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In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

Bahrain intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

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Bahrain intervenes to halt pro-Palestine discussion on Israel normalisation

Bahraini authorities have been criticised after abruptly intervening to stop an anti-Israel normalisation discussion online, amid warming ties between the Gulf state and Israel.

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Muhammad Shehada

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

Saudi Arabia affirms 'Palestinian support' following Israel normalisation backlash

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia affirms 'Palestinian support' following Israel normalisation backlash

Saudi Arabia reiterated its support for the Palestinian cause as Israel verges on annexing the West Bank, following criticism over Riyadh's ...

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Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

Saudi Twitter users were left outraged this week after a popular Ramadan drama series 'defended homosexuality'.

The New Arab

Popular Saudi soap attacks 'ungrateful' Palestinians, normalises Israel relations

A popular Saudi series being broadcast during the peak Ramadan period has promoted relations with Israel and attacked 'ungrateful' Palestinians.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon prime minister says bank deposits plunge $5.7 billion

Lebanon's prime minister said bank deposits in the debt-ridden country have plummeted $5.7 billion in the first two months of the year.

The New Arab

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

The US is battling to salvage the Afghan peace process as violence, Covid-19 and internal political disputes threaten to derail the fragile ...

The New Arab

Riyadh arrests four over claims coronavirus is 'God's punishment'

Saudi Arabia's public prosecution has ordered the arrest of four people for their comments on social media about the novel coronavirus.

Gulf shares slump after OPEC disagrees on virus response

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Gulf shares slump after OPEC disagrees on virus response

Stock markets across the Gulf suffered sharp drops in early trading Sunday amid a failure by OPEC and allied nations to cut production.

Ten things to look out for in 2020

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Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as we enter a ...

Taliban re-engages with US envoy following failed peace talks

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Taliban re-engages with US envoy following failed peace talks

The Afghan Taliban have met with the United States' peace envoy for the fist time since talks between the two sides stalled in September.

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson suffers humiliating EU election defeat

The New Arab & agencies

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson suffers humiliating EU election defeat

Tommy Robinson reportedly sneaked out of an election count centre in Manchester before European Parliament election results were announced, ...

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Brexit Party wins big in UK's EU parliament elections

British voters punished the UK's two leading parties in elections for the European Parliament, handing huge gains to pro-Brexit and pro-EU factions.

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Mortar fire hits Kabul close to Afghan political rally

A political rally by the Afghan Hezbe Wahdat party has come under fire by militants.

The New Arab & agencies

Quebec City mosque shooter to be sentenced

A Canadian citizen who carried out a shooting at the Quebec City Mosque in 2017 will be sentenced on Friday.

Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia: 10 Reasons Why Women Flee

Under male guardianship laws, Saudi women face systematic discrimination and are left exposed to domestic violence. With few places to turn, ...

US President Donald Trump visits Iraq

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US President Donald Trump visits Iraq

US President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to US troops deployed in a war zone since being elected two ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen's Ella al-Shamahi: Unearthing the past, preserving the future

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella al-Shamahi who is on a mission to unearth the history of mankind, while fighting to preserve its ...

Thousands leave Syria's Douma as evacuations wrapping up

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Thousands leave Syria's Douma as evacuations wrapping up

Thousands of Islamist fighters and their relatives left the Syrian town of Douma they once controlled as the last evacuations from Eastern ...

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Theresa May must tell MbS to end male guardianship

Ruqaya Izzidien

Theresa May must tell MbS to end male guardianship

Comment: Rather than celebrating Mohammed bin Salman's baby step reforms, Theresa May should amplify the voices of Saudi women calling for the ...

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