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Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes Jillian Kestler D'amours.

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi <em>deals</em>

Josh Ruebner

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege relations with Saudi Arabia, writes Josh Ruebner.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Denmark sold <em>arms</em> to UAE despite Yemen war ban

The New Arab

Denmark sold arms to UAE despite Yemen war ban

Military hardware developed by Terma, a Danish aerospace and defence manufacturer, found its way into Emirati warships, even after Denmark ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

The New Arab

UAE supplying Libya's Haftar with Israeli air defences

The UAE has provided Haftar with advanced air defence systems from Israel in an attempt to salvage the warlord's Tripoli offensive which has ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

International Crisis Group

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

Comment: The Syrian regime's campaign to retake Idlib threatens devastating levels of death and displacement. Syria and Russia must conclude an ...

Turkish soldiers among 10 killed by Syria car bomb

The New Arab

Turkish soldiers among 10 killed by Syria car bomb

Ankara has strongly condemned a suspected YPG car bomb which killed three Turkish soldiers and seven allied Syrian fighters at a traffic stop in ...

Paul Iddon

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Iraq is considering the purchase of yet more long-range missiles from Russia amid American and Iranian strikes on its soil.

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

Narjas Zatat

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

As China gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the country continues to face accusations of horrific human rights abuses against its Uighur ...

Libyan warlord Haftar declares 'jihad' over possible Turkish intervention

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan warlord Haftar declares 'jihad' over possible Turkish intervention

Haftar has called on "men and women, soldiers and civilians" to take up arms.

Trump warns Turkey against 'interference' after Libya vote

The New Arab

Trump warns Turkey against 'interference' after Libya vote

Turkey's parliament approved the deployment of troops to support Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday.

Haftar asks Egypt's Sisi for military support

The New Arab

Haftar asks Egypt's Sisi for military support

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar told Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi that if Egypt sent troops to support his fighters, they would ...

Paul Iddon

Russia makes significant arms deals in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to reestablish his country as a major exporter of arms to the region, much to the ire of the United States.

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia is open for business, not political activism

Comment: More arrests in Saudi Arabia signal that the crown prince only has eyes for an economic agenda, as political space continues to ...

Lyndon Peters

Egyptians are living in poverty underwritten by western institutions

Comment: Understanding poverty in Egypt requires looking beyond Sisi and the military, and considering the harmful role of international ...

The New Arab

UK arms sales to Riyadh doubled since Yemen war

Government data showed that London licensed £5.3mn worth of arms sales to Riyadh from March 2015 until March 2019, amounting to almost ...

US warns Egypt of sanctions over Russian warplanes purchase

The New Arab

US warns Egypt of sanctions over Russian warplanes purchase

The US has warned Egypt that it could face sanctions under US law if it follows through with a decision to buy 20 Russian Sukhoi 35 warplanes.

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous <em>arms</em> industry

Paul Iddon

Turkey's ever-growing indigenous arms industry

Ankara is making substantial headway toward making the Turkish armed forces largely indigenous and self-sufficient.

Persian envy: Saudi Arabia wants to also enrich uranium

The New Arab & agencies

Persian envy: Saudi Arabia wants to also enrich uranium

Saudi Arabia's energy minister has said that Riyadh is looking to enrich uranium - a prospect which would complicate matters for the kingdom's ...

Deafening silence as Israel strikes multiple Arab states

Sana Uqba

Deafening silence as Israel strikes multiple Arab states

In recent months, Israel has ventured beyond its usual battlefields, conducting multiple airstrikes in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon and even ...

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