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Twitter accounts linked to the UAE government have threatened social media critics of a recent peace deal with Israel with punishment and deportation.

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

<em>Iyad</em> <em>el</em>-<em>Baghdadi</em>: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

The New Arab Staff

Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

Taqi Spateen painted murals on the controversial separation wall, built by Israel to separate Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to commemorate both ...

Israeli officer convicted for shooting Palestinian 'for fun'

The New Arab Staff

Israeli officer convicted for shooting Palestinian 'for fun'

The Israeli Border Police officer could face up to three years in prison for the filmed shooting of Palestinian Karam al-Qawasmi.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces beat, detain Palestinian journalist in occupied Jerusalem

Israeli forces detained Ahmad Kamal Hababa, a Palestinian journalist with Palestine TV, taking him to an unknown location.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

The shooting has prompted a series of small demonstrations against police violence towards Palestinians. Yet for his family, such gestures have ...

Muhammad Shehada

Gantz's 'sorrow' over killing of disabled Palestinian is meaningless

Comment: When victim-blaming wasn't possible, Israel had only empty words to offer the family of murdered, disabled Palestinian, Iyad ...

Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

The New Arab

Israel suspends parliament sessions after lawmaker contracts coronavirus

Israel's Knesset has shut after Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker Sami Abou Shahadeh tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The New Arab

Israeli police 'knew' Palestinian was disabled before fatal shooting

New details of Iyad el-Hallak's tragic death at the hands of Israeli police officers have emerged.

Biden okays Israel’s killing of Palestinian children, civilians

The New Arab

Biden okays Israel’s killing of Palestinian children, civilians

The Democratic presidential candidate lamented the ‘intolerable’ conditions endured by Israeli civilians without mentioning the lethal impact of ...

Mohamed Ali: The businessman-turned-actor who called for Egypt protests

The New Arab

Mohamed Ali: The businessman-turned-actor who called for Egypt protests

Videos of Mohamed Ali, a military contractor, gripped Egypt before Friday's huge protests.

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Fate of Saudi religious scholars on death row

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and Giorgio Cafiero

Fate of Saudi religious scholars on death row

Comment: The arrest of three Saudi clerics in September 2017 triggered a chorus of condemnation from abroad, write Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and ...

The New Arab

Riyadh detains two foreign journalists, including Al Jazeera reporter

Marwan al-Muraisi, a Yemeni journalist and Abdel Rahman Farhaneh, a Jordanian journalist, were believed missing until Reporters Without Borders announced they were being detained by Saudi authorities.

The New Arab

Amnesty to take Israel to court over 'illegal spying'

Amnesty has joined a petition to take Israel to court over selling spyware equipment that has been used to target journalists and activists.

The New Arab

CIA warned three Khashoggi associates of imminent Saudi threats

At least three pro-democracy activists in Norway, Canada and the US have been warned by the CIA they face security threats from Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab & agencies

Arab pro-democracy activist says he is a Saudi target

An Arab human-rights activist who worked with slain editorialist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday he was briefly placed under police protection in ...

After Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia extends its claws to Norway

Sam Hamad

After Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia extends its claws to Norway

Comment: Given MBS got away with Khashoggi's murder entirely unscathed, the tipoff warning Norway-based activist Iyad ...

The New Arab

CIA warns Norway-based critic of MbS of 'Saudi threat'

Iyad el-Baghdadi was taken from his home in Norway by security officials after the country received word from the CIA ...

Netanyahu's son's Israeli occupation excuse? 'No P in Arabic'

The New Arab

Netanyahu's son's Israeli occupation excuse? 'No P in Arabic'

Yair Netanyahu, son of the re-elected Israeli premier, also accused Palestinians of being 'colonisers' who had occupied 'Jewish land'.

Disappearing dissidents will not make dissent disappear

Khaled Diab

Disappearing dissidents will not make dissent disappear

Comment: By silencing peaceful, constructive voices for change such as Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia and other Arab regimes are instead paving ...

Turbulent times for Saudi-Egyptian relations

Alain Gresh

Turbulent times for Saudi-Egyptian relations

The long read: The strategic alliance that recently appeared to bind Egypt and Saudi Arabia, seems to have been replaced by distrust on both ...

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