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The US Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea.

US special envoy for <em>Yemen</em> to visit Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

US special envoy for Yemen to visit Saudi Arabia

The US' special envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, is visiting Saudi Arabia in an effort to discuss de-escalation efforts.

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential ...

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

The New Arab Staff

Houthis claim drone strike on ‘sensitive’ targets in Riyadh

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for an alleged drone attack on 'sensitive and important' targets in Riyadh.

Paul Iddon

Will Biden really curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Comment: Given Yemen's complex conflict, Biden's administration should not try to take control, but instead focus on bringing the ...

Aniqah Choudhri

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Comment: Taking away over half of Yemen's aid budget while still providing the weapons of war is beyond contempt, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Eldar Mamedov

How Europe is undermining Biden's Middle East agenda

Comment: France, UK and Germany are undermining US efforts to reinstate the Iran nuclear deal. If this impasse is not resolved soon, it will ...

Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

The New Arab Staff

Washington mulls suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia: report

US may only sell defensive weapons to Saudi Arabia, which has been criticised for alleged human rights abuses in Yemen.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement <em>in</em> <em>Yemen</em> 'not enough'

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic ...

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Health expert warns over <em>Yemen</em> virus jab delivery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

The ongoing conflict and the destruction of infrastructure is expected to severely impact the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The New Arab Staff

Yemen in Focus: Women's group demands participation in government

This week we focus on a women's movement that calls for the right to political participation.

US hits Chechen leader, Yemenis, Haitians with sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US hits Chechen leader, Yemenis, Haitians with sanctions

The sanctions target six Russian companies and five individuals that are part of the Chechen strongman's network, as well as five security ...

<em>Yemen</em> government calls for Houthi 'terror' designation

The New Arab Staff

Yemen government calls for Houthi 'terror' designation

Yemen's Houthi rebels should be placed on International Terror lists, the country's presidency has said.

5 south <em>Yemen</em> separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

5 south Yemen separatists killed by suspected AQAP gunmen

Five south Yemen separatists were killed by Al Qaeda militants in Abyan province on Monday.

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