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A settlement watchdog said that approving the 780 new settler homes, most of them deep in the West Bank, put Israel on a "collision course" with incoming Biden administration.

The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until elections late this year.

Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Outgoing Trump fetes Morocco king, rallies behind claim

US President Donald Trump awarded Morocco's king in a last-minute push to solidify Rabat's normalisation with Israel.

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Giorgio Cafiero

Where does Gulf reconciliation leave the UAE?

Analysis: While the GCC summit constituted a historic breakthrough, it merely addressed a symptom of the Gulf crisis without resolving its root ...

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President Donald Trump.

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Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan insisted that key issues surrounding the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh were in limbo, in a rare ...

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Egypt hosts talks to revive Israel-Palestinian dialogue

Jordan's Foreign Minister, joined by Egyptian, French and German counterparts, said that if the two-state solution ...

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US launches work on consulate in disputed Western Sahara

The United States started the "process of establishing" a consulate in contested Western Sahara, after Washington recognised Morocco's ...

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-<em>state</em> democracy

Sophia Akram

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace ...

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

House foreign affairs chief eyes resuming aid to Palestinians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

House foreign affairs chief eyes resuming aid to Palestinians

The new chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is looking to resume US humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even greater threat to stability.

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Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year long Gulf ...

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

The New Arab Staff

Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

Plans to relocate the migrants have been held up after official disagreements and protests from locals.

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Russian and Libyan foreign ministers meet in Moscow

Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Libya's Mohammed Taher Siala met to discuss the ceasefire in the North African country.

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

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Egypt's Sisi to attend GCC summit in Riyadh: reports

Saudi King Salman invited Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to a much-anticipated GCC summit in Riyadh, according to reports.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

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