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Abu Dhabi has operating touristic trips to Socotra island, in violation of Yemen and the island's sovereignty.

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a "terrorist attack".

Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

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Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

An Iranian consulate employee in Istanbul was detained in connection with a probe into the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Turkey.

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can football diplomacy reunite the GCC?

The upcoming Qatar World Cup has economic benefits for the GCC which is struggling to overcome damages inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Tiffany Trump announces engagement to billionaire Lebanese boyfriend

The New Arab Staff

Tiffany Trump announces engagement to billionaire Lebanese boyfriend

Tiffany Trump got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos, son of Lebanese billionaire tycoon Massad Boulos.

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Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

The New Arab Staff

Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year long Gulf ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli news channel now screening in UAE homes

The i24NEWS is now available to UAE households, after the country's controversial normalisation agreement with Israel.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran announces its coronavirus death toll passes 30,000 killed

Iran has one of the highest rates of covid-19 in the Middle East as the country struggles under the pressure of the pandemic.

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran coronavirus death toll hits record high

Iran marked its highest single-day record for new deaths and infections from the coronavirus.

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing the ...

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

The New Arab Staff

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

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

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in ...

Calls to cancel Egyptian Ramadan show after 'torture' prank

The New Arab

Calls to cancel Egyptian Ramadan show after 'torture' prank

Popular prank show 'Ramez Magnoun Rasmy' has come under fire after a 'psychological torture' skit.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran allows some shuttered Tehran businesses to reopen, Lebanon's Le Bristol hotel closes down and the 'Holy Fire' ceremony ...

Emirati polygamists 'need permits' to visit wives: Police chief

Kamal Afzali

Emirati polygamists 'need permits' to visit wives: Police chief

In the UAE, where polygamy is common, men who have more than one wife in one home are in a state of disarray.

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

The New Arab & agencies

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily ...

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

The New Arab

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

A whole new world of content will be available to streamers in the Middle East, after regional network signed an agreement, granting it Disney+ ...

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