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The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Colleagues of Mahdi El-Emary convinced him to undergo an ECG after the surgeon complained of abdominal pain and showed signs of fatigue.

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Dalia Mogahed

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Comment: While religion has the power to inspire, legitimise and manipulate, a new study shows it has little bearing on political positions, writes Dalia Mogahed.

Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

A Saudi citizen wounded a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah.

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to open in Istanbul.

The New Arab Staff

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europe's pushback of migrants 'shameful': UN refugee chief

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said migrants and refugees around the world were continuing to take dangerous routes ...

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Three people were killed and seven injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

After Beirut blast, mental health is Lebanon's next crisis

Florence Massena

After Beirut blast, mental health is Lebanon's next crisis

Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Ryan Costello

Snapback: The last gasp of Trump's failed Iran strategy

Comment: The Trump administration's effort to trigger the 'snapback' mechanism puts US isolation and the failure of its 'maximum pressure' ...

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Seeking to escape the doom and gloom of Lebanon's economic crisis, wealthy Lebanese chose to summer in the country's mountain resort town.

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

The New Arab Staff

US general doubts Russia, US deaths in Afghanistan connection

A US general is not convinced that Russia financed mercenaries to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN's ex-Libya envoy slams 'hypocrisy' of Security Council members

The United Nations' former Libya envoy Ghassan Salame announced his resignation in March, citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking ...

Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia reopens cinemas after coronavirus lockdown

Saudi Arabia has eased lockdown measures across the kingdom, with authorities confirming the reopening of cinema theatres.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump threatens military crackdown against anti-racist protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation protests gripping the United States.

Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

The New Arab

Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

Aseel Suwaid, a young journalist in Yemen was abducted by UAE-backed forces and released with torture marks a month later.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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