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The UN special envoy for Libya, Martin Kobler, revealed details for an initiative designed to resolve Libya's political deadlock on Sunday.

Analysis: The Palestinian president's Washington visit comes as the Israeli government continues its aggressive tone. He is expected to focus on security, negotiations and aid, writes Daoud Kuttab.

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

Nael M. Shama

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical regimes and Islamist parties.

Jerusalem: The undivided capital?

Ben Clarke

Jerusalem: The undivided capital?

Comment: For the Israeli establishment, unification is not about equality under the law, it is a political tool used for ...

Yemen's <em>peace</em> plan in jeopardy as new clashes erupt

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen's peace plan in jeopardy as new clashes erupt

Clashes between Yemeni rebels and government loyalist forces left at least 20 dead on Sunday, as the country's road map to ...

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US pushes for Syria peace plan following failed negotiations

The US is seeking a new Syrian ceasefire after talks in Switzerland with Russia and Arab states on the war breakdown.

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

Is there a real political solution in Syria?

Comment: International efforts led by the UN to end Syria's civil war and provide a new government have failed, writes Radwan Ziadeh.

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Assad says Erdogan using coup to implement 'extremist agenda'

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied involvement in Friday's coup attempt in Turkey, but said President Erdogan was using the ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN envoy eyes resumption of Syria talks in August

UN mediator Staffan de Mistura on Thursday called on Moscow and Washington to push for a resumption of Syrian peace talks, ...

UN <em>peace</em> quartet condemns illegal Israeli settlements

The New Arab & agencies

UN peace quartet condemns illegal Israeli settlements

A report that is set to provide a road map for a potential peace deal between Israel and Palestinian ...

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'Doomed' Middle East peace efforts get underway in Paris

Video: Foreign ministers of 25 nations meet in the latest attempt to get Israel and Palestine back to the negotiating table.

Hollande blasts Assad <em>for</em> 'provocative' April election plan

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Hollande blasts Assad for 'provocative' April election plan

Damascus' decision to hold polls next month has come under fire from European countries, who say the short notice is dangerous to Syria's ...

Car bomb rocks Syrian town hours after ceasefire begins

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Car bomb rocks Syrian town hours after ceasefire begins

An explosion in Salamiyeh kills two Syrian soldiers hours after the US-Russia brokered ceasefire took effect on Saturday, as reports of calm ...

France urges Turkey to stop Kurdish bombing in Syria

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France urges Turkey to stop Kurdish bombing in Syria

France's foreign ministry has urged Turkey to cease bombing on Kurdish areas in Syria and called on the Assad regime to halt assaults.

Damascus 'ready' to take part in UN <em>peace</em> talks

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Damascus 'ready' to take part in UN peace talks

Damascus is prepared to take part in UN Geneva peace talks set for January, says Syrian foreign minister. The talks aim to ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Conflicting agendas set to clash at 'Vienna-III' Syria talks

Twenty nations and international bodies will meet Saturday in Vienna in an attempt to push for peace in Syria, but sharp differences remain over Assad's fate and the opposition's representation

AAAJ and agencies

Air strikes hit Yemen after truce expires

Air strikes hit positions in and around the Yemeni city of Aden overnight, residents said, after a five-day humanitarian truce expired on Sunday ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Aboul Fotouh regretful over "military coup"

Speaking during the Strong Egypt Party conference, Aboul Fotouh expressed regret over his participation in the July 2013 military coup that ...

Basheer al-Baker

Ambassador: UK embassy closure purely for security reasons

Politics: Jane Marriott tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that Yemen's future depends on parties working together to ensure the country's democratic ...

50 years of Palestinian resistance

Clovis Maksoud

50 years of Palestinian resistance

The disastrous 1967 war and apathy of Arab leaders has seen a new political landscape emerge in the Arab world. It is now time for ...

Yaqin Hosamuddin

Nine years of reconciliation in Algeria brings rewards

A brutal civil war tore apart the rich tapestry of this nation, but a deal between the army and rebels might be starting again to weave ...

Nine years of reconciliation in Algeria brings rewards

Yaqin Hosamuddin

Nine years of reconciliation in Algeria brings rewards

A brutal civil war tore apart the rich tapestry of this nation, but a deal between the army and rebels might be starting again to weave ...

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