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Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands of mercenaries to General Khalifa Haftar

Iran will develop <em>oil</em> industry despite US sanctions: minister

The New Arab Staff

Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: minister

Iran says it will 'not surrender' to US sanctions and will work on increasing its oil industry's capacity.

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: What is the Iran-China comprehensive strategic partnership?

Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing ...

China <em>and</em> Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia’s biggest party's 'suspicions' about PM threatens government stability

Tunisia's premier has answered questions, which could threaten the government.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

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

The New Arab Staff

Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

Turkish and Greek leaders discussed the potential of opening borders as well as the Covid-19 outbreak on Friday, in a rare call despite ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protesting over jobs clash with police after arrest

Protester who have demonstrated peacefully for weeks in the southern Tataouine region clashed with police on Sunday, following the arrest of ...

Greek-Italian maritime <em>deal</em> 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 New Arab Staff

Caesar Act slaps sanctions on Syria's ruling elite, businesses

The US Department of State and Treasury hit Syria's elite, henchmen and investors with brand new sanctions on Wednesday, ...

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

Gasia Ohanes

The significance of Erdogan's Hagia Sophia conversion plan

As opposition parties call for early elections, Erdogan's critics say he is using Hagia Sophia to divert attention from economic turmoil ...

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.

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

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.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab

Theft behind Saudi mosques' recent hefty electricity bills

Saudi mosques are being given hefty electricity bills due to theft.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

The New Arab & agencies

Athens rejects 'illegal' Turkey oil drilling plan

Greece attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as "a new provocation".

The New Arab & agencies

Iran will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

Iran has disregarded warning from US and has vowed to continue developing nuclear activities.

Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to drill for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean

Turkey has sent ships in search of oil and gas off the eastern Mediterranean ahead of planned drilling in the next ...

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 ...

France <em>and</em> 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.

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

Iran's OPEC governor dies after brain haemorrhage

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's OPEC governor dies after brain haemorrhage

Iran's OPEC governor has died after falling into a coma earlier this month due to a brain haemorrhage.

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