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In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

Lebanese sexologist slams hosts for degrading television appearance

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese sexologist slams hosts for degrading television appearance

Dr. Sandrine Atallah's work was mocked by two male Lebanese TV hosts who also made derogatory comments.

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in ...

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US in balancing act as Saudi prince spared sanctions

A US decision to spare Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi has frustrated campaigners.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab Staff

Sports in Middle East 'fastest growing in the world'

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US shakes Yemen policy, but long road to peace

Biden's decisions last week mark a reversal of policies by his predecessor Donald Trump, a staunch backer of Saudi Arabia and a fierce ...

Fuad Shahbazov

Why is Azerbaijan trying to rekindle Israeli-Turkish ties?

Analysis: Warming ties between Israel and Turkey is of particular interest to Baku given the emergence of a new geopolitical order in the South ...

Saudi delegation preparing Doha embassy reopening: Saudi foreign minister

The New Arab Staff

Saudi delegation preparing Doha embassy reopening: Saudi foreign minister

The Saudi embassy in Qatar could reopen within days as Riyadh and Doha continue their post-blockade rapprochement.

The New Arab Staff

Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

The New Arab Staff

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen ...

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu 'secretly' met Saudi crown prince, Pompeo at NEOM

A reported meeting between MbS and Netanyahu hints at the first-ever Israeli official's visit to the Kingdom.

The New Arab Staff

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

Trump's administration slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for ...

Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump sanctions Iran banks, seeking crippling blow

US President Donald Trump has imposed sweeping sanctions on Iranian banks, seeking to deal a further blow to Iran’s economy as it struggles to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after Bahrain normalisation signing

Israeli jets have bombed Gaza Wednesday morning just hours after the normalisation deal with Bahrain.

Saudi <em>Arabia</em> among nations 'expected to normalise with Israel'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia among nations 'expected to normalise with Israel'

Saudi Arabia is among a list of Arab nations expected to normalise with Israel, US President Donald Trump said in Tuesday, after ...

Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain, UAE establish full ties with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed deals to normalise relations with Israel at the White House on Tuesday, despite Palestinian ...

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

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