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Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of Trump's anti-Palestinian policies appears rather

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

PA <em>to</em> halt prisoner funds <em>to</em> mend <em>US</em> relations

The New Arab Staff

PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump administration planning to designate Yemen’s Houthis 'terrorists': report

To exert more pressure on Iran, which backs Yemen's Houthi rebels, the Trump administration is considering designating the group ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for ...

UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

UNRWA runs schools and provides health services as well as other humanitarian aid to an estimated 5.7 million Palestinians ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through ...

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

<em>Israel</em> 'refuses' Belgium demand <em>to</em> compensate demolished homes

The New Arab Staff

Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

Belgium has asked Israel to compensate for four homes it has demolished in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians in Lebanon rejoice at Trump's presidential defeat

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians in Lebanon rejoice at Trump's presidential defeat

Palestinians in Lebanon had gathered to celebrate Donald Trump's election loss.

The New Arab Staff

Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

Mahmoud Abbas has sent covert communications to Biden stating he is willing to return to US-brokered peace talks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN agency 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

Palestinian staff at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) cannot be paid due to a ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the ...

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

UAE plan <em>to</em> 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers pray for Trump at occupied Hebron mosque

Israeli settler leaders held prayers for a Trump victory in upcoming US presidential elections at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Trump says <em>US</em> allies 'worse than the enemy'

The New Arab Staff

Trump says US allies 'worse than the enemy'

As the US presidential election reaches its final stages, Donald Trump raised eyebrows after he seemingly attacked his own allies ...

Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

The New Arab Staff

Trump invites anti-immigrant campaigner Nigel Farage on campaign trail

The US president invited the Brexit Party founder on to the stage at a campaign rally in Arizona despite Covid-19 restrictions ...

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