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Comment: Despite White House support for the Saudi-UAE alliance, it is Qatar thathas emerged with the trump card, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Analysis: What really lies at the heart of Gulf accusations against the Qataris? American academic and Middle East affairs analyst Professor Gary Sick talks to The New Arab.

UAE: Enforcing repression at home and wrecking alliances abroad

Bill Law

UAE: Enforcing repression at home and wrecking alliances abroad

Comment: The Emirati government may have crushed dissent on the home front, but the Yemen war drags on, and the GCC now risks being torn apart, writes Bill Law.

<em>Taliban</em> attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on Sunday targeted police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killing at least five officers and ...

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Barak Barfi

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Carnage in Kabul as scores killed in truck bomb

At least 80 people have been killed and 320 wounded, but authorities warn the toll could yet rise.

The New Arab & agencies

In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

Around 100 unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 have been caught using heroin as they wait for their applications to be processed.

Waqas Mirza

Business as usual in Trump's 'War on Terror'

Comment: Trump calling on Muslim nations to fight 'radicalisation' simply deflects attention from Washington's own role in bolstering the ranks ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan

A huge car bomb has killed at least 18 people in eastern Afghanistan, mostly civilians marking the first day of Ramadan where Muslims fast from ...

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Malak Chabkoun

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Comment: In his recent article, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif claims he will gift peace to the region; an assertion to be treated with ...

Waqas Mirza

It's business as usual for Trump's 'War on Terror'

Comment: Trump calling on Muslim nations to fight 'radicalisation' simply deflects attention away from the US' own role in bolstering the ranks ...

Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

Qatar says it's the subject of an 'orchestrated campaign' to tarnish the image of the emirate, following a series of negative articles in the ...

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

The New Arab & agencies

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

A roadside bomb killed eleven members of an Afghan family, including five women and five children, reports confirmed on Wednesday.

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

The New Arab & agencies

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

Chelsea Manning was released from a military prison on Wednesday after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified ...

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

Unidentified militants stormed Afghanistan's national television and radio station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials and ...

Laura Cesaretti

Malalai Joya: One woman standing against warlords

Exclusive interview: Malalai Joya, the former Afghan parliamentarian, tells The New Arab that education is key to empowering the people who need it most.

The New Arab & agencies

Afghanistan security to 'deteriorate' in 2018, warns US intelligence

The Afghan military will continue to struggle with an emboldened Taliban insurgency, paving the way for more US troops into the country.

Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

North Caucasus troops crucial props in Russia's Syria agenda

The New Arab

North Caucasus troops crucial props in Russia's Syria agenda

Hundreds of Muslim Chechen and Ingush servicemen are in Syria. The North Caucasian troops are proving valuable both militarily and in Moscow's ...

Rami G. Khouri

Trump's 100 days: Consistent militarism under a chaotic veneer

Comment: As Arab leaders have sought to cosy up to Trump in his first 100 days, citizens of the region have significantly less reason to be ...

Women, children killed in Pakistan roadside bomb Women, children killed in Pakistan roadside bomb

The New Arab

Women, children killed in Pakistan roadside bomb

At least 10 people were killed, including women and children, when a passenger vehicle struck a roadside bomb in Pakistan's northwest tribal ...

US defence chief in Afghanistan following <em>Taliban</em> army massacre

The New Arab

US defence chief in Afghanistan following Taliban army massacre

Afghanistan witnessed another massacre of security forces this week, which saw US defence minister Jim Mattis make a surprise visit to the ...

<em>Taliban</em> attack kills over 100 on Afghan military base Taliban attack kills over 100 on Afghan military base

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban attack kills over 100 on Afghan military base

Over 100 military personnel, mainly young recruits, were killed in the deadly Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan.

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