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Comment: The UAE and China have found love in the middle of a trade war, writes Elisabeth Siegel.

Comment: If Kuwait is to preserve its long-term interests in the region, it must continue to capitalise on its ability to serve as a relatively neutral state, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

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UAE, China sign raft of deals after Xi visit

The United Arab Emirates and China agreed to set up a "comprehensive strategic partnership" as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country on Saturday.

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

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Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

Can India and Pakistan draw inspiration from Korean peacemaking?

Umar Lateef Misgar

Can India and Pakistan draw inspiration from Korean peacemaking?

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

Robert Springborg

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

How long can China avoid Middle East politics?

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 ...

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 ...

Is China the next big player in Kashmir?

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 ...

Abbas seeks out Chinese support for Palestine

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

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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 ...

$65 billion deals signed between China and Saudi Arabia $65 billion deals signed between China and Saudi Arabia

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.

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 Middle East.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi forces enter Mosul as Islamic State fights back

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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 ...

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.

Islamic State claims deadly Syria bombings

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.

China's giant leap towards the GCC

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.

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