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Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla.

Tunisia has put its first satellite into orbit following a successful launch from a site in Kazakhstan.

Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Burmese forces have arrested hundreds of people since the military took power in a coup two weeks ago.

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty condemns Egypt's 'outrageous' prosecution of TikTok influencers

Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Emirati 'Hope' probe heads for Mars

The UAE's project is designed to recall the heyday of the Arab world's scientific advances during the Middle Ages.

Federica Marsi

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Dispatch: Lebanon's already crippled economy has plunged into crisis amid widespread protests in the country. Protesters want a radical solution

The New Arab

UAE astronaut assures world the earth is not flat

Is the earth flat? This Emirati scientist has returned from beyond the Earth's atmosphere with what he thinks is the answer...

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

The New Arab & agencies

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Hazaa al-Mansoori will spend eight days on the International Space Station and will be the first Emirati and the ...

The New Arab

UAE confirms date of Emirati astronaut's first space mission

The UAE has confirmed the date that its first astronaut will take off from Kazakhstan to travel to the International Space ...

China should learn from Taiwan about treatment of Muslims

Austin Bodetti

China should learn from Taiwan about treatment of Muslims

In contrast to China's persecution of Uighurs, Taiwan is defending the rights of Taiwanese Muslims, promoting its relationship with ...

Yemen in Focus: Hizballah official reveals secret UAE-Houthi communication

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Hizballah official reveals secret UAE-Houthi communication

This week we look at alleged Houthi-Emirati channels of communication, a fundraiser for Hizballah, hope from the UN and more Trump vetoes.

Saudis in orbit: Riyadh to send astronaut into <em>space</em>

The New Arab

Saudis in orbit: Riyadh to send astronaut into space

Saudi Arabia could soon send an astronaut into orbit aboard a Russian rocket as part of the Gulf state's fledgeling space programme.

China using mobile app to spy on Uighur Muslims

The New Arab & agencies

China using mobile app to spy on Uighur Muslims

Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang, HRW said on ...

The New Arab

UAE to send man into space in September

The UAE has said it will send a man into space by the end of the year.

The New Arab

Al-Araby TV celebrates fourth anniversary on air

The London-based satellite channel has played a key role in combating the disinformation spread by state broadcasters in a region dominated by ...

Reem Abbas

Sudan: This time it's different

Comment: This is the first protest movement of its kind to demand regime change from the outset, writes Reem Abbas.

The New Arab & agencies

Bosnia votes for leaders of fragmented nation

Bosnia votes in an election that will fill Bosnia's joint presidency.

UAE to send its first astronauts into <em>space</em>

The New Arab & agencies

UAE to send its first astronauts into space

Dubai's ruler has named two Emirati astronauts who will set off on a mission to the International Space Station.

Stasa Salacanin

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly moving towards nuclear ...

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Nuranisa Mohamed Ali

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Ramadan series: It's been a long day of fasting and you are ready to feast. Food blogger Noorie shares some ideas on where to break your fast ...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

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