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

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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.

Date of publication: 14 December, 2017

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.

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after declaring victory over ...

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 ...

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 joining other foreign aid workers.

'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"

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

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.

Saudi king approves $19 billion private sector boost

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, ...

Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

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Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

Israel closed its Gaza border crossings on Thursday after a week of intense rocket fire by Palestinian militants sparked by US President Donald ...

The New Arab

Palestinians push for UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem move

Palestinian diplomats want the UN Security Council to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

'Heavily armed' Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian university, seize flags

The New Arab

'Heavily armed' Israeli soldiers raid Palestinian university, seize flags

Ramallah-based Birzeit University said the raid was a part of Israel’s "extensive campaign against Palestinian universities in the last two years".

Dubai's Modest Fashion Week 'excludes' Black Muslim bloggers

Sana Uqba

Dubai's Modest Fashion Week 'excludes' Black Muslim bloggers

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

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas: UN should replace US as Palestine-Israel mediator

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States has disqualified itself as a mediator following the Jerusalem move, breaking with years of policy to court the US.

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

At least 15 police officers were killed and 17 injured on Thursday in the ...

White House 'remains committed' to seeking Jerusalem peace deal

The New Arab & agencies

White House 'remains committed' to seeking Jerusalem peace deal

A senior US official maintained that the White House remains committed to seeking a deal, despite Palestinian leader saying the US is no longer fit to mediate

Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

The New Arab & agencies

Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

Israeli army spokesman gets byline in Saudi outlet Elaph

The New Arab

Israeli army spokesman gets byline in Saudi outlet Elaph

A news website has become the first mainstream Saudi outlet to run an article co-written by a serving Israeli army officer, adding further credence to reports of growing Saudi-Israeli relations.

Netanyahu 'not impressed' by Muslim leaders' Jerusalem statements

The New Arab

Netanyahu 'not impressed' by Muslim leaders' Jerusalem statements

Israeli PM says he is "not impressed" after an emergency meeting for Islamic leaders urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes

The New Arab

Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes

Cross-border fire continues to be exchanged with Israeli military intercepting two rockets fired from Gaza after strikes earlier in the day left ...

The New Arab

'No sign' Saudi-coalition easing Yemen port blockade: USAID

USAID administrator Mark Green said there are no signs to suggest the Saudi-led coalition is easing its blockade on Yemeni ports to resume the flow of aid.

Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

The New Arab

Russia must nudge Syria into peace deal: De Mistura

The international mediator in the Syrian peace process has called on Russia to convince its ally the Syrian regime to conclude a deal with the opposition to end the war

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

The New Arab & agencies

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

The New Arab & agencies

Top ally of slain Yemen ex-president flees capital: sources

The deputy head of Yemen's rebel administration has fled a crackdown by Houthi insurgents in Sanaa following the killing of his ally, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, sources said Wednesday.

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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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