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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.

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

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 ...

Campaigners legally challenge to UK over <em>arms</em> sales

The New Arab Staff

Campaigners legally challenge to UK over arms sales

Anti-arms campaigners in the UK have filed a judicial review of the decision to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

Palestinian leaders strongly condemned the deal, echoing their rejection of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain signed in Washington last month.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Brooke Anderson

How Arab American voters could swing Michigan against Trump

In-depth: The Arab American vote could play a crucial role in the battleground state of Michigan, with the community getting ready for close, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran to focus on selling weapons after embargo lifted

Iran has announced that it is more likely to sell weapons to other countries, rather than buy them, after the end of a longstanding UN ...

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

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

UK government accused of enabling Saudi warfare in Yemen

British MPs have urged the UK government to stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, accusing Downing Street of enabling the conflict and ...

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The New Arab Staff

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was ...

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

Trump plans executive order to punish Iran <em>arms</em> <em>trade</em>

The New Arab Staff

Trump plans executive order to punish Iran arms trade

Donald Trump is preparing an executive order for further sanctions against countries that violate the arms embargo against Iran.

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

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

'Censored videos show' Saudi pilots training on UK sites

The UK's Ministry of Defence is refusing to release footage of the training of Saudi military pilots, saying it would reveal their 'effectiveness and capability'.

The New Arab Staff

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

Malia Bouattia

Muslim-British refusenik exposes UK's total complicity in Yemen war

Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is ...

F-35 hiccup on road to Israel-UAE accord

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

F-35 hiccup on road to Israel-UAE accord

The tentative alliance between Israel and the UAE could be on the rocks over the sale of possible F-35s to the Emirates.

The New Arab Staff

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

A British soldier under investigation by military police over a demonstration he attended against the war in Yemen spoke to The New Arab about ...

Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

Courtney Freer

Will Saudi follow suit and normalise relations with Israel?

Comment: Saudi Arabia may normalise relations with Israel eventually, but it has different, more complex set of considerations to the UAE, ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

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'.

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