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Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

Analysis: Tunisia takes the next step towards democracy with decision-making devolved to local councils. While little may change day-to-day, municipal elections are the legacy of the revolution, writes Ala Oueslati.

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based ...

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

CJ Werleman

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White ...

Omar Sultan

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Comment: Manurhin is the global leader in ammunition manufacturing machinery. Its almost 70-year trade partnership with Egypt continues, despite the regime's human rights abuses, writes Omar Sultan.

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UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's LGBT community demand change

In-depth: Tunisia's LGBTQI community are taking bold steps to demand equality and recognition and hope to drag the conservative government with ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK will raise 'deep concerns' over Yemen with MbS

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will seek to discuss Yemen's humanitarian crisis with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during ...

<em>Timeline</em>: How a bullish Saudi prince created regional chaos

The New Arab

Timeline: How a bullish Saudi prince created regional chaos

In the three years Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been at the helm of Saudi Arabia's government, he has created chaos at home and abroad.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Timeline: Seven years of deadlock in Yemen

Yemen has entered its eighth year of stalemate and chaos. Here is a reflection on the series of events since 2011 would explain what happened ...

Iraqi lawmaker: <em>timeline</em> for foreign troops' withdrawal a must

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Iraqi lawmaker: timeline for foreign troops' withdrawal a must

US and other troops were invited back into Iraq after the Islamic State group seized large chunks of the country, but politicians want to know ...

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in ...

Guatemala says Jerusalem embassy move 'will not be reversed'

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Guatemala says Jerusalem embassy move 'will not be reversed'

Guatemala became the first country to follow the US' controversial decision to move its Israel embassy to the contested city of Jerusalem.

Guatemala FM defends Jerusalem embassy move

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Guatemala FM defends Jerusalem embassy move

Guatemala foreign minister Sandra Jovel downplayed a possible fallout for Guatemala's cardamom trade as a result of the Jerusalem announcement, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Half of Saudi population receiving welfare in new system

Saudi Arabia paid $533 million in the first monthly installment of a new welfare system to help low and middle-income families cope with austerity measures.

The New Arab

Pentagon admits US has 2,000 troops in Syria

The US has 2,000 troops in Syria and 5,200 in Iraq, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday, casting doubt over the numbers officially announced ...

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Hamas calls 'day of rage' over Trump Jerusalem-embassy move

Hamas calls on Palestinians to "turn the coming Friday into a day of rage against the Israeli occupation, in rejection of the transfer of the US ...

A Yemeni journalist

What war in Yemen looks like after Saleh

While Yemen's Houthi rebels feel jubilant to have killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, the long-term consequences will be grave and ...

Saleh's death, checkmate

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

The New Arab & agencies

Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

Israel to advance plans for '4,000 settler homes'

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Israel to advance plans for '4,000 settler homes'

Israel is set to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to boost settlement growth, an ...

US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The New Arab

US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The US-led anti-IS Syria force says it will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River and advance near the country's Kurdish ...

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 landmark 2015 nuclear ...

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