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Washington last year removed a decades-old arms embargo on Cyprus, defying Turkish opposition.

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, writes Nima Gerami.

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

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 country's socioeconomic divide.

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran <em>arms</em> embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing ...

Mega <em>arms</em> deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

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 & agencies

Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE donating no ...

The New Arab

Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses ...

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi <em>arms</em> sales

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied committing an act of retaliation by firing an internal watchdog, who lawmakers said was probing both ...

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 ...

Turkey threatens Washington if US ends Cyprus <em>arms</em> embargo

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey threatens Washington if US ends Cyprus arms embargo

The Turkish foreign ministry has vowed to respond to 'initaitives against Turkey' as the US congress votes to end an arms embargo on ...

Video emerges of Labour's Corbyn criticising BBC 'pro-Israel bias'

The New Arab

Video emerges of Labour's Corbyn criticising BBC 'pro-Israel bias'

The clip resurfaced online on Friday after being originally filmed when Corbyn was a backbench member of parliament in 2011.

Presidential candidates open to leveraging US support for Israel

Yousef Munayyer

Presidential candidates open to leveraging US support for Israel

Comment: A 2020 Democrat victory could see a new US administration willing to condition aid to Israel, writes Yousef Munayyer.

Syria Weekly: Syria's north is up for grabs

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Syria's north is up for grabs

Turkey, the SDF, IS, and Russian-backed Syrian regime are vying for territory in northern Syria.

The New Arab

UK's Johnson accuses Iran for Saudi Aramco oil attacks

Britain's prime minister pointed towards Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil installations, in comments made ahead of a meeting with Iran's president in New York.

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh says Iran attack would be 'act of war'

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said if Iran carried out the attack on Aramco, it would be considered an act of war.

The New Arab

Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf 'insecurity'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the presence of foreign forces creates "insecurity" in the Gulf, after the US ordered the ...

Paul Iddon

China is 'heavily contributing' to Middle East drone proliferation

China has supplied armed drones to several Middle East countries, contributing greatly to the proliferation of these weapons in the troubled ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthis escalate attacks, infiltrate Saudi kingdom

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis escalate attacks, infiltrate Saudi kingdom

This week we look at Houthi claims of infiltrating the Saudi kingdom, Riyadh's ballistic missile programme, a pause in Saudi-Iranian rivalry, ...

The New Arab

China 'helping Saudi Arabia develop ballistic missiles' says US

China is helping Saudi Arabia develop ballistic missiles, US intelligence believes.

US agrees deal to sell F-16 aircraft to Morocco

Mustapha El Bouabi

US agrees deal to sell F-16 aircraft to Morocco

The US State Department has agreed on a possible sale of F-16C/D aircraft to Morocco as well as upgrades of the country’s current fleet.

Saudi long-range missile factory sparks fears over weapons proliferation

Paul Iddon

Saudi long-range missile factory sparks fears over weapons proliferation

Comment: There are worrying signs that ballistic missile proliferation in the Middle East is spiralling out of control, writes Paul Iddon.

Disgraced Trump ex-adviser behind 'illegal, immoral' Saudi nuclear plan

The New Arab & agencies

Disgraced Trump ex-adviser behind 'illegal, immoral' Saudi nuclear plan

Senior officials in the Trump administration pushed a project to share nuclear technology with Riyadh despite despite repeated objections from ...

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