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MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ex-Saudi official Saad al-Jabri.

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats its ...

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'Impunity reigns' one year after Lebanon protests: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Lebanese authorities to end harassment of activists and journalists, as well as the use of force against ...

The Lebanese board game fighting <em>corruption</em> with humour

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

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Sarkozy charged with 'conspiracy' over Libyan financing

Prosecutors suspect that Sarkozy and his associates received millions of euros from the regime of Libya's former strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

Bouteflika's 'secret child' Zoulikha Nachinache has been jailed for graft.

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Ousted Algeria president's 'secret child' jailed for graft

An Algerian businesswoman who is allegedly the daughter of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sentenced to 12 years in prison over ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its ...

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Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

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New anti-Netanyahu demos in Israel despite virus rules

Public anger against lockdown measures deepened after it emerged high-power figures like Netanyahu's wife violated the restrictions.

Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

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Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in ...

Ex-oil executive jailed over bribes to clinch Iraq contracts

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Ex-oil executive jailed over bribes to clinch Iraq contracts

Former Unaoil Iraq country manager Basil al-Jarah admitted to paying $17 million in bribes to secure the lucrative contracts.

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