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The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

The New Arab Staff

China helping Saudi Arabia expand its nuclear programme

China is the latest player in Saudi Arabia's nuclear programme.

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.

Iran <em>arms</em> embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning ...

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

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 countries that ...

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 ...

British MPs 'outraged' over <em>arms</em> <em>sales</em> 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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

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

The New Arab Staff

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

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

UK to resume Saudi <em>arms</em> <em>sales</em> despite humanitarian outcry

The New Arab Staff

UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international ...

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

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

Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign <em>arms</em> <em>sales</em>

The New Arab Staff

Trump mulls ending congressional review of foreign arms sales

Donald Trump may put an end to a decades-long practise of reviewing arms sales to foreign governments over humanitarian ...

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.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli arms sales $7.2 bn in 2019: ministry

The head of Israel's International Defence Cooperation Directorate, Yair Kulas, said the novel coronavirus pandemic was likely to impact this ...

The New Arab Staff

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The UK has been accused of continued arms sales to the Kingdom despite a court ruling to district the trade.

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

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.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

Riyadh continues buying up <em>arms</em> despite harsh austerity measures

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.

US shares UN embargo bid on Iran with Russia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US shares UN embargo bid on Iran with Russia

The US has shared a draft resolution with Russia, ahead of the rest of the UN Security Council, in a bid to reach a agreement to extend Iran's ...

Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

The New Arab

Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

A department official and close friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the former inspector general to halt an investigation ...

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