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In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical struggle involving Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Oman.

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 exacerbated the humanitarian crisis there.

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 over Iraqi affairs.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

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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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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

The New Arab Staff

Reported 'black market' dodges unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade

Turkish traders are reportedly shipping products to third countries before they are exported to Saudi Arabia.

Russia offers Egypt assistance in freeing ship blocking Suez

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Russia offers Egypt assistance in freeing ship blocking Suez

Russia said it wanted to help Egypt to free the megaship Ever Given blocking the Suez canal since Tuesday.

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Iran and China to sign 25-year cooperation treaty

Iran and China are to sign a 25-year cooperation agreement on Saturday, the Iranian foreign ministry has announced

Indonesia bans Ramadan exodus over Covid-19 fears

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Indonesia bans Ramadan exodus over Covid-19 fears

Indonesia banned Mudik, an annual exodus that sees millions travel across the vast nation to mark the end of Ramadan, to prevent spikes in ...

Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

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Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground Tuesday in the narrow, man-made canal dividing ...

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

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Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who served as the UAE's finance minister since 1971, had been in poor health for several months.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi-led coalition hits grain port and 'Houthi military targets'

A number of targets have been hit by Saudi Arabia, including a grain port and missile and drone production facilities.

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Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco

The Houthis have claimed a drone attack on an Aramco oil refinery in the Saudi city of Riyadh

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Libya's Haftar to allow Turkish 'enemy' vessels to dock

The rebel militia leader raised no objection to the entry of a Turkish-flagged commercial ships after multiple orders to prevent access to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

No ceasefire in Yemen unless blockade lifted, Houthis say

A spokesman for Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels says that the group will not agree to a ceasefire unless the Saudi-led coalition agrees to ...

UN: Yemen conflict escalates as country speeds toward famine

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UN: Yemen conflict escalates as country speeds toward famine

Yemen is on the brink of a massive famine that is threatening the lives of thousands of people and exacerbated by a government blockade.

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Israel's Netanyahu avoided Saudi airspace 'because of Houthi missiles'

Israeli Prime Minister Banjamin Netanyahu said he canceled his official visit to the UAE over security concerns in the Saudi Arabian airspace

Syrian regime, Iran launch direct shipping route

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime, Iran launch direct shipping route

A new shipping line has been established between the Syrian port of Latakia and the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, in an effort to stimulate ...

US Senator blames Biden for Saudi energy attacks

The New Arab Staff

US Senator blames Biden for Saudi energy attacks

Renewed attacks on Saudi's energy facilities is bringing the kingdom into global focus.

Socotra port chief sacked for exposing 'unlawful' UAE shipment

The New Arab Staff

Socotra port chief sacked for exposing 'unlawful' UAE shipment

Riyad Suleiman was sacked after he criticised the UAE for sending weapons to the southern separatist group on Yemen's Socotra island.

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