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Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

UAE training brutal Syrian regime intelligence agents

The New Arab Staff

UAE training brutal Syrian regime intelligence agents

UAE de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed made the first publicly known contact with Assad this year since relations were officially cut in 2012.

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Lebanon to stop paying outstanding Eurobonds

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon to stop paying outstanding Eurobonds

Lebanon has been hit by a currency crisis and now coronavirus.

The New Arab

Lebanon to default on Eurobond debt, says PM

Lebanon's prime minister said Saturday the government will suspend payment of $1.2 billion in loans, marking the crisis-hit country's first-ever default on its sovereign debt.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

Russia issued the warning after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened 'imminent' military action to force an end to the Syrian ...

The New Arab

Jordan's King Abdullah rejects Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Jordan's King Abdullah has blasted a proposed US peace plan for the Middle East.

Amr Salahi

Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam: A catastrophe for Egypt?

Ethiopia is building a dam on the Nile which it says is vital to its future development but Egyptians fear that it could cause famine and ...

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Denijal Jegic

How Germany uses anti-BDS laws to ostracise Israel critics

Comment: In Germany, support for BDS and criticism of Israel is comfortable justification for exclusion from the public sphere, writes Denijal ...

Former Bouteflika minister held in Algeria graft probe

The New Arab & agencies

Former Bouteflika minister held in Algeria graft probe

Algerian authorities placed a former cabinet minister in detention on suspicion of squandering public funds, state television said.

US man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students

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US man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students

Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha were shot dead by neighbour Craig Hicks at their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina ...

Residents of bombed Syrian town unable to find shelter

The New Arab

Residents of bombed Syrian town unable to find shelter

Eighty percent of people in Hizareen have fled because of intense regime airstrikes. Those who remain are trapped - there are no more places for ...

US-Taliban peace talks paused for first day of Ramadan

The New Arab & agencies

US-Taliban peace talks paused for first day of Ramadan

The foes have paused the sixth round of peace talks in Doha for the first day of Ramadan on Monday but are set to resume on Tuesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Algerian protesters demand resignation of Bouteflika allies

Protesters in central Algiers on Friday staged their ninth weekly mass rally, galvanised by the departure of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika but vowing to keep up their demands for reforms.

The New Arab & agencies

Afghan peace talks cancelled amid dispute over delegation size

Hopes for breakthrough in push to end Afghanistan's gruelling conflict suffered a major setback on Friday after a key summit between the Taliban ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians see little hope in Israeli elections

Israel's upcoming elections could have a direct effect on the Palestinians, but many have lost hope its more than 50-year occupation will end no ...

Sahar Khamis

The many faces of Arab women's activism

Comment: Since well before the Arab Spring, women in the Middle East and North Africa have been fighting for their political, social and legal ...

Egypt slams Turkey for EU-Arab summit criticism

The New Arab

Egypt slams Turkey for EU-Arab summit criticism

Egypt's foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of partisanship towards the Muslim Brotherhood after Turkish criticism ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan lambasts Brussels over EU-Arab summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday lambasted the EU after the bloc held a summit with Arab leaders in Egypt despite Cairo's ...

Does Egypt's execution spree rest on coerced confessions?

Joe Stork

Does Egypt's execution spree rest on coerced confessions?

Comment: Under President Sisi, Egypt has revived the systematic and widespread use of torture to coerce confessions, writes Joe Stork.

Egypt hits back at UN over executions criticism

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt hits back at UN over executions criticism

Cairo has said it 'rejects any infringement upon the Egyptian judiciary' after the UN expressed concern that trials leading to executions in the ...

Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful execution' of nine Egyptian prisoners

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty condemns 'disgraceful execution' of nine Egyptian prisoners

Amnesty International, the human rights group, has condemned the execution of nine Egyptian prisoners on Wednesday.

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