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Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

22 May, 2020

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go through with it?

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

02 March, 2020

In-depth: From Amo to Habibi, Bernie Sanders has become the first presidential candidate in US history to embrace the Arab community, and they're feeling the Bern like never before.

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

12 February, 2020

A sleepy Danish town is now the centre of an international spying operation. Does this make the smallest Scandinavian country the new flashpoint for Iran and Saudi Arabia’s spy wars?

Nine years on, Egypt awaits conclusion of its revolution

25 January, 2020

Mohamed Ali, diaspora activism and social media: As Cairo goes into lockdown for the ninth anniversary of its revolution, what are the chances of a follow-up to September's protest spurt?

The murder case haunting Lebanon's pop queen Nancy Ajram

24 January, 2020

Feature: How the killing of a Syrian refugee in alleged 'self-defence' at a celebrity couple's home brought Lebanon’s most burning issues to the doorstep of its national treasure.

Bahrain accused of using US-Iran tensions to hide executions

08 January, 2020

Bahrain has upheld the death sentences given to Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa, but have used holidays and the media frenzy over Iran to evade the world's attention, activists say.

Demonstrators comfort crying soldiers on Lebanon protest frontlines

23 October, 2019

Videos of soldiers overcome by emotion in the face of Lebanon's anti-government protests have gone viral, reflecting the conflicting allegiances between the army and those pushing for social change.

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

03 October, 2019

As services and opportunities decline, corruption in Iraq has soared along with the summer temperatures, prompting Iraqis to risk their lives calling for change on the streets.

Egypt broadcasts tourists' 'confessions' to taking part in protests

26 September, 2019

Egyptian state TV broadcast "confessions" from five foreign tourists swept up in the mass campaign of arrests following anti-corruption protests, as the number arrested soars into the thousands.

Transgender refugee feared dead after deportation to Syria

23 August, 2019

Vulnerable refugees living legally and under protection in Turkey are being swept up in the widespread deportation campaign to devastating effect.

Iranian musician leads Middle Eastern 'peace album' collaboration

25 July, 2019

'My one only weapon to fight for freedom is by making music': The New Arab Meets: Mehdi Rajabian who has made an album taking a stand against war and oppression.

Canada lobbyists paid $6m to promote Sudan's military regime

28 June, 2019

The lobbying firm, whose previous clients include Mugabe and Haftar, pledges to grant Sudan's military council diplomatic recognition through securing international funding, a meeting with Trump, and favourable media coverage.

Florence Dixon
Florence Dixon

Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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