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Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

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

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

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Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

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UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

The UAE has embarked on a sweeping government reshuffle.

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN's ex-Libya envoy slams 'hypocrisy' of Security Council members

The United Nations' former Libya envoy Ghassan Salame announced his resignation in March, citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking up the post.

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UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's ...

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Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

Turkish and Greek leaders discussed the potential of opening borders as well as the Covid-19 outbreak on Friday, in a rare call despite tensions.

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Tunisian president hits out at foreign interference

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Tuesday criticised foreign intervention in his country and warned against efforts to divide neighbouring Libya.

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

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.

UN Security Council announces meeting on Israeli annexation plans

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UN Security Council announces meeting on Israeli annexation plans

The United Nations will discuss Israel's decision to annex parts of the West Bank, which has been heavily criticised by the international ...

Senior US Democrats oppose Israeli annexations in joint statement

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Senior US Democrats oppose Israeli annexations in joint statement

Three top Democrats in the US Senate have released a joint statement condemning Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

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UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

UNHRC will investigate systemic racism and discrimination against Black people, stopping short of a more intensive investigation singling out ...

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

On Tuesday, representatives of the KNC and a PYD-led coalition of Kurdish parties "concluded the first stage of Kurdish unity negotiations and ...

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Somalia and breakaway state Somaliland hold talks

The talks are taking place in Djibouti, chaired by the country's President Ismail Omar Guelleh, while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is also attending, according to his Twitter account.

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Ethiopian general threatens military force to defend Nile dam

General Birhanu Jula, the deputy chief of Ethiopia’s army, said that Ethiopia will 'defend itself by force and will not negotiate over its right ...

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

Sam Hamad

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Comment: Sisi's counter-revolutionary track record and Haftar's war on Tripoli put their overtures to peace on very shaky ground, writes Sam ...

Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

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Morocco diplomat leaves Algeria over 'enemy' remarks

"The consul of Morocco has left the country at Algeria's request," spokesman Mohand Oussaid Belaid said.

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Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

'No response' to Gulf reconciliation effort, Qatar says

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'No response' to Gulf reconciliation effort, Qatar says

Qatar's foreign minister said there has been no response yet to its US-sponsored reconciliation initiative with its Gulf neighbours who have ...

Sheepish on annexation, Canada shouldn't be awarded UN seat

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Sheepish on annexation, Canada shouldn't be awarded UN seat

Comment: Canada is failing to uphold any semblance of respect for international law, a seat at the UN's top table should be out of the question, ...

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

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