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US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled the twin explosions in the capital.

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

Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

The New Arab Staff

Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

The newly revealed documents show how Israeli officials proposed offering Palestinians money to 'relocate' to the South American country.

US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

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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'.

Biden 'removed condemnation of Israeli occupation from campaign'

The New Arab Staff

Biden 'removed condemnation of Israeli occupation from campaign'

Biden allegedly told his advisors not to include “any reference to Israeli occupation” into a draft of his campaign’s platform days before it ...

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US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime minister.

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Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

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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.

US envoy to Israel: A hardliner on annexation?

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US envoy to Israel: A hardliner on annexation?

A fervent supporter of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the US envoy to Israel has emerged as a central figure in the uncertainty ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rocket fired at Baghdad airport following string of attacks

A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted ...

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

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Netanyahu doubted Kushner’s ability to lead peace plan: Bolton

John Bolton claims PM Benjamin Netanyahu was shocked at the appointment of Trump's son-in-law and special advisor Jared Kushner to lead the peace plan efforts.

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Yemen in Focus: Saudi-led coalition continues to kill children

Human Rights Watch has slammed as 'shameful' a move by the United Nations to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist of ...

The New Arab Staff

US threatens UAE with sanctions over normalisation with Syria

James Jeffrey said that UAE's normalisation bid with the Assad regime was 'a bad idea', signalling that Emirati businesses will be hit with ...

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo in Israel for talks on West Bank annexations

Mike Pompeo lashed out at Iran following his arrival in Israel for a rare mid-pandemic trip for talks with Netanyahu and Gantz on the impending ...

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

The New Arab

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The New Arab & agencies

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The US is reportedly removing two batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles as well as fighter equipment and 300 troops stationed in Saudi ...

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