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A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen war.

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

'Makes no difference': Saudi minister slams German <em>arms</em> ban

The New Arab Staff

'Makes no difference': Saudi minister slams German arms ban

Saudi's foreign affairs minister said the Kingdom does not need German military equipment, as the European country prepares to once again discuss the ban of arms exports to Saudi.

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy ...

Armenia calls for Turkey <em>arms</em> embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The New Arab Staff

Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Yerevan claims Canadian technology was found in a downed Turkish drone.

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

Turkey has reacted angrily to Canada’s decision to suspend arms exports to Ankara over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, accusing ...

Ibtisam Azem

Germany's FM in wide-ranging conversation with The New Arab

The German foreign minister spoke to The New Arab about the Middle East during the high level General Assembly meetings at the UN.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

Trudeau urged to stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Trudeau urged to stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia

After a UN panel stated Canada has been fuelling the conflict in Yemen, a coalition of Canadian organisations urged Prime Minister Justin ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

US revises UN resolution to extend Iran <em>arms</em> embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's <em>arms</em>

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Turkish army seizes PKK ammunition cache in northern Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Turkish army seizes PKK ammunition cache in northern Iraq

The haul includes scores of AK-47 rifles, shot guns and anti-aircraft gun ammunition.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime.

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

Hundreds of Sudanese protested outside the UAE embassy in Khartoum, accusing Abu Dhabi of luring them into fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar's ...

The New Arab Staff

UK 'improperly' selling spyware to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The UK has sold nearly $100 million worth of spyware to authoritarian governments despite rules preventing security exports to ...

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating ...

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

British MPs 'outraged' over <em>arms</em> sales to Saudi Arabia

Sana Uqba

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi <em>arms</em> sales

The New Arab Staff

Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

There is growing opposition to US arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East <em>arms</em> market

Paul Iddon

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

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