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Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly endangering sources.

Edgy podcast 'Red Scare' is selling t-shirts and tote bags that meld its name with a logo adopted by the IS group.

Paris thieves steal $720,000 in belongings from Saudi princess

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Paris thieves steal $720,000 in belongings from Saudi princess

More than $720,000 in designer belongings have been stolen from the home of a Saudi princess in Paris.

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

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Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the ...

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The New Arab Staff

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

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Kanye West praises Jared Kushner for Israel normalisation agreements

The infamous rapper and fashion mogul applauded the president's son-in-law after the US brokered normalisation agreements between Israel and Gulf states the UAE and Bahrain.

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UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

Justin Salhani

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, ...

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known as 'Hamza ...

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

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Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Seeking to escape the doom and gloom of Lebanon's economic crisis, wealthy Lebanese chose to summer in the country's mountain resort town.

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Muslim woman scolded for wearing burkini in Egypt pool

A 10-minute video that surfaced online has caused uproar in Egypt for discrimination against a Muslim woman who chose to wear a burkini in a ...

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

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 ...

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he masterminded a ...

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Lebanon's landmark Le Bristol hotel closes over economic crisis

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Lebanon's landmark Le Bristol hotel closes over economic crisis

The crisis has pushed the owners of five-star Le Bristol to close down the landmark hotel after almost seven decades in business, its general ...

The New Arab

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

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Instagram celebrates birthday of billionaire Syrian regime insider's son

Instagram said Ali Makhlouf’s birthday post, in which he video-called friends on six separate screens, had them 'smiling' - despite him being ...

The New Arab & agencies

Istanbul engineers using 3D printers to make masks

A group of engineers in Turkey have come together to make masks for healthcare professionals in an effort to help battle coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

Iranians promise to boycott election as Khamenei loyalists lead

Iranians are intending to boycott the upcoming general elections following a declining economic situation and tense relations with the US.

Syrian 'For Sama' director stuns Oscars in Arabic-calligraphy dress

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Syrian 'For Sama' director stuns Oscars in Arabic-calligraphy dress

'For Sama' won the BAFTA for Best Documentary this year, but narrowly missed out on the Academy Award to 'American Factory'.

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

Meet Esska's Souraya Karami

Elias Jahshan

Meet Esska's Souraya Karami

The New Arab Meets: Souraya Karami, the founder of Esska, a designer footwear brand located in the London neighbourhood of Chiswick.

Maksters: Weaving Palestinian roots into a cult shoe brand

Elias Jahshan

Maksters: Weaving Palestinian roots into a cult shoe brand

The New Arab Meets: Khaled Makki, founder of London-based shoe brand Maksters, whose bold designs highlighting Palestinian craft and heritage ...

Assad's wife stages 'hostile takeover' of country’s telecoms sector

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Assad's wife stages 'hostile takeover' of country’s telecoms sector

After decimating Syria's main telecoms company after feuding with 'regime crony' Rami Makhlouf, Assad has cleared the way for his wife to ...

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