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The US Justice Department said it had blocked nearly 100 news sites surreptitiously run by the Iranian government.

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

The New Arab Staff

Turkey eyes new opportunities in post-coup Mali

Despite France showing no sign of drawing down its presence in Mali, Turkey has indicated increased interest in the West African state's future.

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

The New Arab Staff

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The hashtags "Bahrainis against normalisation" and "normalisation is betrayal" were trending on Twitter after US President Donald Trump ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

F-35 hiccup on road to Israel-UAE accord

The tentative alliance between Israel and the UAE could be on the rocks over the sale of possible F-35s to the Emirates.

The New Arab Staff

Iran vessel leaves Venezuela with chemical used in missile-propellant

The Iranian embassy wrote on Twitter that Venezuela had shipped a cargo of 'mangos and pineapples' to Iran as part of 'win-win commercial ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

This week we focus on the result of an investigation into alleged ammonium nitrate at Aden port, Yemen's viral 'water girl' and more.

Saudi-led coalition destroyed 200 Yemen factories: report

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Saudi-led coalition destroyed 200 Yemen factories: report

A new rebel-held ministry report blamed the Saudi-led coalition for exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where air strikes have ...

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at ...

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The controversial £300 million buy-out bid had been the subject of intense speculation since its announcement in 2019.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia permanently terminates licence for Qatar's beIN Sports

Saudi Arabia has permanently terminated the license of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports.

Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The New Arab Staff

Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The latest Numbeo Index has ranked Qatar as the safest country in the world, local reports confirmed.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

The Premier League has not yet approved Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle football team.

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

The New Arab Staff

WTO condemns Saudi Arabia over pirate broadcaster beoutQ

The WHO backed Qatar's complaint about Saudi Arabia's illegal broadcast of Premier League games by channel beoutQ.

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

The New Arab Staff

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

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