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In-depth: Accosting Saudi journalists and peddling fake news against opponents, a Saudi royal adviser close to Mohammed bin Salman appears to be reading straight from Steve Bannon's handbook.

Probing cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Iran and Azerbaijan face huge obstacles, not least in the form of the US sanctions regime.

Oman: Caught in the storm

Stasa Salacanin

Oman: Caught in the storm

The neutral reputation of Oman is being brought into question by aggressive regional and international players like Saudi Arabia and the US, writes Stasa Salacanin.

A history of Iraq-Syria relations

Paul Iddon

A history of Iraq-Syria relations

The two countries have gone through their ups and downs, with probably more downs than ups, writes Paul Iddon.

Exclusive: Iran's Zarif speaks about sanctions, Saudi 'assassination plots'

Farah al-Zaman Shawki

Exclusive: Iran's Zarif speaks about sanctions, Saudi 'assassination plots'

Iran is faced with tough new economic sanctions, amid a region in turmoil. The ...

Palestinians refuse to return to Yarmouk camp under Assad

The New Arab

Palestinians refuse to return to Yarmouk camp under Assad

Palestinians reject the Syrian regime's supposed invitation to return to destroyed refugee camps outside Damascus.

Rami Almeghari

Israel targeting civilian buildings in Gaza airstrikes

In-depth: AlAqsa TV, the Hamas-run public TV station, was destroyed yet again, reports Rami Almeghari.

The New Arab's Book Club

Special coverage: A selection of book reviews and interviews with authors.

Guns and Christians: Bolsonaro's Israel embassy move explained

Charlie Hoyle

Guns and Christians: Bolsonaro's Israel embassy move explained

A growing Christian Zionist political base, access to Israel's military hardware, and alignment with Trump's America lie at the heart of ...

Indonesia's eco-theology: An Islamic environmental consciousness

Austin Bodetti

Indonesia's eco-theology: An Islamic environmental consciousness

A green, eco-centric approach to understanding Islamic teaching is revolutionising environmental protection in the world's most-populous ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan players set for Italy summit to solve crisis

Analysts say next week's summit in the Sicilian city of Palermo risks being compromised not only by tensions between Libyan factions, but also the competing agendas of foreign powers.

Washington boosts LNG with Iran in sanctions crosshairs

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Washington boosts LNG with Iran in sanctions crosshairs

While decimating Iran's capacity to produce and export energy resources, the United States is raising its own production to fill a lucrative gap in the market

Aamir Ali Bhat

Kashmir election turn-out in single figures amid protests, boycotts

Local elections should probably not have been held in this political and military climate, Kashmiris tell Aamir Ali Bhat.

A Yemeni journalist

The UAE wields a double-edged sword in Yemen

The UAE's thirst for hegemony over Yemen, particularly in the south, is becoming an obstacle to peace in the war-torn country.

'Loyalty in Culture' bill bolsters Israel's demonisation of artists

Ben Lynfield

'Loyalty in Culture' bill bolsters Israel's demonisation of artists

Suppressing criticism in the arts is fundamentally anti-democratic, say ...

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already struggled to respond to climate change, writes Austin Bodetti.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Syrian displacement: A Palestinian perspective

While many Palestinians displaced from Syria are reluctant to return, fearful of arrest and government repercussions, others are confident life there will be better than staying in Lebanon.

James Reinl

Trump backtracks on protecting persecuted Middle East Christians

In line with his general anti-immigration stance, President Trump is attempting to deter Iraqi and Syrian Christians from seeking safety in the United States, reports James Reinl.

New Arab feminism: Consciousness, art and action

Khadija Hamouchi

New Arab feminism: Consciousness, art and action

Feminism today is shaping its way across horizontal channels, conveying multiple messages to a larger and more diverse audience, writes Khadija ...

Cambridge student 'threatened by pro-Assad research group'

Paul McLoughlin

Cambridge student 'threatened by pro-Assad research group'

A Syria solidarity activist has received 'threatening emails' from conference organisers over his past campaigning.

Joey Ayoub

Mapping project challenges Lebanon’s 'amnesia' over its own past

Anaysis: An ambitious mapping project in Lebanon pulls together more than 150 initiatives dedicated to addressing the country's past, reports Joey Ayoub.

Trump's Iran sanctions hit European companies

AFP

Trump's Iran sanctions hit European companies

The US sanctions on Iran will have a great impact on several European economies.

Saeed Jalili

US sanctions bite, but Iran remains confident

Ordinary Iranians are already suffering, but the country has experience of surviving under US sanctions regimes, reports Saeed Jalili.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's ruling coalition partners brace for divorce

Nidaa Tounes and Ennahdha are facing shifting political alliances and balances of power ahead of next year's elections.