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A greek court handed a prison sentence to the leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn.

Oman will impose VAT for the first time from 2021 due to the economic downturn caused by coronavirus and low oil prices, becoming the fourth GCC state to do so.

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

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Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

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New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

Kuwait's new crown prince is known as a low-profile intelligence chief.

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of ...

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

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WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first ...

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Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Saudis bombard finance minister with questions over VAT hike

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Saudis bombard finance minister with questions over VAT hike

Saudis frustrated at austerity measures refused to let the country's finance minister off the hook during a virtual investor conference.

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

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Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

Kuwaiti lawmakers have stalled annual payments to a sovereign wealth fund as the cash-strapped Gulf state assesses its options.

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

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Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

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Muslims begin downsized hajj amid coronavirus pandemic

A smaller than usual number of Muslims began the annual five-day hajj pilgrimage as Saudi Arabia imposed sanitary measures to contain the spread ...

Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

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Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion losses for second quarter

The kingdom has recorded big losses for the second quarter of 2020.

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All at the expense of people's savings and livelihoods writes Nizar Hassan.

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Struggling Lebanon records rising suicide cases

A 26-year-old in Lebanon became the fifth person to commit suicide in the economy-stricken country.

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Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

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IMF is way out of Lebanon crisis, says France

The International Monetary Fund may be the only way out of Lebanon's financial crisis, France advised.

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

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Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

Saudi Arabia has suffered from low oil prices and the coronavirus epidemic.

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Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

Anti-Sisi whistle blower Mohamed Ali faces extradition to Egypt on grounds of fraud and money-laundering.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

The New Arab Staff

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

Gaia Caramazza

Deadly silence: The fight against FGM in Arab states

In-depth: More than 4.1 million girls and women are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation in 2020.

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