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Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of one group over the other, writes Jonathan Kuttab.

New survey by consulting company listed the trends and possibilities for the sports market in the Middle East.

Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

The New Arab Staff

Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to become the face of its tourism.

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Yara Hawari

Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Antonino Occhiuto and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamilton addresses F1's 'massive problem' with human rights

Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

On the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Human Rights Watch launches a campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long bloody rivalry

A summary of the key issues surrounding Armenia and Azerbaijan's conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long and volatile rivalry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long and volatile rivalry

Armenia and Azerbaijan are two republics that have been locked in decades of fighting.

Israel's West Bank annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's West Bank annexation plans 'illegal': UN rights chief

Michelle Bachelet has urged Israel to drop plans to annex parts of the West Bank, stressing that annexing even the smallest area would be a ...

Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

A deal allowing a Saudi Arabian group backed primarily by Mohammed bin Salman to take over Newcastle United football club appears to be on the ...

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

Emile Nakhleh

Could MbS' power grab unravel Al Saud rule?

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's rise to power has in effect destabilised his country, and by extension Al Saud control, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The New Arab

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain bars spectators from F1 race over coronavirus fears

The upcoming Bahrain F1 has become the latest international sporting event to be affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Muhammad Shehada

Trump's deal is designed to be unacceptable to Palestinians

Comment: From the very beginning, Trump and Kushner's plan was intended to drive Palestinians away, rather than back to the negotiating table, ...

Portuguese motorcycle rider killed during Saudi Arabia's Dakar Rally

The New Arab & agencies

Portuguese motorcycle rider killed during Saudi Arabia's Dakar Rally

Paulo Goncalves died in a fall after seventh stage of the gruelling motorsport event, held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

<em>Formula</em> <em>1</em> money funds Syria racetrack near ‘slaughterhouse’ prison

The New Arab

Formula 1 money funds Syria racetrack near ‘slaughterhouse’ prison

Money from Formula 1 has paid for the construction of a new race track a few kilometres from Syria’s Sednaya prison, where ...

Saudi bid to host <em>Formula</em> <em>1</em> faces red flag

The New Arab

Saudi bid to host Formula 1 faces red flag

Formula 1 teams have been asked their views on racing in Saudi Arabia.

Haftar's attempted coup and Trump’s collusion over Libya

Imad K. Harb

Haftar's attempted coup and Trump’s collusion over Libya

Comment: Renegade General Haftar's attempted coup in Tripoli is being backed by international and regional authoritarians, writes Imad K. Harb.

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