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A gas tank explosion killed one person and injured two others in Beirut's Achrafieh district just hours after a deadly blast in a bakery in the capital

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

Iran industrial zone explosion kills one

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Iran industrial zone explosion kills one

The explosion at the Isfahan facility killed one.

Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

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Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah said that Donald Trump has abandoned his support for blockading countries.

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Giorgio Cafiero

Naming Qatar a major non-NATO ally

Analysis: The move would be a huge boost to the US-Qatar partnership and another reminder of how the blockade has failed to drive a wedge ...

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 might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

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Greece to buy new planes, frigates amid Turkey tensions

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

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Powerful explosion rocks health clinic in Iranian capital

At least 19 people have been killed after an explosion rocked the Iranian capital on Tuesday evening, state media reported.

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Tehran blast caused by gas explosion, Iran authorities say

The Iranian defence ministry says that an explosion at an industrial gas tank, which caused no casualties, was the cause of a ...

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

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US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Nicholas Frakes

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

Oil drops below $20 barrel mark in 18-year low

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Oil drops below $20 barrel mark in 18-year low

US oil has dropped below $20 a barrel, impacted by the coronavirus crisis and over production.

Palestinians hit the streets to protest Trump's peace plan

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Palestinians hit the streets to protest Trump's peace plan

Palestinian protesters across the West Bank were engulfed by tear gas as Israeli soldiers clamped down on the demonstrations.

Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

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Turkey and Russia unite to urge Libya ceasefire

Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in war-torn Libya, starting from midnight on Sunday.

Israel's environment minister calls green activists 'ignorant charlatans'

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Israel's environment minister calls green activists 'ignorant charlatans'

Speaking at an environmental conference in Tel Aviv, Israel's environment minister accused climate change activists of trying to mislead the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin visits Turkey to talk Libya, Syria and gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Turkey for the symbolic opening of the TurkStream pipeline, following his first trip to Damascus since the Syrian war began.

Kaamil Ahmed

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Feature: Where there was once a forest, barren hills now house hundreds of thousands in the world's largest refugee camp.

Stasa Salacanin

Saudi Aramco shifts to new 'crude to chemical' strategy

Saudi energy giant Aramco is undergoing a strategic transformation responding to shifts in the global energy sector.

The New Arab & agencies

Tens of thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border

Tens of thousands of Gazans gathered at the Israeli border to mark a year since protests erupted there, testing a fragile truce 10 days ahead of ...

Palestinian wounded in Gaza protest dies from injuries

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Palestinian wounded in Gaza protest dies from injuries

At least 254 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests began in March 2018, the majority shot during weekly border ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli soldiers open fire on Gaza protesters

Israeli forces have opened fire on protesters on the Gaza border during Friday demonstrations.

Jordan blast leaves one sergeant dead, six injured

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Jordan blast leaves one sergeant dead, six injured

A Jordanian gendarmerie tasked with guarding the Fuheis Festival was killed in an explosion whiles six others have been injured.

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Imran Khan: The changing face of Pakistan's Gulf relations

Comment: Pakistan's new prime minister Imran Khan hopes to avoid taking sides in the divisive politics of the Gulf region, but that's no easy ...

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

The New Arab Meets: A Palestinian craftsman who is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot ...

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