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An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 shook southwestern Iran, leaving at least one person injured.

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

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 technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

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Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who served as the UAE's finance minister since 1971, had been in poor health for several months.

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

Clubhouse app is not accessible anymore in Oman, whose government cut the access over a license issue

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait court expels harsh government critic from parliament

Opposition MP Bader al-Dahoum was expelled from the parliament in Kuwait on the basis of an old conviction for insulting the late emir

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says airplane hijacking disrupted

The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over his ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

“All positive cases have been isolated on board, and the ship remains in a restricted COVID bubble.”

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran’s Guard begins ground forces drill near Iraqi border

The report said the annual exercise, dubbed the “great prophet,” is ongoing in the southwest of the country and has aimed at readiness and ...

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Shireen T. Hunter

Involving regional states in Iran talks will spell failure

Comment: It would be a mistake to allow long-standing and difficult issues of regional rivalries to interfere in future negotiations with Iran, ...

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

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 rage and ...

Iran anger after Russian 'Arabian <em>Gulf</em>' tweet

The New Arab Staff

Iran anger after Russian 'Arabian Gulf' tweet

The tweet has sparked anger in Iran, where the waterway is referred to as the Persian Gulf.

Iran 'frees' sailors from seized South Korean tanker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'frees' sailors from seized South Korean tanker

Iran's seizure of the vessel is seen as an attempt to increase its leverage over Seoul, ahead of negotiations to secure the release of billions ...

The New Arab Staff

Dubai restaurant serves up 'world's most expensive' 23-karat biryani

The dish - costing a whopping $270 - has been touted as the world's most expensive biryani.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq militia claims attack on Riyadh

Alwiya Alwaad Alhaq said it had targeted Saudi Arabia to 'avenge' a recent IS bombing in central Baghdad that killed 32 people.

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Melania Trump says goodbye: be passionate, but not violent

First Lady Melania Trump released a farewell message as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that "violence is never the answer".

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

Iran holds missile drill in <em>Gulf</em> of Oman

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

The New Arab Staff

Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated ...

Iran holds naval parade in the <em>Persian</em> <em>Gulf</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

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