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The military wing of Hamas has said it "outsmarted" Israel's advanced aerial defence system during the deadliest fighting with Israel militants since a 2014 war.

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up months of mass demonstrations on Friday.

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Fadi O. Al-Naji

Gazans turn to Bitcoin to escape financial blockade

Feature: As Venezuelans invest in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to protect themselves from hyperinflation, people in the occupied Palestinian territories are following suit, reports Fadi al-Naji.

Botched Israeli Gaza raid 'aimed to bug communication'

The New Arab & agencies

Botched Israeli Gaza raid 'aimed to bug communication'

The military wing of Gaza's Hamas rulers said on Saturday that a botched undercover Israeli operation in the Palestinian enclave was aiming to ...

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

The New Arab

Israeli lawmaker given security after insulting Palestinians

Israel's parliament has decided to give a controversial rightwing lawmaker a security detail after a widely-shared video showed him insulting Palestinians heading to visit detained relatives, a spokesman said.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli lawmaker harasses Palestinian families visiting jailed relatives

A controversial Israeli lawmaker on Monday verbally abused Palestinians leaving Gaza on their way to meet relatives jailed in Israel, calling ...

Imogen Lambert

Gulf diplomatic brouhaha latest step in UAE anti-Qatar campaign

Comment: Diplomats in the Gulf have been working for months to undermine Qatar and its independent foreign policy streak, writes Imogen Lambert.

The New Arab

Hamas gives Israel 24-hours to respond to hunger strikers

Hamas' Qassam Brigades gave Israel 24 hours to respond to the demands of hunger striking prisoners, warning it would face consequences for ...

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hamas condemned for extra-judicial killing of 'Israeli spy'

International human rights watchdog decried the 'execution' of a senior commander in Hamas' military wing, which found him guilty of passing ...

Hamas further hints at prisoner swap with Israel

The New Arab

Hamas further hints at prisoner swap with Israel

A senior Hamas commander has suggested the movement is in possession of Israeli soldiers' bodies seized during the last war in Gaza and would ...

Syrian rebels declare war on shadowy IS militia

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels declare war on shadowy IS militia

Rival Syrian militias have demanded that IS-linked Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade surrender as the its rival's headquarters in Daraa province is hit by ...

Rockets and olive oil: A post-war Hamas

Imogen Lambert

Rockets and olive oil: A post-war Hamas

Analysis: As the Hamas military wing rallies around rockets in Gaza, the movement's political leaders speak of truce-talks with Israel. What is ...

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