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Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of Trump's anti-Palestinian policies appears rather limited.

Boys as young as five-years-old have been found chained and tortured at Islamic schools in Sudan, a new BBC investigation reveals.

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

The New Arab Staff

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

Angered by Lebanon's economic crisis, demonstrators across the country are re-energising a protest movement against a political class the ...

Egypt backtracks on controversial coronavirus policy after uproar

The New Arab

Egypt backtracks on controversial coronavirus policy after uproar

Egypt's government backtracked on a controversial coronavirus measure after it sparked widespread public outcry.

Paul Iddon

The significance of Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Qasem Soleimani's death has shocked the Middle East, but it might ultimately prove a more symbolic blow to Iran rather than a strategic one, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel detains five Palestinian journalists live on air

Israeli intelligence officers on Friday arrested five Palestinian journalists working for Palestine TV, part of a wider crackdown on Palestinian ...

The New Arab

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

Lebanese protesters are calling on authorities to release demonstrators detained overnight.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE paid businessman to 'spy on Trump administration'

Emirati businessman Rashid al-Malik received tens of thousands of dollars a month for gleaning information on the Trump administration ...

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The Saudi and Emirati lobbyists whispering in Trump's ear

Comment: Both the Saudis and Emiratis have got their man in the White House, and it shows, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

James Reinl

UAE officials identified as go-betweens in Mueller report

A heavily-redacted version of the long-awaited 448-page document was released on Thursday. It shows that UAE officials were instrumental in ...

<em>Al</em>-Ain's fairy tale tournament comes to an end

Uri Levy

Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament comes to an end

UAE football club Al-Ain's fairy tale tournament has ended with a heroic performance against Real Madrid.

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal dealings between ...

Saudi officials 'wanted assassination of senior Iranian enemies'

The New Arab

Saudi officials 'wanted assassination of senior Iranian enemies'

Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed a plan to assassinate senior Iranian officials, including ...

Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

The New Arab

Saudi ex-intelligence chief 'scapegoated over Khashoggi' met Trump team

A report has claimed that a recently-sacked Saudi intelligence chief met with US President Trump's team prior to his inauguration to discuss ...

The New Arab

Israel detains two journalists during West Bank raids

Two journalists were detained in the occupied West Bank as Israel continues its assault on Palestinian press workers.

Orient XXI

Denuclearising the Middle East

Comment: Teachers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are calling for ending unconditional support for Israel, and for the region to ...

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

The New Arab

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

The New Arab

Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

Ethiopian nationals will replace Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, the Gulf state announced, after the Philippines banned its citizens from ...

CJ Werleman

Trump's other foreign collusion scandal

Comment: Government-by-highest-bidder has reached foreign policy, with UAE paymasters spending millions to influence Congress and the White ...

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

The New Arab & agencies

UAE 'sent Republicans millions' to push anti-Qatar agenda

George Nader, now a witness in the Mueller probe, wired $2.5m to a Republican party fundraiser to promote anti-Qatar policies.

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Kushner-gate and the Qatar blockade: Scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in the blockade of Qatar for financial gain be the ...

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Maryam Al-Khater

Will Kushner-gate become the scandal of the century?

Comment: Could revelations that Kushner and other Trump associates are possibly colluding in key US political decisions for financial gain be ...

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