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In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel and Dubai diamond exchanges sign trade agreement

The Israeli diamond exchange, a world leader in the lucrative trade, will set up an office in Dubai.

Lebanese businessman donates $55,300 Hitler hat to Israeli foundation

The New Arab

Lebanese businessman donates $55,300 Hitler hat to Israeli foundation

A Lebanese businessman who bought a $55,300 Hitler top hat at an auction said he will donate it to an Israeli foundation to keep it away from ...

Mayweather 'received $2m' to hype Pacquiao Saudi Arabia rematch

The New Arab

Mayweather 'received $2m' to hype Pacquiao Saudi Arabia rematch

Will Floyd Mayweather fight Manny Pacquiao in Saudi Arabia? Probably not, but Mayweather says the bout that will never be is still making him ...

Uri Levy

Tunisians triumphant in African Champions League final

In Iran, meanwhile, hundreds of women fans were allowed into the stadium for the Asian Champions League final.

Sam Hamad

UAE: A petrostate bereft of morality

Comment: The extravagant mirage of UAE's hyper-luxury stands in stark contrast with the lives of starving Yemenis suffering the effects of a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatari-owned jewels stolen in Venice museum theft

The stealthily operated heist of one-of-a-kind jewels from the famous Doge's Palace has Italian police scratching their heads.

UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

The New Arab

UAE's Club World Cup closes with Real Madrid win

Champions of the world's biggest continental trophies met head-to-head in the UAE this week, with Real Madrid lifting the trophy and Emirati ...

Uri Levy

Heartbreak and golden-boys: This week in Middle East football

In the Asian Championship League, Arabs received heartbreaking news this week with Al-Hilal's dramatic loss, but on the other side of the world, ...

Hijabs, white supremacy and Swedish-Iranian economic deals

Diana Alghoul

Hijabs, white supremacy and Swedish-Iranian economic deals

For women in politics, especially on the international platform, there is simply no escape from vindictive comments and unfair judgement, writes ...

Meeting British-Yemeni designer Kaffa Mockbill

Priyanka Jethwa

Meeting British-Yemeni designer Kaffa Mockbill

Society: The award-winning designer speaks about her latest collection and her experiences within the Middle East fashion industry.

Hijabi martial-artist: Punching stereotypes and kicking boundaries

Sana Uqba

Hijabi martial-artist: Punching stereotypes and kicking boundaries

While global media headlines insist 'stereotype-breaking' Hijabi Muslim women are revolutionary, Muay Thai fighter Nesrine Zakia Dally says it's ...

Corruption on the coast: Lebanon for sale

Robert Cusack

Corruption on the coast: Lebanon for sale

Exclusive investigation: Leaked documents show how businesses are profiting from sun-drenched beachfronts and shadowy deals, reports Rob Cusack.

Vijay Prashad

Palestine's lost present: A journey in the Jordan Valley

Comment: Labelling fruit and vegetables produced in illegal Israeli settlements is a preposterous - and necessary - first measure, writes Vijay Prashad.

Vijay Prashad

Crushing dreams will not stop the rush from Africa

Comment: The response to mass migration is knee-jerk, brutal and unfair, and refuses to address the reasons why people risk everything for a ...

Lana Asfour

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

Lana Asfour

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

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