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Vandals defaced the walls of a mosque in western France with Islamophobic graffiti two days ahead of the start of the holy month of Ramadan, local officials said Sunday.

Jordan's king and prince appeared together at a mausoleum where their ancestors are buried, for the first time since the alleged 'coup'.

Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

The New Arab Staff

Arab leaders pay tribute to Prince Philip

Leaders from across the Arab World offered their condolences to the Queen of the United Kingdom following the death of her husband Prince Philip on Friday.

Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

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Kuwait wants to strengthen ties with Turkey, says ruler

A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and ...

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure Muslims and promote vaccinations.

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has died: palace

"His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle."

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.

Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

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Suspicion falls on Israel after Iran ship blast

US media reported Israel had struck an Iranian ship in the Red Sea.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, ...

Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

The New Arab Staff

Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

Rapper Jay-Z has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a famed Kenyan mosque.

Mansour Abbas: <em>The</em> Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could ...

<em>The</em> Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

The New Arab Staff

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the ...

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American ...

New audio 'undermines' Jordan's claims of foreign plot

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New audio 'undermines' Jordan's claims of foreign plot

A new audio recording indicates that Jordanian authorities tried to silence a former crown prince for meeting with internal critics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan justice bans publishing information on alleged plot

The prosecutor general in Jordan's capital Amman banned the publication of any information about an alleged plot said to ...

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and ...

Jordan's Abdullah turns to family mediation on palace turmoil

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan's Abdullah turns to family mediation on palace turmoil

Jordan's King Abdullah II agreed to enter mediation to heal a rift within the royal family, the palace said, after his ...

Labour reinstates Muslim councillor cleared of antisemitism complaint

The New Arab Staff

Labour reinstates Muslim councillor cleared of antisemitism complaint

A Labour Party panel found that East London councillor Puru Miah had not breached the party's rules on antisemitism.

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