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US 'envisions' Western Wall to be part of Israel

The New Arab & agencies

US 'envisions' Western Wall to be part of Israel

White House officials have said they "envision" Israel would not sign a peace agreement with Palestinians which did not assign the Western Wall as Israeli territory.

Date of publication: 15 December, 2017

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Paul Iddon

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul Iddon.

Houthi missile fired at Riyadh 'made in Iran': Haley Houthi missile fired at Riyadh 'made in Iran': Haley

The New Arab & agencies

Houthi missile fired at Riyadh 'made in Iran': Haley

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that a missile fired by the Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia was made in Iran.

Pence to delay Middle East visit following Palestinian snub

The New Arab & agencies

Pence to delay Middle East visit following Palestinian snub

Before Pence delayed his visit, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ aides had ...

Dozens killed in two days of Yemen violence

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed in two days of Yemen violence

Saudi-led airstrikes killed 28 Houthi rebels around Yemen's west coast, medics and security sources close to the insurgents said on Friday, as government forces reported deadly clashes in the south.

John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia

The New Arab & agencies

John Travolta and US rapper Nelly visit Saudi Arabia

Rapper Nelly is performing at a men-only concert in Jeddah, while the American actor John Travolta gave a talk to fans in Riyadh.

US urges Syrian regime to negotiate 'seriously' with opposition

The New Arab & agencies

US urges Syrian regime to negotiate 'seriously' with opposition

The US has urged supporters of the Syrian regime to press it to "participate fully" in negotiations with the opposition after the UN blamed Damascus for failed talks.

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

The New Arab & agencies

Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

Photos from Eastern Ghouta show children gaunt with hunger, their skin wrinkled and aged. Mothers are not producing milk and people are ...

Inclusive Christmas? First ever Muslim pantomime hits the UK

Sami Rahman

Inclusive Christmas? First ever Muslim pantomime hits the UK

Apparently Muslims need to integrate more, and what better way to do that than to have a Muslim panto?

The New Arab & agencies

Russia 'prepared to cooperate with US' on Libya crisis

Russia and US officials have both stated their interest in tackling the ongoing crisis in Libya.

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

The New Arab & agencies

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

Officials met and agreed that exchanging information was 'exceptionally important' as the countries seek to combat terrorism in the region.

Netanyahu being questioned for seventh time over corruption

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu being questioned for seventh time over corruption

A new testimony from an Australian billionaire puts Netanyahu back in questioning over allegations he accepted extravagant gifts in return for advancing interests of wealthy friends.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia, UAE team up to 'create Bitcoin-rival cryptocurrency'

The two Gulf countries are in the early stages of developing a digital currency to be used between banks. However the announcement comes as a marked turnaround for Saudi Arabia.

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

The New Arab & agencies

Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will ...

Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Israeli police 'attack Palestinian youth with dogs' in Jerusalem

Youngsters have been attacked with dogs in Damascus Gate by Israeli soldiers, who are also opening fire at civilians.

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians distrust their leadership, Arab allies after Jerusalem move

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab allies.

Keeping bodies of dead Palestinians illegal, rules Israeli court

The New Arab & agencies

Keeping bodies of dead Palestinians illegal, rules Israeli court

An Israeli court has ruled that bodies of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces should not be used as bargaining chips.

Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

The New Arab & agencies

Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in ...

Gaza restaurant offers North Koreans discounts... but no takers

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza restaurant offers North Koreans discounts... but no takers

Though Gaza restaurant owner Raba knows there are no North Koreans in the besieged enclave, he hopes they will come someday, perhaps after ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing control over its territory.

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

The New Arab & agencies

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according to sources.

'Jerusalem is Palestine': Scottish football club joins global protests

The New Arab

'Jerusalem is Palestine': Scottish football club joins global protests

Photos of Celtic FC fans holding up two banners went viral on social media – both had very simple messages. One said "Jerusalem is Palestine" and the other "f*** Trump"

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

The Saudi monarch has approved a list of economic measures put forward by his son Mohammed bin Salman, designed to boost the private sector, with emphasis on technology and housing.

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Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left Palestinian Christians dismayed, with communities worried about their future in the city following the historic shift in US foreign policy.

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Social media users slammed the perceived exclusion of Black Muslim beauty bloggers at this year's Dubai-based Modest Fashion Week.

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