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In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

The opposition gathered some 10,000 of its own supporters, who put up tents outside the parliament building, erected barricades and vowed to hold round-the-clock demonstrations.

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Zaina Ujayli

White supremacist violence at Capitol was anything but unprecedented

Comment: To ignore the US' historical precedent of violent white insurrectionists is to leave the door open to it happening again and again, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE's 'Hope' probe successfully enters Mars' orbit

The UAE's 'Hope' - the Arab world's first interplanetary mission - has successfully entered Mars orbit.

Annelle Sheline

Biden to end US support for war in Yemen

Comment: Biden must go beyond ending US support, and require the Saudis and Emiratis to fully withdraw from Yemen, writes Annelle Sheline.

Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

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Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to more than two and a half ...

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Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

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Pence rejects invoking 25th Amendment to oust Trump

The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence said he does not support invoking the 25th Amendment process to remove Donald Trump.

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Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn Capitol violence

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the recent violence in the US Capitol as he met with Steve Mnuchin after his trip to Sudan.

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Trump says term is ending, transition will be orderly

In a statement released on his aides Twitter account, Trump has said that there will be an orderly transition of power.

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Protesters swarm to Capitol, halt session on Biden victory

Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol, forcing a halt to congressional deliberations over Joe Biden's Electoral College ...

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Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

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Oman's sultan, Bahraini king to skip GCC summit

Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa will represent their countries at ...

'All Gulf leaders' to attend GCC summit in Saudi

The New Arab Staff

'All Gulf leaders' to attend GCC summit in Saudi

A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council confirmed that all leaders of member states will attend the annual summit in Saudi Arabia's ...

Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

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Qatar emir invited to Gulf summit amid diplomatic row

The GCC has invited Qatar's emir in an effort to smooth relations between Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Kingdom.

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