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The UAE defended its peace deal with Israel as a move designed to "shake up" a deadlocked Middle East diplomacy.

The demilitarised zone would include the oil-rich city of Sirte where Russian mercenaries are believed to hold growing influence.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

Narjas Zatat

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

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Iran's Rouhani hopeful US arms embargo push will fail

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed 'great hopes that America will fail' in a televised meeting of his cabinet on Wednesday.

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

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US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

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UN set for showdown over Iran arms embargo push

The UNSC is set to reject a US resolution calling for an extension of the Iranian arms embargo.

US calls for political solution in Libya, targets smugglers

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US calls for political solution in Libya, targets smugglers

Washington has called for a UN-backed ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign military personnel from Libya.

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Thousands protest in Turkey against domestic violence

Turkey witnessed its biggest anti-domestic violence protest on Wednesday since demonstrations began a few weeks ago.

Expect 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

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Expect 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be a 'lengthy' one, the WHO said, after an evaluation.

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Women gather across Turkey in support of anti-violence treaty

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Women gather across Turkey in support of anti-violence treaty

Women across Turkey gathered in support of a landmark treaty on combating violence against women as fears grow over Ankara's possible ...

Palestinian prisoners NGO to close due to funding <em>withdrawal</em>

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian prisoners NGO to close due to funding withdrawal

The Palestinian Prisoners' Club, an NGO which has led efforts to support prisoners in Israeli jails, is to close most of its branches in the ...

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US-led coalition in Iraq hands over Basmaya military base

The pullout comes in line with coalition plans to withdraw from bases across Iraq and consolidate in Baghdad and at the Ain al-Asad Airbase in the country's western desert.

Courtney Freer

A calculating, paranoid MbS waits in the wings

Comment: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has done everything to ensure a smooth ascension to the throne. It's not a question of if, but when, ...

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US sees Iraq troop drawdown as IS threat dims

Over time Iraq will see a 'slow reduction of US forces', Major General Kenneth Ekman said.

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Lebanon contracts NY-based company to do forensic audit

New York-based Alvarez & Marsal will conduct a forensic audit of the Lebanese central bank's accounts.

Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

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Egypt parliament greenlights possible intervention in Libya

Egypt's parliament greenlighted a possible deployment of troops beyond its borders, after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of potential ...

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

Egypt 'won't stand idle' on security threats from Libya

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Egypt 'won't stand idle' on security threats from Libya

In a meeting with tribal leaders in eastern Libya, Egypt's president said it will not "stand idle" against threats to the country's national ...

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

Sabena Siddiqui

Will the UN arms embargo on Iran be extended?

In-depth: A showdown looms as the US ramps up efforts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

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