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Pro-independence rebels fighting Morocco for Western Sahara said the United Nations was responsible for "political deadlock" over the disputed territory, on the 45th anniversary of their unilateral declaration of independence.

Book Club: Nazik al-Mala'ika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. Revolt Against the Sun presents her key works in English for the first time.

Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

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Explosion rocks Singapore-flagged tanker off Saudi port

The Singapore-flagged oil tanker BW Rhine was targeted in an attack off the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Monday.

Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab Staff

Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the country's socioeconomic divide.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ancient Petra empty, silent as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Jordanian authorities imposed a lockdown, and the last tourists left on March 16, a day before ...

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of ...

Egypt PM targeted with suspected car bomb in Cairo

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Egypt PM targeted with suspected car bomb in Cairo

Parts of Sheikh Zayed City were put on lockdown on Sunday night after a car crashed into security outside the prime minister's residence, ...

The New Arab

Lebanese designer Elie Saab praises 'gentle lady' Asma al-Assad

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab spoke positively about Bashar al-Assad's wife on a pro-regime channel.

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Paul McLoughlin

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Culture: Oman's interior shows the historical harnessing of nature by man and how prosperity can come in the most challenging of environments.

The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

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The Iraq Report: Shia militia domination feeds IS growth

This week, concerns are growing that the demise of IS is fuelling extremism at the other end of the sectarian spectrum, threatening to further ...

Two years on: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Saudi-led blockade

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Two years on: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Saudi-led blockade

Life in the Qatari capital still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbours declared a boycott of the Gulf country.

Fatima Bhutto's The Runaways tackles radicalisation

Amena Ravat

Fatima Bhutto's The Runaways tackles radicalisation

Book Club: Fatima Bhutto's timely novel explores why three young adults from different backgrounds decide to run away from their homes and join ...

The New Arab

IS chief appears for first time in five years

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been announced dead on several occasions, has appeared for the first time in five years in a new propaganda video released by IS on Monday.

The New Arab

Exclusive: US warplanes drop $25-million reward leaflets for Baghdadi

US warplanes dropped leaflets over Iraq offering reward of $25 million in return for information that would lead to the capture or killing of ...

The New Arab

Qatar 'stronger' despite blockade, says emir during museum opening

Qatar has grown stronger since the Saudi-led blockade was imposed in June 2017, the Gulf state's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar National Museum celebrates opening ceremony

Qatar's new national museum's 52,000-square meter structure has a multi-curved roof made up of 76,000 panels in 3,600 different shapes and sizes.

SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors amid 'murdered' journalist affair

The New Arab & agencies

SoftBank's Saudi ties unnerve investors amid 'murdered' journalist affair

SoftBank is half-financed by Saudi Arabia and its shares dropped eight percent as fallout from the Khashoggi affair spreads.

The New Arab & agencies

Legendary Arab poet Antara rises as comic book superhero

An Egyptian writer and Indian illustrator have brought the legendary pre-Islamic Arab poet Antara back to life through comics.

Islamic State kills dozens in southern Syria attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic State kills dozens in southern Syria attacks

A string of Islamic State group attacks, including suicide blasts, killed at least 54 people in southern Syria on Wednesday.

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

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In Iraq's Anbar, election offers chance to settle scores

In the province of Anbar where IS first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni ...

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