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In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the country's socioeconomic divide.

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

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

Sarah Khalil

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

The Caesar Act comes into force on Wednesday and may see the Assad regime come under further isolation and economic coercion.

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

The New Arab Staff

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a bomb that ...

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Morocco partners with Germany over green hydrogen

The North African country is set to transform its green energy capabilities in partnership with Berlin.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey applies for oil exploration licenses in Libya

Turkey says it has a bilateral agreement with the Libyan Government of National Accord, which would allow it to receive oil exploration permits ...

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

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 & agencies

US approves sale of 84 Patriot missiles to Kuwait

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

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

Greece deploys hundreds of police to border with Turkey

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 ...

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 ...

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Jordanian court rules against cancelling gas deal with Israel

Jordan's constitutional court ruled against cancelling the kingdom's controversial natural gas deal with Israel.

The New Arab & agencies

Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

A bomb in Pakistan's Baluchistan's province killed two soldiers and wounded two people on Friday.

Courtney Freer

Saudi-Russia oil price deal a test of US leverage

Comment: Much is at stake for Trump's domestic and international reputation in brokering the global energy pricing war, writes Courtney Freer.

Iran-Turkey <em>gas</em> tap closes after 'terror' attack on pipeline

The New Arab

Iran-Turkey gas tap closes after 'terror' attack on pipeline

The flow of natural Iranian gas to Turkey has been halted after an attack by 'terrorists', reports confirmed on Tuesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi to raise oil exports to record levels

Saudi Arabia said it will raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting despite a global supply glut, escalating a ...

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of ...

Sisi claims to be handling coronavirus crisis 'transparently'

The New Arab & agencies

Sisi claims to be handling coronavirus crisis 'transparently'

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday his government has dealt with the novel coronavirus pandemic with "full transparency" and ...

Erdogan and Putin will remain forever 'frenemies'

Zeidon Alkinani

Erdogan and Putin will remain forever 'frenemies'

Comment: The Syrian conflict showcases the cyclical nature of Moscow and Ankara's volatile and complex relationship, writes Zeidon AlKinani.

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