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Trump's huge Saudi arms deal blocked over Gulf crisis

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Trump's huge Saudi arms deal blocked over Gulf crisis

No weapons deals until the Gulf diplomatic crisis is resolved, pledges Bob Corker, chair of a powerful Senate committee.

Date of publication: 26 June, 2017

Was this Islamophobic attack inspired by Katie Hopkins?

The New Arab

Was this Islamophobic attack inspired by Katie Hopkins?

Attackers who left a man concussed after entering his home, defaced his property with a Katie Hopkins' 'Nazi inspired' tweet.

Middle East looks to Nudge Theory amid economic strain

Scott Preston

Middle East looks to Nudge Theory amid economic strain

Comment: Several monarchies in the region are embarking on national transformation agendas that could prove to be opportune conduits for the ...

Arab-Kurdish alliance seizes a quarter of Raqqa from IS

The New Arab

Arab-Kurdish alliance seizes a quarter of Raqqa from IS

The Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed alliance of Arab and Kurdish forces, ...

Qatar demands 'very difficult' to meet: US

The New Arab

Qatar demands 'very difficult' to meet: US

The US Secretary of State issued a statement on Sunday, calling for dialogue and a 'lowering of rhetoric' in the ongoing blockade of Qatar.

Israel bombs Syria for second time in 24 hours

Robert Cusack

Israel bombs Syria for second time in 24 hours

Israeli drone strikes targetted Syrian tank positions near Quneitra for the second time, after Tel Aviv claimed stray Syrian mortars landed in the Golan Heights on Sunday.

Anti-BDS minister threatens to cancel UK Palestine Expo event

The New Arab

Anti-BDS minister threatens to cancel UK Palestine Expo event

The fate of one of Europe's biggest Palestine events hangs in the balance after a UK government department intervened over alleged links between its organisers and Hamas.

'Notorious' Israeli settlers arrested after attacking soldiers

The New Arab

'Notorious' Israeli settlers arrested after attacking soldiers

A group of settlers from Yitzhar, located in the Palestinian city of Nablus, threw rocks at Israeli soldiers before shortly being arrested, ...

Iran stands with Qatar against 'unacceptable' Gulf-imposed siege

The New Arab

Iran stands with Qatar against 'unacceptable' Gulf-imposed siege

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a "siege" imposed on Qatar by four Arab states that recently cut ties with Doha is 'unacceptable'.

The New Arab

Sudan struck by 'size of a small car' meteor

A meteorite “the size of a small car” struck Sudan early last week, the Sudanese ministry of minerals announced on Sunday, after witnesses confirmed a loud bang.

Qatar may loan planes, crew to British Airways

The New Arab

Qatar may loan planes, crew to British Airways

British Airways has applied to use Qatar Airways planes and crew to help the airline cover a two-week period of planned strikes by some of its cabin staff next month.

Morocco king slams development delays in restive north

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco king slams development delays in restive north

Morocco's King Mohammed VI has slammed ministers for delays in a development programme designed to ease tensions in a region rocked by months of protests.

The New Arab

Russian airstrike kills dozens in Syria's Deir az-Zour

A suspected Russia aircraft that struck civilian houses with highly explosive missiles in the town of Qouriya, killed 12 civilians, local sources told The New Arab.

Libya's Haftar hosts UAE military leader in Benghazi

Robert Cusack

Libya's Haftar hosts UAE military leader in Benghazi

General Khalifa Haftar invited Major General Eisa Saif al-Mazrouei to his Rajma ...

US govt websites hacked with pro-IS messages

The New Arab & agencies

US govt websites hacked with pro-IS messages

Websites in Ohio and Maryland were plastered with Islamic State group propaganda on Sunday night, US officials said.

Death toll in Pakistan's oil-tanker fire rises to 157

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll in Pakistan's oil-tanker fire rises to 157

The death toll from a massive fuel truck fire that crashed in Pakistan on Sunday has risen to 157, officials confirmed, as four more victims died overnight.

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu after prayer spat

The New Arab & agencies

Jewish group cancels meeting with Netanyahu after prayer spat

The Jewish Agency said it was calling off its dinner with Netanyahu to protest his government’s decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at the Western Wall.

Police arrest ten at Istanbul Gay Pride parade

The New Arab

Police arrest ten at Istanbul Gay Pride parade

Police shut down Istanbul's Gay Pride parade on Sunday after responding to revellers with rubber bullets and making some ten arrests.

Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law': Erdogan

The New Arab

Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law': Erdogan

The Turkish President slammed on Sunday the sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies to Qatar as an attack on the sovereign ...

The New Arab

UAE embroiled in Yemen torture sites controversy

The UAE said it has no role in at least 18 black-sites in Yemen where torture took place, according to information revealed in an AP investigation last week.

Two thirds of Mosul Old City 'retaken from IS'

The New Arab & agencies

Two thirds of Mosul Old City 'retaken from IS'

Iraqi forces battled deep into the devastated historical heart of Mosul and closed in fast on the last pockets of IS, retaking two thirds of the Old City on Sunday.

Lebanon approves $404 million World Bank infrastructure packages

The New Arab

Lebanon approves $404 million World Bank infrastructure packages

Lebanon's finance minister, Ali Hassan Khalil and the Council for Development and Reconstruction agreed on two separate projects to refurbish the country's infrastructure.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli settlers angry at 'freeze in settlement expansion'

Netanyahu announced the approval to build 300 illegal settlement homes in the Beit El settlement, but settlers say they were told the plans have already been halted

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