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

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.

Saudi Arabia hands American doctor six-year prison sentence

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 nationals.

'Charity founded by MbS under review over suspected scandals'

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.

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind <em>Al</em>-<em>Asaker</em> arouses suspicion

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 ...

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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 unaffordable for most Egyptians.

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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.

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Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

Two men have been implicated in a Twitter spy case.

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 ...

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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 ...

Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

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.

Unesco criticised for hosting MbS' charity at Paris event

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 ...

Meet the Saudi mastermind behind the Twitter spy scandal

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 ...

Libyan students fear for their future amid Tripoli fighting

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 ...

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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 ...

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

Three Palestinians die on 'lawless' Israeli construction sites

Four labourers, including three Palestinians, died on Monday in building site accidents in Israel, signalling an alarming 'lawlessness' in the ...

Justice Kennedy's departure just raised the stakes even higher

Andrew Leber

Justice Kennedy's departure just raised the stakes even higher

Comment: Kennedy's departure renders many advances won through the courts vulnerable to reversal, writes Andrew Leber.

A meditation on war and peace

Hadani Ditmars

A meditation on war and peace

As war rages across the Middle East, taking time to honour the victims can only bring us closer to our own humanity, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Saudi Arabia's influential crown prince lands in Egypt

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia's influential crown prince lands in Egypt

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been received by Egypt's President Sisi on arrival in Cairo, as he kicks off his maiden foreign tour

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