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King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

EU Parliament calls for <em>Bahrain</em> to halt prisoner executions

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EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

The draft resolution calls for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience, including 26 death row prisoners facing imminent execution.

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

<em>Bahrain</em> paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

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

UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

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UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

A UAE delegation has arrived in Israel for a high-profile visit.

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Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

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Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

The New Arab Staff

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

<em>WATCH</em>: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

<em>Bahrain</em> top court upholds two death sentences

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain top court upholds two death sentences

Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister and a ...

Joe Stork

Bahrain's torture-tainted courts

Comment: Disregarding credible evidence of torture, and laws against forced confession shows the criminal malfeasance of Bahrain's justice system, writes Human Rights Watch's Joe Stork.

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan university slammed for Israeli normalisation workshop

The University of Jordan invited an Israeli-American academic to an online workshop, prompting criticism from anti-normalisation critics.

The New Arab

Three Gulf states seek Israel coronavirus 'partnership'

Half of the GCC have reached out to Israel for assistance amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.

<em>Bahrain</em> intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

The New Arab

Bahrain intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

Bahraini authorities have been criticised after abruptly intervening to stop an anti-Israel normalisation discussion online, amid warming ties ...

Florence Massena

For domestic workers, Lebanon lockdown a recipe for abuse

Already deprived of basic rights and freedom, domestic migrant workers are now at greater risk of being abused as Lebanon remains under lockdown ...

Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

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Gulf states urged to free activists, migrant workers

Human Rights Watch has raised concerns over the health of political prisoners and rights activists detained across the Gulf, as the ...

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

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Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

The families of Egypt's detainees are calling for action to be taken before coronavirus finds its way into Egypt's overcrowded and neglected ...

Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

The New Arab

Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

Four prominent Egyptian activists are set to be released on bail after protesting for the release of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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