Arab World UN envoy for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily. (AFP)

Bathily Resigns as UN Envoy, Says Libya Is Arena for Fierce Rivalry Among Regional, Int'l Actors

United Nations envoy for Libya Abdoulaye Bathily tendered his resignation on Tuesday, accusing the country's feuding parties of revealing an “intentional…

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Arab World Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani meets with US Vice President Kamala Harris in Munich, Germany (Reuters)

Washington Eyes Expanding Iraq Relationship ‘360 Degrees’

The security and defense relationship between the US and Iraq will be an important part of talks when Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani visits…

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World US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron hold a joint press conference at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2024. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Cameron Urges Trump, Republicans to Continue Support for Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron held talks in Washington on Tuesday to press senior Republicans, led by former President Donald Trump, to continue the…

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Arab World A Houthi member mans a machine gun on a vehicle while on patrol in Sanaa, Yemen, 10 March 2024. (EPA)

UN Security Council Demands Immediate End to Houthi Attacks on Ships in Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb

The United Nations Security Council demanded on Monday that the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen “cease immediately” their attacks on commercial and…

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World Afghan workers cover themselves with the plastic sheets during the rainfall as they sit on their hand carts along a road in Herat on March 12, 2024. (Photo by Mohsen KARIMI / AFP)

Taliban Admits Need for International Community after UNAMA Mandate Extended

The Taliban have welcomed the one-year extension of the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission (UNAMA) in Afghanistan, hoping the move will revive relations with…

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Arab World This picture taken from Israel along the border with southern Lebanon shows smoke billowing near the Lebanese village of Khiam during Israeli bombardment on March 12, 2024, amid ongoing cross-border tensions as fighting continues between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. (Photo by Jalaa MAREY / AFP)

US Keen on Keeping Situation ‘Under Control’ between Lebanon and Israel

High-ranking officials in US President Joe Biden’s administration and others express their belief that there is "no interest" for either the government of…

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Arab World A handout photo made available by German Armed Forces shows a C-130 of the bi-national German-French squadron “Rhein/Rhin” drops relief supplies over the Gaza Strip, 16 March 2024. (EPA/Sherifa Kaestner / German Armed Forces / Handout)

Votel to Asharq Al-Awsat: US Deterred Iran in Iraq, Syria… It Could in Yemen

The dire humanitarian situation in Gaza constitutes a major point of contention between the United States and Israel, General Joseph Votel, the former…

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Arab World A camp for Sudanese refugees in Chad (Reuters)

Washington Condemns ‘Atrocities’ in Sudan, Seeks Ceasefire and Weapon Embargo

US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield uncovered on Wednesday that her country is working with the UK to help the UN Security Council address the …

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