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The controversial NSO Group has sold hacking software to countries across the globe, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African ...

Davide Abbatescianni

District Terminal: A dystopic tale of nihilism and hopelessness

Film Review: Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini's psychological sci-fi recounts a poet living with his mother in a desolated Tehran, trapped by drug addiction, poverty and a tyrannical government.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chad's president Deby dies after fighting rebels on battlefield

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army said in a shock announcement.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

Egyptian <em>journalist</em> 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

Both fighters' camps have reportedly agreed to hold the bout in Saudi Arabia.

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for ...

US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

The New Arab Staff

US lawmakers seek to stop Saudi Arabia acquiring nukes

The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

Algerian academic faces death threats during blasphemy trial

Paul McLoughlin

Algerian academic faces death threats during blasphemy trial

An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

The New Arab Staff

Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on pre-trail detention.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK PM denies helping Saudi prince over Newcastle bid

Boris Johnson admitted to instructing a senior aide to look in to the bid but said he did not intervene.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ambassador: UAE played part in India-Pakistan cease-fire

The UAE had previously been linked to a February ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region.

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian woman convicted for insulting king 'receives royal call'

A Jordanian woman's conviction for insulting King Abdullah has sent shockwaves in Jordan.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Turkey frees <em>journalist</em> Altan after ECHR ruling

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey frees journalist Altan after ECHR ruling

Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

Egypt frees <em>journalist</em> couple

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt frees journalist couple

Egypt has released two journalists who have been help in prison for 18 months on charges of belonging to a terrorist group.

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