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The incumbent US president made a rare appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

Trump's national security advisor, Robert O'Brien said ending the Qatar blockade is a top priority for the outgoing administration.

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in prison, writes Alainna Liloia.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

Pro-reunification moderate Mustafa Akinci will face Ankara-backed nationalist Ersin Tatar in the race for the Turkish Cypriot presidency, which ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish, Greek FMs hold first talks since Mediterranean tensions

The talks were held the sidelines of a security forum in Slovakia's capital Bratislava.

Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn

How to share a river

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary ...

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.

The New Arab Staff

Saudis bombard finance minister with questions over VAT hike

Saudis frustrated at austerity measures refused to let the country's finance minister off the hook during a virtual investor conference.

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

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

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil threatening to further undercut his popularity.

The New Arab Staff

Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

Some 178,000 applications to leave the kingdom were made within a period of just over a month.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

Saudi Arabia is expected to either largely scale back or cancel the annual pilgrimage as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.

The New Arab & agencies

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

It's time to reform the UN

Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

It's time to reform the UN

Comment: The world has changed and the UN failed to keep up. It must abandon the old mindset and move in new, potentially uncomfortable ...

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

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