten-clad, glamor-defying Bernie Sanders has garnered $1.8 million for charity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US issues terror alert over right-wing extremists

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a nationwide terror alert on Wednesday over a potential threat from extremists opposed to ...

Iran says Israel waging 'psychological war'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says Israel waging 'psychological war'

An Iranian official claimed Israel was waging a 'psychological war' as

The New Arab Staff

Israel military 'preparing plans' against Iran

An Israeli expert revealed that the military has plans against Iran as the US plans new talks with Tehran.

Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave Iran

The New Arab Staff

Iranian-American arrested on spying charges trying to leave Iran

An Iranian-American man is one of several who have been arrested on spying charges as he tried to leave Tehran.

<em>US</em> suspends sanctions on Yemen Houthi to boost aid

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US suspends sanctions on Yemen Houthi to boost aid

Joe Biden's administration froze US sanctions on dealing with Yemen's Houthi rebels for one month as it reviews a terrorist designation ...

Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Johnson, Biden discuss 'deepening alliance': PM's office

Johnson congratulated Biden on his inauguration and "the two leaders looked forward to deepening the close alliance between our ...

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