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Jordanians are tweeting in solidarity with Prince Ali and cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, after both figures faced backlash for daring to criticise the UAE-Israel normalisation deal

Palestinians have expressed disappointment and betrayal following the agreement to normalise ties between Israel and the UAE.

Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Daytime rocket attack hits Baghdad as Iran FM visits

The attack took place in the searing afternoon heat as Iran's top diplomat held back-to-back meetings with senior Iraqi officials nearby.

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

The Iraq Report: Blood on the streets of Karbala

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Blood on the streets of Karbala

Iraqi security forces and militias have been criticised by human rights organisations and civil society for using excessive force, including a ...

Rami G. Khouri

Saudi crown prince’s bizarre, destructive world revealed in interview

Comment: On Khashoggi, Yemen and Iran, Mohammed bin Salman repeated old and meaningless policy positions that have been catastrophic for the region, writes Rami Khouri.

The New Arab

Egg on Saudi faces as Iraq charm offensive backfires

Despite investing millions of dollars to bring Iraqi Shia Arab clerics closer to Riyadh, it seems Saudi Arabia has once again been snubbed in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan forms sovereign council to lead transition

The body replaces the Transitional Military Council that took over from longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir when he was forced from power in ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: The war takes a new turn

This week we take a look at the killing of a senior Houthi family member, as well as deadly clashes in Yemen's temporary capital between ...

The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks

Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber

The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks

Comment: The UAE is seeking dialogue with Iran to better manage the risks of a major conflict erupting in the Arabian Gulf, write Giorgio ...

The New Arab

Jordan Princess Haya receives brother's backing on Twitter

Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, the brother of runaway Princess Haya, posted a picture on the social network on ...

Ruling Bahrain (part I): The emir declares himself king

The New Arab

Ruling Bahrain (part I): The emir declares himself king

Interview: Retired US senior intelligence service officer Emile Nakhleh reminisces on the turning points in King Hamad's reign.

UAE 'downgrades' Asian Cup closing ceremony after Qatar win

The New Arab

UAE 'downgrades' Asian Cup closing ceremony after Qatar win

Plans to have superstar singers perform scrapped as medals awarded by low-level dignitaries.

#SaveHakeem: Bahrain regime seeks Thai extradition of 'dissident footballer'

The New Arab & agencies

#SaveHakeem: Bahrain regime seeks Thai extradition of 'dissident footballer'

Thailand officially received a request from Bahrain to extradite detained football player Hakeem al-Araibi who has refugee status in ...

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

Victoria Schneider

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a ...

The New Arab

Jordan denies rumours of coup attempt against King Abdullah

Jordan has issued a statement rejecting rumours that King Abdullah had detained his two brothers for allegedly plotting a coup against the monarch.

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

The New Arab

Prominent Arab figures revealed in Paradise Papers

Several prominent figures in the Middle East have been revealed in the Paradise Papers leak shifting money across the globe to cut tax.

UN delegation to visit Qatar to examine blockade impact

The New Arab

UN delegation to visit Qatar to examine blockade impact

A UN delegation will visit Qatar to report on the impact of a blockade imposed by a Saudi-led bloc of Arab countries.

Laith Saud

The kings of irony: Saudi Arabia and Iran

Comment: Both countries have succeeded in adopting versions of Islam that marginalise the vast majority of Muslims, Sunni and Shia alike, writes ...

Qatar: Saudi move to bar citizens violates human rights

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar: Saudi move to bar citizens violates human rights

An ultimatum by Saudi Arabia and its allies for Qatar’s citizens to leave is a violation of human rights which requires intervention by the UN, ...

Rouhani's landslide quells risk of escalation, despite Trump's hostility

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Rouhani's landslide quells risk of escalation, despite Trump's hostility

Comment: Just a day after Iranians re-elected moderate negotiator Rouhani, Trump accused Iran's government of wanting death to America, and ...

Dubai security chief Dhahi Khalfan backs Trump's Muslim ban

The New Arab

Dubai security chief Dhahi Khalfan backs Trump's Muslim ban

Dubai's head of general security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage in the Arab world, backing Donald Trump's Muslim ban and verbally ...

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