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The move comes amid a months-long standoff between Kuwait's publicly-elected MPs and its appointed prime minister.

Opposition MP Bader al-Dahoum was expelled from the parliament in Kuwait on the basis of an old conviction for insulting the late emir

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After broad crackdown, Saudi moves to free some dissenters

Saudi Arabia has begun provisionally releasing some viewed as dissidents as Riyadh comes under US pressure.

Riyadh releases two Saudi-US political prisoners: campaigners

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh releases two Saudi-US political prisoners: campaigners

Saudi Arabia released two Saudi-Americans after nearly two years of detention, according to campaigners said.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and sentencing numerous dissidents.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

A Saudi court sentenced Dr Walid Fitahi to six years in prison and renewed a travel ban against his wife and children, all of whom are dual ...

The New Arab Staff

'Charity founded by MbS under review over suspected scandals'

Two lawsuits have implicitly and explicitly made a mention of the MbS-affiliated foundation, prompting a review by the Kingdom, a report said.

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he ...

Egyptian government sends ‘unaffordable’ coronavirus aid to US

The New Arab

Egyptian government sends ‘unaffordable’ coronavirus aid to US

The Egyptian government has sent a planeload of coronavirus aid to the US, at a time when coronavirus protection equipment is scarce and ...

The New Arab

Turkey blocks Saudi-owned websites in escalating media war

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have since last week engaged in a tit-for-tat blocking of prominent media websites.

Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

Two men have been implicated in a Twitter spy case.

Sudan: How revolutionaries took over neighbourhood committees

Ariane Lavrilleux

Sudan: How revolutionaries took over neighbourhood committees

Six months after the Constitutional Declaration was signed and the three-year democratic transition started, former ‘popular committees’ ...

After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

The New Arab & agencies

After Sultan Qaboos, Oman to retain its treasured neutrality

The sultanate of Oman, positioned geographically and diplomatically between the rival powers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, will be expected to ...

Saudi claims it released citizens arrested last month

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi claims it released citizens arrested last month

An anonymous Saudi official said 11 citizens detained last month have been released and that although they haven't been indicted, charges could ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

A campaign group has alleged the ultraconservative kingdom has launched a fresh arrest campaign against suspected dissidents.

The New Arab

Unesco criticised for hosting MbS' charity at Paris event

A representative from the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) - MbS' personal charity - took part in a panel discussion ...

James Reinl

Meet the Saudi mastermind behind the Twitter spy scandal

Bader al-Asaker's laudable image takes a hit amid revelations that he had masterminded a Saudi government bid to place spies ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan students fear for their future amid Tripoli fighting

The fight for control of Libya's capital is depriving tens of thousands of pupils of their education, with high school students displaced by the ...

Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to release US citizens

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo urges Saudi Arabia to release US citizens

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that he had asked Saudi Arabia to release 'wrongfully detained' US citizens.

The New Arab & agencies

US citizens among nine held in Saudi crackdown: activists

News of the arrests came the morning after US lawmakers voted to end military support for a Saudi-led war in neighbouring Yemen, which has ...

Kuwait arrests EU blacklisted pro-Assad Syrian businessman Mazen <em>al</em>-Tarazi

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait arrests EU blacklisted pro-Assad Syrian businessman Mazen al-Tarazi

Syrian businessman who is blacklisted by the EU Mazen al-Tarazi for his ties with Bashar al-Assad has been arrested in Kuwait.

Calls for transparency after murder of Saudi child

Diana Alghoul

Calls for transparency after murder of Saudi child

The murder of a child in Medina has left the Saudi Shia community shaken, with calls for a transparent investigation to uncover the motive for ...

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Oman's economic diversification strategies aim to tackle a long-standing dependence on revenue from hydrocarbons, as the country tries to ...

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