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Around 1,000 people protested outside the Danish parliament against the government's decision to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugee

Jordan handed the Palestinian Authority documents intended to help prevent Israel from expelling Palestinian families in Jerusalem.

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

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Syria's Assad submits candidacy for May vote

President Assad has submitted his application for the upcoming Syria elections, which he is widely expected to win.

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UN experts demand 'concrete information' on Dubai princess' welfare

UN human rights experts are demanding for information on Dubai's Sheikha Latifa, who tried to flee UAE in 2018.

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Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

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Egypt says Ethiopia dam constructions will cause ‘great harm’

Cairo says that new outlets constructed by Ethiopia on its Great Renaissance Dam will severely restrict the flow of Nile waters, causing harm to ...

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Turkey still opposed to Egypt's banning of Brotherhood: Cavusoglu

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara would have opposed Egypt's 2013 coup regardless of who had been in power.

Syria names new central bank chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria names new central bank chief

Syria's Assad has announced a new central bank chief amid a collapsing economy.

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Syria's Idlib to get first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

The rebel held area of Idlib is expecting its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, with medical personnel being the first to be vaccinated.

Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

A hidden camera show that fools celebrities into thinking they are being attacked by jihadists has been condemned by viewers as tasteless.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Recognition of Muslim holidays gains ground at US schools

Brooke Anderson

Recognition of Muslim holidays gains ground at US schools

Taking advantage of an increasingly favourable climate, young Muslims across the United States are campaigning for the formal recognition of ...

Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish ...

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Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, follows a national uproar over mismanagement of dilapidated train lines.

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar ...

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Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the ...

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Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalisation efforts

Sudan has repealed the Israel boycott act, which has been in place since 1958, despite nationwide protests.

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

The New Arab Staff

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

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Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia President Kais Saied planning ‘soft coup’: political party

The Tunisian president's move to claim control over the nation's domestic security forces has proven unpopular with many.

Libya becomes regional centre for bitcoin mining operation

The New Arab Staff

Libya becomes regional centre for bitcoin mining operation

Libya has been noted as the most prolific miner of bitcoins in the Arab world, thought to be due to cheap electricity.

Representing MENA artists in the UK

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

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