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The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and bystanders while drunk in Damascus.

Lebanon's government has said it wants officials placed under house arrest over the cataclysmic blast.

South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

The New Arab Staff

South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by US Ambassador Dorothy Shea.

Lebanon summons US ambassador over Hezbollah remarks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon summons US ambassador over Hezbollah remarks

Lebanon's foreign ministry has summoned its US ambassador over Hezbollah remarks.

Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing US ambassador

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese judge bans media from interviewing US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh in the southern city of Tyre said he acted after receiving a complaint from a citizen.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian regime. Who are they?

The New Arab Staff

Caesar Act slaps sanctions on Syria's ruling elite, businesses

The US Department of State and Treasury hit Syria's elite, henchmen and investors with brand new sanctions on Wednesday, pressuring the regime ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon weighs impact of Caesar Act as economy nosedives

Cash-strapped Lebanon is weighing its response to a new US sanctions law targeting the Syrian regime.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

The New Arab

Locked-down Lebanon to allow expats to come home

Lebanese citizens abroad who wants to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed on flights from Sunday onwards.

Kareem Chehayeb

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

On top of the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon is also facing its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war several decades ago.

Sudanese activists decry slow progress on women's rights

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese activists decry slow progress on women's rights

#IWD2020: Sudanese women activists are calling on the transitional government to take action and repeal discriminatory laws.

Hodeida civilians despair as Yemen's ceasefire fails

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Hodeida civilians despair as Yemen's ceasefire fails

Analysis: The humanitarian situation in the Yemeni port city of Hodeida has become more dire as both sides frequently breach the 'ceasefire', ...

New Arab feminism: Consciousness, art and action

Khadija Hamouchi

New Arab feminism: Consciousness, art and action

Feminism today is shaping its way across horizontal channels, conveying multiple messages to a larger and more diverse audience, writes Khadija ...

Seven things to know about Lebanon’s parliament elections

The New Arab & agencies

Seven things to know about Lebanon’s parliament elections

With 3.6 million registered voters expected to vote in parliament elections Sunday, here are seven things to know about the system.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

Florence Massena

Symbolic campaign seeks rights for Lebanon's marginalised populations

Feature: It is time to be seen: Manal Kortam wants to highlight the lack of rights for Palestinians, women and other marginalised ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human ...

The New Arab

TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

TIME has listed a sports hijab by Nike as one of the year's top 25 inventions, but Twitter users could not see how the $35 scarf was anything ...

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

The New Arab

Deadly twin bombings hit Damascus police station

The Islamic State group claims the double suicide bomb attack that hit a police station in Damascus on Monday, killing at least 17 people.

Saudi Arabia steers toward anti-harassment laws, fatwa rights

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia steers toward anti-harassment laws, fatwa rights

After a royal decree allowing women to drive in the conservative kingdom, Saudi Arabia now steers toward tackling sexual harassment and allowing ...

Saudi #Women2Drive campaigner vows to return and drive

The New Arab

Saudi #Women2Drive campaigner vows to return and drive

Manal al-Sharif, a leading Saudi activist who steered the Women2Drive campaign, has vowed to return home to be the first woman ...

'Rain begins with a single drop': Saudi women celebrate

The New Arab

'Rain begins with a single drop': Saudi women celebrate

The Saudi women who jeopardised their freedom and safety in campaigning for the right to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom have reacted to ...

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