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Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional cooperation, writes James Dorsey.

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to Saudi state TV.

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

The New Arab & agencies

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

<em>The</em> Iraqi translators betrayed by <em>the</em> United States

Austin Bodetti

The Iraqi translators betrayed by the United States

Feature: Iraqis who risked their lives for the US military now find themselves stranded in a country that has very little patience for ...

Trump's phoney war against Assad

CJ Werleman

Trump's phoney war against Assad

Comment: US strikes will not advance US interests in Syria, nor will they alleviate the suffering of Assad's victims, writes CJ ...

The New Arab

'UAE hired Israeli firm to create Yemen war game'

The Emiratis contracted Wikistrat, an Israeli company, in the lead up to the Saudi-led coalition war on rebels Yemen, according to reports.

The New Arab & agencies

Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely

Although Trump promised a quick pullout from Syria, US forces may be committed to the country for some time to come.

Diana Alghoul

Oren: Israel was not 'diplomatically prepared' for Gaza killings

Israel's deputy minister and former ambassador to the US Michael Oren said Israel needs to be improve its PR in order to justify its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump freezes over $200 million in Syria recovery funds

The White House has instructed the State Department to freeze over $200 million in funds earmarked for 'recovery efforts' in ...

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

James Snell

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

The New Arab

Saudi foreign minister compares Yemen intervention to Mexican-American war

During a high-profile meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown Prince, Donald Trump promised to push through with multi-billion dollar arms deals with ...

Saudi Arabia releases 23 high-level 'corruption' detainees

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia releases 23 high-level 'corruption' detainees

Saudi authorities freed 23 of 200 detained businessmen, royals and princes, Saudi paper Okaz reported on Tuesday, in what appears to be ...

Saudi Arabia releases former minister, businessman for monetary settlements

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia releases former minister, businessman for monetary settlements

Saudi Arabia released more detainees arrested in a sweeping anti-corruption purge of the kingdom's elite, amid a report that ...

<em>The</em> dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Paul Iddon

The dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Analysis: A small mistake could have drastic consequences, writes Paul Iddon.

End of <em>the</em> Saudi Arabia-UAE Leonardo da Vinci mystery?

The New Arab

End of the Saudi Arabia-UAE Leonardo da Vinci mystery?

Abu Dhabi has purchased a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, which the UAE and Saudi Arabia will hope end rumours Mohammed bin Salman ...

The New Arab

Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly planned to kidnap Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for Turkey in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudis seek to ease investor concerns after royal purge

Saudi Arabia's central bank has stepped in to soothe concerns the arrests of high-flying businessman and political heavyweights will ...

Saudi keeps options open on Aramco IPO​

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi keeps options open on Aramco IPO​

Saudi Arabia is keeping its options open on the sale of Aramco shares, following reports that the IPO could be limited to ...

The New Arab

Turkey sentences Wall Street Journal reporter on 'terror' charge

A row between Ankara-Washington has escalated further after Turkey sentenced a reporter from a major US publication on a terror-related charge.

US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

The New Arab & agencies

US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal

The Trump administration is poised to extend sanctions relief to Iran, avoiding imminent action that could implode the ...

How long will <em>the</em> US stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Analysis: The Pentagon has invested significant resources in northern Syria, and doesn't seem to be in a rush to leave, notes Paul ...

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Will France stand up to Trump on Iran?

Comment: France's significant economic interests in Iran and Macron's relations with Trump mean he is uniquely placed to encourage Trump to ...

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