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

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance alive, writes Michal Kranz.

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.

Trump eases controls on armed drone exports

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.

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

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

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

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy approves warship sale to Egypt despite student murder

Italy has approved the sale of two warships to Egypt, and could offer further arms deals, despite the gruesome 2016 murder of Italian ...

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

The New Arab Staff

Riyadh continues buying up arms despite harsh austerity measures

Saudi Arabia shows no signs of halting arms purchases despite austerity measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

The New Arab

UK 'must stop' investing pension funds in Israeli firms

UK Local Government Pension Schemes have invested more than £2 billion in companies that aid Israel's occupation.

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

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 ...

Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

The New Arab

Cash-strapped Venezuela sends tons of gold to Iran

Crisis hit Venezuela has payed Iran nine tons of gold in exchange for help to rebuild its troubled oil industry.

Less than zero: The great US oil crash

Paul McLoughlin

Less than zero: The great US oil crash

A price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has seen US oil prices crash.

The New Arab

BAE sold $19 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia

The UK's BAE Systems sold £15 billion worth of arms and services to Saudi Arabia over five years, despite widespread condemnation of the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen.

The New Arab & agencies

Canada looks to reinstate Saudi arms sales agreement

Canada has renegotiated a $14bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia after patching over recent tensions, marking a u-turn for liberal PM ...

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

The New Arab

Arab Americans rally behind Bernie Sanders in Michigan

Michigan’s Arab American community laid on a traditional dabke dance for Bernie Sanders at his rally in Dearborn ahead of the primary vote on 10 ...

Belgian region halts <em>arms</em> sales to Saudi defence ministry

The New Arab & agencies

Belgian region halts arms sales to Saudi defence ministry

The Minister-President of a Belgian region refused an export license to the Saudi air force over 'the Yemen drama'.

The New Arab

Israel is using 'talking drones' to disperse Palestinian protests

Israel has long been accused of using the occupied West Bank as a testing ground for new technology.

Erdogan: Libya crisis cannot be solved by 'military means'

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan: Libya crisis cannot be solved by 'military means'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Libyan crisis could not be solved by "military means", after talks Sunday with his Algerian ...

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

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.

How British universities are fuelling Israel's human rights abuses

Anu Shukla

How British universities are fuelling Israel's human rights abuses

British universities invested an estimated £456m in companies claimed to be financing Israel's military industry, illegal settlement ...

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