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As Somalia witnesses its worst political crisis in years, authorities on Saturday stepped in to organise elections to bring an end to the deadlock.

Iran's foreign ministry said Tehran welcomes the change of tone from Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after reports this month revealed secret talks between the regional rivals.

Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran

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Saudi prince strikes conciliatory tone with rival Iran

In a television interview broadcast late Tuesday, the de facto Saudi ruler said that 'all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with Iran'.

Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

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Iran president calls leaked Zarif audio 'conspiracy', demands probe

Iran's president has ordered a probe into the leaked audio in which the foreign minister says the military was too influential in diplomacy.

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Iran said that the "accident" at the Natanz nuclear facility was an "anti-nuclear terrorism".

The New Arab Staff

'Former Mossad agent' offered to evacuate Prince Hamzah's family

Roy Shaposhnik, an alleged former Mossad officer, offered to fly Hamzah's wife and children out of Jordan, according to reports.

Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

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Jordan king's half-brother accused in plot to 'destabilise' kingdom

Multiple suspects, including the king's half-brother Prince Hamzah, have been arrested for an alleged coup attempt in Jordan.

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Lebanon approves crisis funding to avert power blackout

An emergency funding of $200 million was approved by the Lebanese parliament to prevent a national power cut at the end of ...

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

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US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

Houthis advance on Yemen's Marib after taking mountain: government

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Houthis advance on Yemen's Marib after taking mountain: government

Houthis have made major advances on Marib amid hours of clashes, Yemen's government said on Friday.

Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

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Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden said it would be difficult to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

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Netanyahu fights for re-election without key ally Trump

Netanyahu is heading for a fourth general election, but this time without the support of his powerful ally: Donald Trump.

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut ...

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

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