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Saudi Arabia is hoping to turn its capital into one of the Arab world's biggest metropolises.

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Gasia Ohanes

Family of slain Saudi activist slam NEOM 'compensation plan'

Saudi Arabia has been accused of offering NEOM compensation money 'under threats' to members of the Huwaiti tribe who were evicted to make way for the Crown Prince's investment project.

Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The New Arab

Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which ...

FBI accidentally names Saudi suspected of supporting 9/11 terrorists

The New Arab

FBI accidentally names Saudi suspected of supporting 9/11 terrorists

The Federal Bureau of Investigation named a Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding two terrorists who were involved in the attack on the World Trade ...

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over tribal forces, writes Courtney Freer.

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Amr Salahi

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Teen killed as Israeli forces fire on Gaza protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Teen killed as Israeli forces fire on Gaza protesters

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teen near the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

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Saudi cleric jailed for writing letter dies in prison

Fahd Al-Qadi, a conservative cleric close to the persecuted Sahwa movement, has died in prison due to medical neglect. He was ...

Saudi king replaces energy minister with his own son

The New Arab

Saudi king replaces energy minister with his own son

Saudi King Salman has replaced the kingdom’s energy minister with one of his own sons, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, in a shake-up which also ...

Saudi replaces royal court chief, creates industry ministry

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Saudi replaces royal court chief, creates industry ministry

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has replaced the royal court chief.

'Hip Hop' performance in Mecca holy city angers Saudis

The New Arab

'Hip Hop' performance in Mecca holy city angers Saudis

A 'hip hop' dance performance in Mecca in Saudi Arabia has left many Saudis angry over what they said is a 'desecration' unbefitting of the ...

Middle East football season ends in fever pitch

Uri Levy

Middle East football season ends in fever pitch

With football seasons in the Middle East coming to a close, there have been some unpredictable ends to league battles.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS leader Baghdadi returns

This week in Iraq, Islamic State group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi resurfaces after almost half a decade in hiding while Baghdad hopes to further its regional influence in the region.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Iraq and Iran through to knockouts

The Asian Cup group stage is advancing, with a day with plenty of Middle Eastern football action.

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Twelve nations from the Middle East will compete in the Asian Cup 2019 tournament in the UAE, which kicks off this weekend.

Uri Levy

UAE superclub Al-Ain shock at football's Club World Cup

The Emirati champions have been on a winning streak at the world's top club tournament, reports Uri Levy.

Qatar bests Switzerland: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Qatar bests Switzerland: This week in Middle East football

Qatar's national football team has emerged as the Middle Eastern nation to follow during the 2019 Asian Cup, writes Uri Levy.

The New Arab

Amid Khashoggi outrage, Saudi prince rumoured killed re-emerges

A Saudi prince, who was rumoured to have been killed or put under house arrest, has re-emerged after a year-long mysterious disappearance.

WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

The New Arab

WWE returns to Saudi Arabia for 'another payday'

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Saudi Arabia to force its patients to leave Canada

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to force its patients to leave Canada

Saudi patients in Canada are being transferred to hospitals abroad after Saudi Arabia stopped all medical programmes in the North American ...

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 as Spain and Morocco battle it out in Group B. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

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