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Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks Robert Springborg.

Comment: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson must insist on his independence in addressing the stalemate in the Gulf crisis, writes Imad K. Harb.

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

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The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was defeated 'within hours'

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Saudi-led blockade of Qatar was defeated 'within hours'

Qatar's economy minister has said that an embargo imposed by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab states was overcome within hours after it initiated a ...

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Paul Iddon

Russia's next half-century in Syria

Analysis: Legal immunity is guaranteed for Russian troops in Syria for decades to come, notes Paul Iddon.

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Qatar slams Saudi-led bloc statement as 'stubborn, contradictory'

Qatar's foreign minister has slammed a statement from the four countries boycotting Doha, accusing the Saudi-led bloc of "contradicting" itself.

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Yemen rebels attack UAE ship of Saudi-led coalition

Yemen's Houthi rebels have said they targeted a military ship belonging to the United Arab Emirates, part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting ...

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Restricting free expression: Activists are being silenced in Libya

Activists are being physically attacked, detained, threatened, harassed, while many have disappeared in Tripoli and elsewhere in western Libya, ...

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Qatar 'to hold' joint military exercises with US, Turkey

Qatar's defence minister has said Doha will conduct joint military exercises with allies the United States and Turkey.

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia later this month as the Gulf region remains locked in a diplomatic ...

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No alternatives to Qatar airbase, says US defence secretary

The US does not need to find an alternative airbase to Al Udeid in Qatar, which continues to operate normally despite the blockade on ...

Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

Turkey says it will not close Qatar military <em>base</em> Turkey says it will not close Qatar military base

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Turkey says it will not close Qatar military base

A Turkish military base will remain on Qatari soil, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has insisted, despite calls from a Saudi-led ...

Islamic State look to the desert to recalibrate

Mona Alami

Islamic State look to the desert to recalibrate

Comment: As Islamic State retreat from Mosul, they will attempt to reshuffle into a more horizontal and decentralised organisation to ensure ...

Tillerson meets Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

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Tillerson meets Arab ministers over Qatar boycott

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the foreign ministers of four Arab states leading a blockade on Qatar in Saudi Arabia to help ...

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Kuwait, US, Britain urge quick solution to Gulf crisis

Kuwait, the United States and Britain have urged all parties to the Gulf crisis to resolve their dispute as quickly as possible through dialogue.

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Trump's Middle East policy: absurd and incoherent

Comment: President Trump has abandoned his promised 'non-interventionism' to destroy whatever remnants of a delicate balance remained in the ...

Joris Leverink

Turkey sets eyes on north Syria's Kurds

Comment: While Kurdish troops are busy ousting Islamic State group fighters from Raqqa, their homes are being shelled by the Turkish military ...

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Rex Tillerson heads to Kuwait for Qatar crisis talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to arrive in Kuwait on Monday in ongoing efforts to resolve a regional crisis between Qatar and ...

Pentagon affirms US-Qatar military cooperation amid Gulf crisis

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Pentagon affirms US-Qatar military cooperation amid Gulf crisis

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has affirmed his country's 'commitment to continued US-Qatar cooperation' and 'strategic partnership' amid a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Anti-Qatar bloc escalates crisis, putting Kuwaiti mediation in doubt

The four Arab countries isolating Qatar are vowing to take additional steps against the energy rich Gulf state after it refused to accept their ...

US could work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones'

The New Arab & agencies

US could work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones'

The US is prepared to collaborate with Russia to establish no-fly zones in Syria, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Turkey: We won't close <em>base</em> except at Qatar’s request

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Turkey: We won't close base except at Qatar’s request

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he remained loyal to Qatar amid an ongoing Saudi-led blockade, and would only close a military ...

Saudi-led alliance receives Qatar response to demands

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Saudi-led alliance receives Qatar response to demands

Saudi Arabia and its anti-Qatar allies have said they received the response to their demands from Qatar ahead of a meeting in Egypt on Wednesday.

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