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A second military frigate has sailed from Italy and arrived in the port of Alexandria, as part of a $1.1 billion arms deal.

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the authorities managing them.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

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Judge orders release of 6 detained over Lebanon blast

Those released include port employees and an officer who had warned top officials prior to the explosion.

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

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Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

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US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a ...

Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut <em>port</em>

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical ...

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

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Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

An Israeli TV channel has quoted security sources as saying the vessel was attacked near the Emirati port of Fujairah, with Iran ...

Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

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Senior US State Department official to visit Beirut

The US State Department announced it will send a senior official to voice the administration's "concern" over the worsening situation in Lebanon.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

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34 migrants dead after boat capsizes off Djibouti: IOM

Dozens of migrants from Yemen drowned after their boat capsized off the coast of Djibouti.

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Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are deepening between countries.

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Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

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German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

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Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded ...

SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

Lebanon's economic crisis has caused extreme poverty across the country, prompting one trade union to take drastic action.

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