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Hopes are building for renewed peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban as a ceasefire holds for a second day

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in Shiraz

Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the Never ...

Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

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Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

At least 16 people on both sides have been killed since clashes erupted on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery

A released photo and video broadcast by Iranian state television of the site showed a two-story brick building with scorch marks and its roof apparently destroyed.

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Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Satellite image: Iran blast was near suspected missile site

The blast shook homes, rattled windows and lit up the horizon early Friday in the Alborz Mountains.

Israel will announce UAE partnership to fight virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel will announce UAE partnership to fight virus

In a speech to graduating Israeli fighter pilots, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an announcement was expected "in a few moments" and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban killed 291 Afghan security personnel in past week

The past week was the "deadliest" in the country's 19 years of conflict.

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

After Haftar: What's next in Libya's conflict?

Khalifa Haftar's campaign to seize Tripoli has failed. The response of international actors is now key to reaching a viable political solution.

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

Sarah Khalil

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

The Caesar Act comes into force on Wednesday and may see the Assad regime come under further isolation and economic coercion.

Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to MbS

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Saudi pro-Israel journalist stripped of nationality appeals to MbS

Pro-Israel journalist Hamid Al-Ghabin said his Saudi citizenship was withdrawn and appealed to Mohammed bin Salman for amnesty.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

The New Arab

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

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Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers praying in a mosque north of Kabul on Tuesday night, killing seven and wounding twelve, amid a spike in ...

The New Arab

Biden 'completely' opposes withholding US aid to Israel

An advisor to Joe Biden has said the former vice president 'completely' opposes conditioning US aid on Israeli policy.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

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Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The New Arab

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The owner of Syria's largest telecommunication company said his business was pressured with several 'unlawful' demands from authorities who ...

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

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