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Hit hard by coronavirus, Iran will mark the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution with parades featuring cars and motorcycles instead of traditional marches and rallies

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UN, foreign missions sound alarm over Myanmar coup fears

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN, foreign missions sound alarm over Myanmar coup fears

Myanmar is a decade out of nearly 50 years of military rule, with a nascent democracy governed under a junta-authored constitution which dictates power-sharing between the administration and the generals.

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian ...

Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, despite sanctions, has routes to vaccines

As the Western world prepares Covid-19 vaccinations, Iran is struggling under the weight of pandemic cases.

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence over the regime, and anger with the Syrian dictator.

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of Iranians mark revolution anniversary amid US tensions

Iranians across the country are marching to remember the 1979 revolution as discontent with the government and foreign interference remains at ...

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, ...

The New Arab

Jordanian prince secretly meets Israeli president amid deteriorating relations

Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed, a senior advisor and envoy to Jordan’s King Abdullah was part of a high-level delegation which met Rivlin during a ...

<em>US</em> slaps sanctions as Iran marks 1979 <em>embassy</em> siege

The New Arab

US slaps sanctions as Iran marks 1979 embassy siege

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pointed to the embassy siege as the United States announced sanctions against nine aides to Ayatollah ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with 'Death to America'

Rallies also took place in several other cities four decades to the day after revolutionary students stormed the complex and seized dozens of ...

Iran's Khamenei rules out talks with <em>US</em>

The New Arab

Iran's Khamenei rules out talks with US

Just a day before the 40th anniversary of the hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali ...

Iranian student leader 'regrets' 1979 <em>US</em> <em>embassy</em> <em>takeover</em>

The New Arab

Iranian student leader 'regrets' 1979 US embassy takeover

The relationship between Iran and the US remains fraught after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal last year.

UAE-backed separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden

The New Arab & agencies

UAE-backed separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden

Preparations were also underway for a pullout by the UAE-trained fighters from the interior ministry and the Aden oil refinery.

Yemen in Focus: Separatists announce plans to <em>takeover</em> south

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Separatists announce plans to takeover south

This week we take a look at the unravelling events in Yemen's southern region, which has been rocked by a separatist takeover of Aden.

The New Arab

Yemen separatists prepared for Jeddah talks on Aden crisis

The Southern Transitional Council (STC), a major component of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, said it is ready to attend talks in Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab

Saudi-UAE military delegation lands in Aden after 'separatist coup'

A joint Saudi-Emirati military delegation arrived in Aden on Thursday to discuss the pullout of UAE-backed separatists who are threatening to ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Down with America': Tehran mobilises Iranians ahead of sanctions

Thousands of Iranians rallied in Tehran on Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the US Embassy takeover where ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition recruiting, striking deals with al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition, which has boasted of victories against al-Qaeda in Yemen, made secret deals with the militant group, an AP ...

<em>US</em> Jerusalem <em>embassy</em> vs. Nakba

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

US Jerusalem embassy vs. Nakba

Comment: The international community faces a critical decision: Continue courting right-wing extremism and bigotry in Trump and Netanyahu's ...

The New Arab & agencies

'President is safe' says Zimbabwe army after military takeover

Mugabe's decades-long grip on power in Zimbabwe was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare ...

Iran displays missile during anniversary of <em>US</em> <em>embassy</em> <em>takeover</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Iran displays missile during anniversary of US embassy takeover

Iran marks 1979 US embassy takeover anniversary on Saturday with a display of surface-to-surface missile amid ...

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Sam Hamad

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic ...

Top Trump envoy meets Israeli settler leaders

The New Arab & agencies

Top Trump envoy meets Israeli settler leaders

Donald Trump's Middle East negotiator met with key leaders of the Israeli settler movement amid fears that the two state solution is being ...

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