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Lebanon government agrees on 2019 budget

25 May, 2019

The Lebanese cabinet have agreed on a budget for this year to rescue the economy.

Libya's parliament hit in 'Haftar airstrike'

25 May, 2019

A hotel housing the Libyan parliament has been bombed in a drone attack.

US blames Iran for attacks on Gulf shipping

25 May, 2019

Vice Admiral Michael Gilday has accused Iran of attacks on four vessels in the Gulf earlier this month.

US to deploy 1,500 more troops to Middle East

24 May, 2019

It follows pledges for larger numbers of US troops to the Middle East.

Sudan protest leaders call for two-day general strike

24 May, 2019

Tuesday will see a two-day general strike against Sudan's military government.

Oman says it is trying to reduce US-Iran tensions

24 May, 2019

The small but strategic sultanate, which lies just across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran, has maintained good relations with Tehran through successive regional crises.

Tearful Theresa May resigns as PM over Brexit failure

24 May, 2019

Theresa May became prime minister in July 2016, and her premiership has been consumed by the so-far-unsuccessful attempt to leave the EU.

BJP candidate accused of mosque bombing elected in India

24 May, 2019

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur has been denounced as a symbol of the rise of extreme Hindu nationalism in India under Modi.

Californian Taliban fighter released from US prison

24 May, 2019

A US man who joined the Taliban in Afghanistan has been released from custody after more than 17 years in prison.

Trump considers loophole to allow Saudi arms sale

24 May, 2019

US officials say that the Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration to bypass congressional approval for an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia.

Protesters gather across Sudan as negotiations with army stall

24 May, 2019

Demonstrators responded to calls from protest leaders on Thursday to hold rallies across Sudan amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military council.

US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with publishing classified information

24 May, 2019

The United States has filed new charges against Julian Assange that have raised questions about the country's First Amendment protections.

The New Arab & agencies
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