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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.

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Arab Israeli diplomat 'profiled' and choked by security guards

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Arab Israeli diplomat 'profiled' and choked by security guards

The incident trained a spotlight on the ongoing struggles of Israel’s Arab citizens, a large minority that makes up about 20% of the population.

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares <em>Bedouin</em> birth rate to bomb

The New Arab Staff

Far-right Israeli lawmaker compares Bedouin birth rate to bomb

A far-right Israeli lawmaker with a history of espousing anti-Arab sentiment said Bedouin birth rates in Israel were comparable to a ...

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

Narjas Zatat

How coronavirus has transformed education in the Middle East

Access to education has become difficult under Covid-19 lockdown measures, but parents and teachers are fighting to ensure that children can ...

The New Arab

In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

Israel's discriminatory land policies extend beyond the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch has said.

Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts in virus-led austerity drive

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Saudi triples VAT, suspends handouts in virus-led austerity drive

Saudi Arabia's finance minister said the kingdom will triple its Value Added Tax and halt monthly handout payments to citizens in new austerity ...

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

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Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

<em>Bedouin</em> students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Delilah Boxstein

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Bedouin students in the Negev have been left behind as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare the inequality in Israel's education system.

Are Palestinians on the cusp of a coronavirus outbreak?

The New Arab

Are Palestinians on the cusp of a coronavirus outbreak?

Confirmed cases among Palestinians in Israel and the occupied West Bank are proportionally very low, but here’s why that will change.

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

Yara Hawari

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

Palestinians are marking Land Day under lockdown this year to commemorate their historic dispossession, as Israel continues to annex land ...

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Israel police 'left innocent Bedouin teacher to die'

Yacoub Abu Al-Qiyan was shot dead in 2017 while Israeli authorities conducted home demolitions in the Bedouin village Umm al-Hiran.

Diana Alghoul

First hijabi appointed to 'anti-Arab' Israeli police

Sabreen Saadi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, has gone viral after a photo of her in an Israeli police uniform was released.

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

Muhammad Shehada

ICC war crimes probe shatters Israel's image of invincibility

Comment: Israel's reaction to the investigation shows a deep-seated fear of the potential consequences of its oppression of the Palestinian ...

Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

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Egyptian soldiers killed in coordinated IS Sinai attacks

Attacks on military and security targets in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid killed four soldiers, including an officer, as Egypt’s military continue to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt claims dozens militants killed in North Sinai clashes

The Egyptian army is continuing its campaign against IS affiliate Wilayat Sinai, claiming to have killed over 80 fighters between September 28 ...

Sumud: Palestinians' form of steadfastness continues to grow stronger

Yousef Alhelou

Sumud: Palestinians' form of steadfastness continues to grow stronger

There is no denying that despair and frustration is high among Palestinians living under decades of Israeli occupation, but many still have hope ...

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

The New Arab

Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

Saudi Arabia said it would issue fines for 19 offences related to public decency, such as immodest dress and public displays of affection.

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