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Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ruling.

The academic article may stoke controversy among supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates an academic boycott on Israel.

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar's forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar want Libya's oil revenues to be distributed 'fairly' among rival factions.

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need to know

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's oil company says largest oil field shut down

The development comes after militias allied with the UN-government in the Libyan capital, backed by Turkey, gained the upper hand in the ...

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

Syria <em>tribes</em> condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa ...

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

The fighting erupted between the Bani Amer tribe and the Nuba tribe in the city of Kassalla.

Tribal clashes in Darfur 'leave 30 dead'

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Tribal clashes in Darfur 'leave 30 dead'

The violence erupted when a group from the Falata tribe robbed sheepherders from the Arab Rizeigat tribe in the town of Rumali, leading to ...

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

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Saudi returns slain tribal activist's body 'after intense pressure'

The move is a rare instance where Saudi authorities have cowered in the face of mounting grassroots pressure.

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

Usman Butt

Reclaiming Home: Looking at land rights, conflict and justice

Book Club: Reclaiming Home: The struggle for socially just housing, land and property rights in Syria, Iraq and Libya, offers insights into how ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Saudi forces spark clashes <em>tribes</em> in Yemen's east

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Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

Saudi forces attempted to storm a port in Yemen's Al-Mahra port city, exacerbating tensions between troops and locals in the isolated region.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya oil losses surpass $1.3 billion: National Oil Corporation

Libya's National Oil Corporation has revealed the extent of damage inflicted to the key industry by ongoing conflict.

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Guma El-Gamaty

Berlin: Breakthrough for Libya, or more of the same?

Comment: While the Berlin Conference had some promising elements, the fragile ceasefire has already been broken, endangering hopes for lasting ...

Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

The New Arab

Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

A woman, identified as Nada Al-Qahtani, was allegedly shot by her brother while travelling on a bus to university in the Eastern Province of ...

Libya oil output slashed as Haftar loyalists blockade ports

The New Arab

Libya oil output slashed as Haftar loyalists blockade ports

Haftar's forces and tribes loyal to the rogue general reportedly threatened the blockade on oil exports over a mulled Turkish ...

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