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Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

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The Iraq Report: Deadly terror in Baghdad suicide bombings

While there is obvious fury at the Islamic State, Iraqis have also expressed outrage at security forces and pro-Iran militias whom they blame for Iraq's endemic insecurity.

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

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 efforts ...

Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine <em>aid</em> from World Bank

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon to receive Covid vaccine aid from World Bank

The World Bank has approved a reallocation of US$34 million to support Lebanon's vaccination programme.

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Israelis express hope and concern after Biden’s inauguration

As President Biden starts his term in office, Israelis are wondering what the future holds for Israel-US relations.

The New Arab Staff

Trump's 'time ran out' for Mauritania, Indonesia normalisation deals

The two Muslim-majority nations were 'next in line' to normalise ties with Israel, two senior officials said this week.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cool welcome for Biden in Gulf amid uncertainty

Gulf nations congratulated President Biden on his inauguration, but are waiting to see what steps he will take regarding Iran.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

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New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How Gulf reconciliation could impact the Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The New Arab Staff

Israel injures Palestinian man during overnight attacks on Gaza

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to review Houthi terrorist designation, support for Saudi

Joe Biden's upcoming administration will review categorising Houthi rebels as terrorists.

Biden to keep Jerusalem embassy but seek Palestinian state

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Biden to keep Jerusalem embassy but seek Palestinian state

President-elect Joe Biden will not reverse Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital but will seek a state for the ...

Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

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Biden State pick to review Yemen Houthi terrorist label

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for secretary of state said the incoming administration will revisit the terrorist designation of Yemen's ...

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US soldier charged with plotting attack on 9/11 Memorial

A US soldier was arrested for allegedly trying to help the Islamic State attack targets that include the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, after three days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 ...

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between Saturday and ...

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

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Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden's pick for national security advisor, tweeted that designating the Iran-aligned Houthis as terrorists would "impede ...

Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

The New Arab Staff

Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority ...

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

Gaia Caramazza

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should ...

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

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