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Comment: Whether the shooter was Arab or white matters little. Instead Americans should ask why he - and others - so easily got hold of a gun, writes Zaina Ujaili.

The elections took place amid the peak of Covid-19 in the kingdom.

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties with Israel.

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

Sudan's civilian prime minister and the military general who heads the sovereign council have traded blame over a spiralling economic crisis.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

The New Arab

New leader of Yemen's Al-Qaeda threatens 'nightmare for Americans'

Saudi-national Khaled bin Omar Batarfi, the newly-appointed leader of AQAP, vowed to make the organisation a nightmare to ...

Abby Sewell

As Lebanon grapples with collapse, refugees appeal for help

Dispatch: Syrian refugees have been protesting outside UN offices in Lebanon demanding resettlement in third countries as their conditions ...

Sudan: How revolutionaries took over neighbourhood committees

Ariane Lavrilleux

Sudan: How revolutionaries took over neighbourhood committees

Six months after the Constitutional Declaration was signed and the three-year democratic transition started, former ‘popular committees’ ...

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

The New Arab

Egypt hacked activists and opposition figures' phones, report says

Egypt joins its allies the UAE and Saudi Arabia in being implicated in major hacking attempts against opposition activists.

Hamza Yusuf's endorsement of Trump a step too far

Khaled A. Beydoun

Hamza Yusuf's endorsement of Trump a step too far

Comment: By going to work with the Trump administration, Yusuf leaves scores of Muslim Americans questioning his leadership, writes ...

Sudan protest group calls for march on presidential palace

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protest group calls for march on presidential palace

Sudan's 'million-man' march on Sunday is being watched closely by the international community, with many fearing another bloody crackdown on ...

Jordanians spooked by sweary, sexy Netflix original 'Jinn'

The New Arab

Jordanians spooked by sweary, sexy Netflix original 'Jinn'

Jordanians were excited to watch the locally produced Netflix original - but many were wildly disappointed when 'Jinn' became available this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan Islamists back army in push to preserve sharia

Islamist movements are backing the army in Sudan in talks with protest leaders, hoping it will keep sharia law in place.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Selling the country to Iran and Russia

Syria Weekly: Syria is preparing to sell its key infrastructure assets to war-backers Russia and Iran.

The New Arab

#25Jan: Ten big names during the 2011 Revolution

From dictators to activists, here are ten key figures who played a part in the 2011 revolution, when Egypt shook the world.

Sylvain Cypel

Netanyahu rides to Saudi crown prince's rescue (part one)

Comment: Sylvain Cypel explores the dynamics of the Saudi-US-Israel trio of strategic allies.

Palestinian teens killed in Israeli strike buried in Gaza

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian teens killed in Israeli strike buried in Gaza

Three Palestinian teenagers killed in an Israeli air strike were buried on Monday.

The New Arab

Life returns to Idlib, but fear remains

Traders are back in the marketplace, and the children are going to school, but for how long?

Tortured, disappeared, displaced: Libyans in the hands of smugglers

Francesca Mannocchi

Tortured, disappeared, displaced: Libyans in the hands of smugglers

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

Deadly Yemen ambush stirs calls to withdraw Sudan troops

The New Arab

Deadly Yemen ambush stirs calls to withdraw Sudan troops

Activists and politicians took to social media this week to demand Khartoum withdraw its troops from Yemen, after a deadly ambush killed dozens ...

<em>Omar</em> al-Bashir orders release of Sudan political detainees

The New Arab & agencies

Omar al-Bashir orders release of Sudan political detainees

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of detainees arrested during anti-government protests just weeks ago.

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