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Comment: An independent Kashmir could minimise military confrontation between rivals India and Pakistan, and aid the process of denuclearisation, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ambitions, writes Robert Springborg.

China leverages <em>Belt</em> and <em>Road</em> investment to influence Pakistan

James M. Dorsey

China leverages Belt and Road investment to influence Pakistan

China's massive investments in its neighbourhood and the world are being used to shape the political environment in key countries in its authoritarian mould, says James M. Dorsey

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Giorgio Cafiero

Why China's investment in Oman matters

Comment: China has an important role to play in Oman's future and transition away from an oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based ...

Deadly twin bombings hit Damascus police station

The New Arab

Deadly twin bombings hit Damascus police station

The Islamic State group claims the double suicide bomb attack that hit a police station in Damascus on Monday, killing at least 17 people.

Peter Frankopan

How long can China avoid Middle East politics?

Comment: China has fostered economic ties with Iran, Israel, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and others. How long until it too, must pick sides in Middle East regional disputes? asks Peter Frankopan.

The New Arab & agencies

China provides $10 billion credit line to Iran

A contract was signed in Beijing between China's CITIC investment group and a delegation of Iranian banks, which will see a flow of funds ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

Comment: Having an ally as strong as China in international diplomatic circles, could prove instrumental to the Kashmiri cause, writes Umar ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

Analysis: China has historically been a friend of Palestine, but its economic initiatives require increasing cooperation with Israel, writes ...

China eyes heavy investment in Egypt's Suez canal

The New Arab

China eyes heavy investment in Egypt's Suez canal

Egypt's Suez canal is a major artery link for China's 'one belt, one road' maritime investment project and ...

The New Arab & agencies

$65 billion deals signed between China and Saudi Arabia

China is reaching out to the Gulf, after King Salman stopped in Beijing to cement a range of deals with the Asian powerhouse.

Saudi Arabia and China agree huge investment deals Saudi Arabia and China agree huge investment deals

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia and China agree huge investment deals

King Salman is in China as part of his Asian tour, with billions of dollars in deals signed as Beijing pushes its economic interests into the ...

Blast kills at least 13 in Pakistan's Lahore

The New Arab & agencies

Blast kills at least 13 in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 13 people were killed and 82 injured when an apparent Taliban suicide blast ripped through a protest in Lahore on Monday, Pakistani ...

China-Arab relations in the time of Trump

Massoud Hayoun

China-Arab relations in the time of Trump

Comment: With growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the US, Arab nations are further developing their ties with China, but efforts to diversify trade ...

China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

The New Arab & agencies

China warns against obstruction of Iran nuclear deal

China has warned against attempts by some US lawmakers to block the Iran nuclear deal, saying the deal should go ahead despite the election of ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces enter Mosul as Islamic State fights back

Iraq announced on Tuesday that its forces had entered Mosul for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the city more than two years ago.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Paralympics 2016: The Arab athletes to watch

Triumphing over adversity, these are the Arab world's inspiring Paralympians to cheer on in Rio.

The New Arab

Islamic State claims deadly Syria bombings

A string of deadly bombings across government-controlled areas in Syria was claimed by the Islamic State group on Monday.

Naveed Ahmad

China's giant leap towards the GCC

Comment: Beijing is known for its long-term pragmatism, and is investing massively in the infrastructure needed to develop oil and gas imports, ...

US spies uncovered in sensitive Hizballah positions, claim sources

Nader Fawz

US spies uncovered in sensitive Hizballah positions, claim sources

Hizballah has uncovered two spies working for the CIA within its ranks according to sources close to the party leadership.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt’s Sisi in China to discuss business cooperation

Egypt’s President Sisi has met with Chinese President Jinping on the second stop in his Asia tour to talk about strengthening bilateral business ...

The impossible return from Syria to North Kensington

Tom Charles

The impossible return from Syria to North Kensington

Comment: There are many factors that may cause someone to leave London to fight in Syria, but few routes back for those that change their minds, ...

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

AAAJ and agencies

Turkey's Erdogan in China for talks amid Uighur strains

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to China after securing NATO's backing for Ankara's fight against Islamic State militants, but ...

Nakba day: Remembering life before occupation

Rami Almeghari

Nakba day: Remembering life before occupation

Feature: Jumaa Hassan Abu Hadrous has spent most of his life in exile following the 1948 Nakba.

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