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Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi movement as a terrorist organisation.

A shipment of olive oil and honey from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank has been exported to the UAE.

US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

The New Arab Staff

US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show of force.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

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Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

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Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

The airport explosion has killed dozens, and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

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Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

As the newly reshuffled cabinet convened for the first time in Aden, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik repeated his accusation that Houthi ...

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

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Israel arrests Palestinian over West Bank settler murder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to 'settle accounts' with whoever killed the French-Israeli dual national.

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

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US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

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Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

Israeli media identified the deceased as Esther Horgen, 52, a mother of six from the Tal Menashe settlement.

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens India's pluralist and liberal democracy, writes Shashi Tharoor.

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Airbnb 'must withdraw' listings in illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

As Airbnb shares are expected to make their debut on Thursday, Amnesty International is calling on the US-based company to withdraw ...

Emran Feroz

Australian war crimes report details what Afghans always knew

Comment: It shouldn't have taken a report into Australian war crimes to foreground the trauma Afghans have been reporting for years, ...

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash ...

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

Diana Alghoul

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

The Detroit Arab Workers strike won a very important battle in the United Auto Workers divesting from Israeli partners and left a legacy in the ...

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Israeli forces filmed 'laughing' while shooting Palestinian protesters

A journalist filmed Israeli soldiers "laughing and hugging each other" after one shot and wounded a Palestinian demonstrator.

Paris train gunman tells trial he targeted US soldiers

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Paris train gunman tells trial he targeted US soldiers

The Moroccan gunman being tried for an 2015 attempted terror attack on a Paris-bound train said he targeted American soldiers.

14 dead as twin blasts rock historic Afghan city

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14 dead as twin blasts rock historic Afghan city

At least 14 people were killed after two blasts ripped through a historic city in Afghanistan.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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