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Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

The UK foreign secretary will call for a ceasefire in all war zones to allow for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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?

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Fuad Shahbazov

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Analysis: Warming ties between Israel and Turkey is of particular interest to Baku given the emergence of a new geopolitical order in the South ...

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Samir Bennis

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to Ceuta and ...

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers pointed at an unlikely culprit: Bitcoin.

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Israeli troops shoot and injure 22-year-old man in Hebron

The unnamed Palestinian man, 22, is being treated for moderate wounds to his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers.

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official ...

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China boasts of 'liberating baby-machine Uighur women' in Xinjiang

Beijing has touted its 'liberation' of Uighur women amid reports of widespread forced birth control and sterilisation.

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty calls on Israel to give Palestinians coronavirus vaccine

Amnesty International urged Israel to provide the coronavirus vaccine to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip.

Alex Kassidiaris

Why rumours of a Biden-Erdogan showdown are greatly exaggerated

Analysis: Despite assumptions that Biden will pursue a more aggressive policy towards Turkey, Ankara could re-emerge as an invaluable ally for ...

Trump pardons Blackwater contractors guilty of Baghdad massacre

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Trump pardons Blackwater contractors guilty of Baghdad massacre

US President Donald Trump has pardoned four former contractors at Blackwater who opened fired on unarmed civilians, killing dozens.

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

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Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a firing zone.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran industrial zone explosion kills one

The explosion at the Isfahan facility killed one.

Lebanon, Israel to hold to discuss maritime border disputes

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Lebanon, Israel to hold to discuss maritime border disputes

The two sides will hold their first maritime dispute talks in 30 years.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

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UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

Athens demands Turkey probe Greek flag vandalism

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Athens demands Turkey probe Greek flag vandalism

Greece has been angered by the vandalism of its national flag by suspected Turkish tourists.

Israel to hold talks with Lebanon on sea border

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Israel to hold talks with Lebanon on sea border

Lebanese, Israeli and US representatives are likely to attend a video conference to discuss the maritime dispute.

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