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The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said the country's next prime minister will have to lead reforms and battle corruption.

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

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UN Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire prospects

The UN's Libya envoy said she was "quite optimistic" about a prospective ceasefire.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

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Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic relations after normalisation deal

Israel and Bahrain have officially signed a deal establishing diplomatic relations, as well as seven memorandums of understanding in fields ...

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday in an election landslide of historic proportions.

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

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Majority of Arabs reject normalisation with Israel: Poll

According to a poll that ran between last November and July, an average of 88 percent of Arab citizens reject normalising with Israel.

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan must end 'inhumane virginity testing': Rights group

HRW has urged Pakistan to completely end the practice of virginity testing.

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

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Israeli parliament backs UAE normalisation deal

Israel’s parliament, known as the Knesset, has voted to approve the normalisation deal signed with the UAE.

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

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Kyrgyzstan's president steps down amid political unrest

Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbay Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, saying he wanted to bring an end to the crisis sparked by disputed ...

Greek neo-Nazi leader handed 13-year prison sentence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek neo-Nazi leader handed 13-year prison sentence

A greek court handed a prison sentence to the leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn.

Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme following Al Jazeera investigation

The New Arab Staff

Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme following Al Jazeera investigation

An Al Jazeera English investigation into a 'golden passport' scheme in Cyprus revealed how the programme was being exploited by officials.

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