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US officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes in Syria, voicing concerns the alleged risky flying could lead to a mishap.

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.

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push for invading Iraq, writes Reza Marashi.

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.

UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

The New Arab & agencies

UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

UN's Staffan de Mistura has hit out at the Syrian regime for having no interest in peace talks besides the fight "against terrorism".

The New Arab

Malnourished baby dies in Eastern Ghouta

Malnutrition has killed 15 residents, including five children, in Eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has surrounded around 400,000 people.

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 ...

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 ...

Amal Awad

Palestine. It's about injustice, not religion

Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should ...

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 ...

Omar Mashjari

Divided in mourning: A family and country after Saleh

Comment: Accused of corruption during his rule and devastation after it, Saleh was Yemen's strongman who many loved to hate, writes Omar ...

'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 ...

Abbas: UN should replace US as Palestine-Israel mediator

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 ...

Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

The New Arab

South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-run Yemen prison camp

The New Arab & agencies

Strikes kill 12 in rebel-run Yemen prison camp

A Houthi prison camp is the latest target of an intensified programme of Saudi bombings, leaving 12 dead and 80 wounded.

Abbas: US lost role in Middle East peace process

The New Arab

Abbas: US lost role in Middle East peace process

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told the Islamic summit in Turkey that Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel was "criminal" and the ...

Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan seeks to unite Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

The heads of 57 Muslim-majority states are set to meet in Istanbul for an emergency OIC summit to discuss Jerusalem.

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