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A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

The New Arab Staff

Gulf states using Covid-19 pandemic to ramp-up repression: Amnesty

Gulf states are using the Covid-19 pandemic to clampdown on online expression.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The Israeli foreign exchange companies scamming Gulf investors

An investigation by The New Arab's Arabic-language service reveals that Israeli foreign exchange companies are using young Palestinian-Israelis to lure Gulf investors and rob them of huge sums of money.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they ...

The New Arab Staff

Popular Kuwaiti actress Haya Al-Shuaibi detained over 'pornographic' post

Kuwaiti authorities have detained a famous actress for allegedly posting a video of pornographic nature, local media reported.

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Ninety percent Arabic-language social media Israel-UAE deal coverage 'negative'

Almost all social media coverage of Israel's controversial deals with two Gulf states were 'negative'.

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

The New Arab Staff

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

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Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

Turkish President meets Qatari, Kuwaiti emirs for talks

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Turkish President meets Qatari, Kuwaiti emirs for talks

Turkey's President Erdogan has visited Kuwait to offer condolences on the death of Emir Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah before continuing to ...

New <em>Kuwait</em> emir chooses brother as crown prince

The New Arab Staff

New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

Kuwait's new crown prince is known as a low-profile intelligence chief.

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Courtney Freer

Will Kuwait's new emir continue to play Gulf mediator?

Comment: Under Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait cemented its position as an mediating power in the region. His successor is likely to continue that ...

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Florence Dixon

ACRPS' Arab Opinion Index reveals huge opposition to normalisation

Just 13% of Sudanese people and 6% of Saudis are in favour of recognising Israel, a wide-ranging survey of Arab political attitudes has ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

The emir of Kuwait has asked the country’s prime minister and government to stay in office, despite a custom of governments resigning when a new emir takes power.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti court acquits ex-MP Al-Nafisi of insulting the UAE

In August 2019, the ministry of foreign affairs filed a complaint against Al-Nafisi, accusing him of insulting the UAE in Twitter posts and ...

The New Arab Staff

Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

A unnamed senior western diplomat told Reuters it was 'clear' whether the former World Bank economist would meet officials from the militant ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in ...

US, Iran officials visit <em>Kuwait</em> after death of emir

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Iran officials visit Kuwait after death of emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeded his half-brother, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, a giant of Gulf diplomacy who died at the age of 91.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait central bank denies dinar headed for devaluation

Speculation about an impending devaluation arose after the passing of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah earlier this week.

<em>Kuwait</em> faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait faces Saudi, Emirati pressure to normalise with Israel

As speculation swirls over which Arab country will formalise ties with Israel next, Saudi and Emirati pressure is reportedly pushing ...

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait's late emir buried after successor is sworn in

Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah was laid to rest following the swearing-in of his successor.

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