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Rival Palestinian factions have agreed to hold the first general elections in nearly 15 years.

A top Afghan official said some of the Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have resumed the fight against Kabul.

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip Afghanistan.

Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban say team in Qatar for Afghan peace talks

A Taliban delegation has arrived in Qatar for long-anticipated Afghanistan peace talks.

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya Dadoo.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

On Tuesday, representatives of the KNC and a PYD-led coalition of Kurdish parties "concluded the first stage of Kurdish unity negotiations and ...

A plan to resist Trump’s <em>Deal</em> of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab

Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

At least 40 other security personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight in critical condition.

Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing <em>deal</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

A power-sharing deal in Afghanistan has brought to an end months of feuding between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

US says Taliban honouring commitment to Afghanistan peace <em>deal</em>

The New Arab & agencies

US says Taliban honouring commitment to Afghanistan peace deal

US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad says the Taliban have been fulfilling their commitments not to attack US forces under a recently signed ...

Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

The New Arab & agencies

Israel verges on swearing in new government following deadlock

Israel was poised to swear in a new government on Thursday under a controversial coalition deal, which will see Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

The New Arab

US officials discuss rocky peace agreement with Taliban

US delegates travelled to Qatar to meet with Taliban leaders, amid ongoing efforts to end the conflict.

The New Arab & agencies

US envoy calls Afghan prisoner releases 'important step'

The US special envoy who negotiated a deal with the Taliban said that an initial prisoner exchange between the insurgents and the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

Fighting in Idlib has been pushed to the limit as 34 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian regime strikes.

The New Arab

Talks to end Qatar blockade 'stalled in January'

Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said talks with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to end the nearly three year blockade have ...

Most Syrian refugees wouldn't return to Assad-held areas

The New Arab

Most Syrian refugees wouldn't return to Assad-held areas

Syrians are leaving Idlib in their thousands as fighting in the region intensifies.

The New Arab

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing worsening living conditions amid a period of political uncertainty, including growing calls for their ...

US envoy for Taliban talks back in Kabul: official

The New Arab

US envoy for Taliban talks back in Kabul: official

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad was prepared to hold talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ...

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will China play a greater role in Afghanistan?

China sees strategically located Afghanistan as a bridge to help expand connectivity between East, South and Central Asian regions under its ...

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

The Assad regime is determined to capture the Idlib province, Ali Mamlouk told his Turkish counterpart, an event that will have huge ...

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