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

Saudi Arabia could be set for a new relationship with the US, if Joe Biden win's next month's election.

Biden 'to take tougher stance' on rights abuser Sisi

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Biden 'to take tougher stance' on rights abuser Sisi

In a recent letter reviewed by The Washington Post, US lawmakers signal Sisi's rights violation 'will not be tolerated' if Biden wins the presidency.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

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Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

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Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

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US government shuts down Iran-linked 'fake news' sites

The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

Turkey to begin human trials on 3 coronavirus vaccines

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Turkey to begin human trials on 3 coronavirus vaccines

Turkey says it is progressing in the development of its own Covid-19 vaccines, alongside trials of foreign ones.

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Marc Owen Jones

Jamal Khashoggi's legacy: A vision worth defending

Comment: Jamal Khashoggi had a vision of freedom and democracy in the Arab region. The need to fight for it is now greater than ever, writes ...

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

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Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US signs 10-year military cooperation pact with Tunisia

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper has signed a 10-year military cooperation agreement on a visit to Tunisia amid a continuing extremist threat in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long bloody rivalry

A summary of the key issues surrounding Armenia and Azerbaijan's conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Clashes between Azerbaijan, Armenia leave at least 23 dead

Clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region have claimed at least 23 lives, as Turkey vowed to support ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sisi warns against ‘instability’ in Egypt following protests

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned of ‘instability’ in Egypt after protests against his authoritarian rule broke out in ...

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'It is clear Lukashenko has to go': France's Macron

Macron has backed the EU's decision not to recognise Lukashenko as the country's president.

Turkey blasts Pelosi's 'ignorance' about democracy

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Turkey blasts Pelosi's 'ignorance' about democracy

Turkey was offended after US Democrat Nancy Pelosi implied Turkey is a dictatorship.

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Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Marc Owen Jones

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an ...

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

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