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The former PM and interior minister of Kuwait are reportedly being detained as part of a corruption case concerning the use of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of sexual assaults that occurred throughout Egypt's 2013 uprisings.

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' appointed UNWTO tourism ambassador

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' appointed UNWTO tourism ambassador

Hawass becomes the first Egyptian appointed to the UN position and is charged with promoting international tourism on behalf of the UN body

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's first female ship captain accused of 'blocking Suez'

Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's Houthi rebels renew Marib campaign amid diplomatic push

Saudi-led coalition jets bombed the Houthi rebels as they continued the offensive to claim Marib, while UN and US diplomats traveled to Riyadh ...

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

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UAE raises investment in UK with life sciences focus

The British government announced the UAE is increasing UK investment with a focus on life sciences.

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

The New Arab Staff

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty International denounces Sanaa Seif prison sentence

Amnesty International called the sentencing of Egyptian political activist Sanaa Seif "another crushing blow" to freedom of expression in the ...

EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni <em>Mubarak</em>

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EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

The EU announced that it was ending sanctions against the family of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and others.

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

The New Arab Staff

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt releases activist after 17 months of detention: Lawyer

Hazem Hosny has been released by Egyptian authorities, after a 17 months of pre-trail detention.

Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt says Russian flights to Sinai resorts to resume

Russia will resume flights to Egypt's Sinai resorts after the lifting of a ban imposed following a 2015 attack on a Russian jet.

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an unprecedented crackdown, including children.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's ...

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

Sisi 'sets conditions' for Netanyahu's visit to Egypt: report

The New Arab Staff

Sisi 'sets conditions' for Netanyahu's visit to Egypt: report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been requested to commit to a two-state solution before an official trip to Cairo is approved, a ...

David Suber

Making sense of Europe's response to the Arab Spring

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Egypt retrieves 5,000 ‘fraudulently acquired’ artefacts from US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt retrieves 5,000 ‘fraudulently acquired’ artefacts from US

Egypt announced that it had retrieved 5,000 ancient items from the US which had left the country in a ‘fraudulent manner’.

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

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