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Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the country.

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a whole, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

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North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

Sniper and bomb attacks, as well as the entire capture of villages, are on the rise as Sisi's government lauds its development projects in the region.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa <em>Al</em> Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to ...

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

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Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

Saudi Arabia has suffered from low oil prices and the coronavirus epidemic.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

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Sudan 'repels Ethiopian cross-border attack' amid Nile tensions

Major General Nasr al-Deen Abd al-Qayyum, governor of Sudan's eastern Gadaref province, said Sudanese armed forces ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi initiative proposes end to deadlock with Yemen's separatists

Saudi Arabia has proposed to re-implement a power-sharing deal between Yemen's government and the southern separatists.

Ella Linskens

Muslims create 'mini mosques' to beat Ramadan lockdown blues

With mosques shuttered due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 'Mini Mosque' campaign encourages families to create the spirit of Ramadan in their ...

Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi Arabia carries out its 800th execution since 2015

Saudi Arabia's marked its 800th execution under King Salman last week, nearly double the number carried out in the five years prior to the ...

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Saudi health official suggests coronavirus will impact Ramadan, Eid

A Saudi health ministry spokesman appeared to suggest the country's COVID-19 outbreak could last beyond Ramadan and Eid-Al-Fitr.

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

Mecca, Medina, Riyadh in lockdown as coronavirus cases spike

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Mecca, Medina, Riyadh in lockdown as coronavirus cases spike

Mecca, Medina and Riyadh are in full lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in Saudi Arabia.

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary ...

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

The New Arab

Yemen government, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal after bloodshed

The exiled Hadi government and the STC have signed a power sharing agreement after bloodshed that almost plunged the country in yet another conflict.

The New Arab

Sudan protesters call for independent judiciary

The military had previously blocked the opposition's candidates for chief justice and attorney general.

The New Arab

REVEALED: Sudan's first post-Bashir cabinet with four women ministers

Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is reportedly due to announce the transitional cabinet on Thursday evening.

The New Arab & agencies

Trial date set for 9/11 plotters at Guantanamo: report

Alleged 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will go on trial in 2021.

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The New Arab & agencies

Houthi rebels blocked UN aid to thousands of Yemenis

The UN’s World Food Programme says that Yemen’s Houthi rebels turned back an aid shipment meant to feed 100,000 families. The WFP have ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes pound Yemen after Houthi attack

The Saudi-led coalition unleashed a barrage of airstrikes in Yemen on Thursday, just a day after a Houthi attack on an airport in the kingdom ...

Yemen separatist leader says UAE 'occupying' south

The New Arab

Yemen separatist leader says UAE 'occupying' south

A leader in Yemen's southern separatist movement has accused the UAE of occupying the war-torn country's south.

Houthis justify attacks as response to spurned peace moves

The New Arab

Houthis justify attacks as response to spurned peace moves

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the rebel Supreme Revolutionary Committee said recent attacks on Saudi Arabia were a ...

Israeli soldiers erased footage of settler shooting dead Palestinian

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Israeli soldiers erased footage of settler shooting dead Palestinian

B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, released a report on Sunday on the death of ...

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