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Qatar and Turkey have signed a number of economic agreements.

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Narjas Zatat

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Drake delved into London's music scene once more with a new freestyle track that saw his Arab fans quickly take notice.

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

The New Arab Staff

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Counterterrorism for hire in UAE

James Snell

Counterterrorism for hire in UAE

Comment: Across the world, we're seeing the marriage of technology and autocracy, writes James Snell.

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from Dubai Expo 2020, writes Lyndon Peters.

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

The New Arab

Israeli spyware firm 'can mine social media data'

The Israeli NSO Group has been accused of 'recklessly' selling its hacking technology to authoritarian regimes across the world, including Saudi ...

Hannah Wallace

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

Joe Lo

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

According to an archived document, the UK and UAE governments tried to deport the editor of a London-based Arab newspaper for a "scandalous" ...

The New Arab

'Tolerant' UAE finally recognises non-Muslim places of worship

Some 19 religious institutions, including 17 Christian churches and one Sikh Gurudwara will now be regulated by UAE authorities.

Bahrain levels headquarters of banned independent newspaper

The New Arab

Bahrain levels headquarters of banned independent newspaper

Bahraini authorities have demolished the headquarters of the independent newspaper Al-Wasat which was shut down in 2017.

Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

The New Arab

Israeli NSO Group 'behind' WhatsApp, Khashoggi, Qatari emir hacks

Israeli technology firm NSO Group has come under criticism again for providing the code used to hack phones through one simple WhatsApp call.

Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

The New Arab

Israeli spyware company implicated in WhatsApp call hack

Code developed by the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company whose software was linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder, has been implicated in a ...

Amnesty to take Israel to court over 'illegal spying'

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 & agencies

Bahrain activist's family lose appeal after 'political reprisal' jailing

Bahrain human rights groups and the UN have said the case against family members of prominent activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei was based on trumped-up charges.

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pope must raise human rights violations with UAE: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged the head of the Catholic Church to raise the issue of detained human rights activists during his ...

The New Arab

Karma police: US spies masterminded international UAE hacking operation

A new report has uncovered how former US intelligence officials helped develop UAE cyber surveillance into an international hacking operation, ...

Stop whitewashing #MyDubai

Malia Bouattia

Stop whitewashing #MyDubai

Comment: To celebrate the Dubai's skyscrapers, is to condone the abuse of those who built them, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

UN rights campaigners pulls-out of UAE literary fest

UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson said she will not attend a literary festival in the UAE due to the detention of an activist.

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Joe Stork

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Comment: The outlook for Gulf human rights defenders looks decidedly bleak, as pro-democracy activists Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed Mansoor ...

'Unidentified' Asian nation signs $112 million Israeli intelligence deal

The New Arab

'Unidentified' Asian nation signs $112 million Israeli intelligence deal

An unidentified country secured a $112 million intelligence systems deal with Israeli firm Elbit, reports confirmed on Monday.

Riyadh 'purchased Israeli spyware' to snoop on suspected critics

The New Arab

Riyadh 'purchased Israeli spyware' to snoop on suspected critics

Israeli spyware system Pegasus 3 was purchased by Riyadh in the lead up to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's purge of opponents in 2017.

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