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Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up to other powers.

A journalist has been arrested and sentenced to a year in prison for criticising the state news agency on social media.

Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

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Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted presidential campaigns: Google

Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted the campaign staff of United States Democrat Joe Biden and President Donald Trump in the run up to the 2020 presidential election.

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The New Arab Staff

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Palestinian prisoners to wage hunger strike after phonecalls stopped

Florence Dixon

Palestinian prisoners to wage hunger strike after phonecalls stopped

A number of Palestinian detainees are set to launch a hunger strike, saying they have been deprived of any contact with their families since the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya government forces retake Tripoli airport from rival Haftar

Ceasefire talks resumed on Wednesday between Libya's rival powers as pro-government forces reclaimed the capital's international airport.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

The New Arab

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, despite Venezuela ...

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

The New Arab & agencies

US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

The US said it has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Kuwait.

Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

The New Arab & agencies

Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

A fourth Iranian tanker has arrived in Venezuela amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between the two countries.

Israeli cyber chief says attack on water systems thwarted

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Israeli cyber chief says attack on water systems thwarted

Israel's national cyber chief revealed that 'if the bad guys had succeeded' Israel would be facing a 'very big damage to the civilian ...

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey claims healthcare 'transformation' helped vanquish Covid-19

Turkey claims a healthcare transformation helped suppress coronavirus cases.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel rejects $1.5bn China water plant after US pressure

Israel has insisted the US did not influence its decision to award the $1.5 billion contract to a local firm.

The New Arab & agencies

Greece deploys hundreds of police to border with Turkey

Four hundred additional police have been sent to Greece's border with Turkey as a 'precautionary measure' against a potential influx of asylum ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian oil tanker arrives at Venezuela's largest refinery

The first of five Iranian tankers has arrived at Venezuela's main oil refinery, bringing gasoline and oil derivatives to help boost the ...

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

The New Arab

Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian ...

Tripoli forces seize another key town

The New Arab & agencies

Tripoli forces seize another key town

The UN recognised government gained ground and managed to wrest a town from Haftar's forces.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab & agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and ...

Turkey declares 'Mission Accomplished' in battle against coronavirus

The New Arab

Turkey declares 'Mission Accomplished' in battle against coronavirus

A Turkish official has declared 'Mission Accomplished' in the country's battle against its Covid-19 outbreak.

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