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Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through Congress, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Analysis: While European economies appear to have weathered the storm, dark forecasts for the Arab world persist, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

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Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing criticism of its bombing campaign in Yemen.

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The New Arab

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups ...

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

Matt Broomfield

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope ...

James Snell

As Islamic State knows, to change is to survive

Comment: As Islamic State begins its insurgent stage, the way the United States selected and rewarded its partner forces will matter, writes James Snell.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin informs Trump about talks with Assad: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed Syria with his US counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday, following the Russian leader's surprise summit ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin to hold Syria peace talks with Erdogan, Rouhani

Putin's meeting with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani comes as Ankara, Moscow and Tehran cooperate with ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

The New Arab

US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an airstrike against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 militants, military ...

The New Arab

Palestine freezes talks after US PLO office closure threats

"In practice by closing the office they are freezing all meetings and we are making that official," Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki ...

US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

The New Arab & agencies

US sanctions counterfeiting 'network forging money for Iran'

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a network of companies and individuals accused of counterfeiting money to help Iran's ...

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

Netanyahu says Israel's security comes first in peace deal

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Netanyahu says Israel's security comes first in peace deal

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he made it clear to the US that Israel's security concerns must come first in any peace process.

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

The New Arab

Palestine rejects Trump threat to put Ramallah 'on notice'

Ramallah said it would not give in to US 'extortion' after reports Trump threatened to close the Palestinian Authority diplomatic mission in Washington.

The New Arab

US threatens Palestinians with closure of PLO's Washington office

The Trump administration is attempting to increase its leverage in bringing Israelis and Palestinians to the negotiating table by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

Marcus Montgomery

How not to 'drain the swamp'

Comment: What happens when a bunch of 20-somethings are in charge of advising and assisting representatives and senators on increasingly ...

US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

The New Arab

US officials 'alarmed' over Mohammad bin Salman's 'reckless behaviour'

US officials are reportedly growing concerned over Mohammad bin Salman's "reckless" behaviour in Saudi Arabia following mass arrests and ...

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Nearly $100,000 raised for cyclist who 'flipped off' <em>Trump</em>

The New Arab

Nearly $100,000 raised for cyclist who 'flipped off' Trump

Juli Briskman was cycling past the president's motorcade passed by her last month when she gave Trump a 'one-finger-salute', losing her ...

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

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Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing ...

Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

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Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting ...

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