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Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Florence Dixon

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Two women journalists have been the targets of an online harassment campaign led by pro-Saudi government Twitter accounts.

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

The New Arab & agencies

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his unfounded ...

Yemeni activist subjected to Saudi <em>trolling</em> after Facebook appointment

The New Arab

Yemeni activist subjected to Saudi trolling after Facebook appointment

Outspoken Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has been subjected to a smear campaign by Saudi media after she ...

The New Arab & agencies

Idlib-based Syrian journalist faces horrific sexist trolling

A freelance Syrian journalist based in Idlib has been targeted by sexist attacks and smear campaigns online, Reporters Without Borders has found.

Paul McLoughlin

Jordan's cool criticism of the 'Deal of the Century'

Jordan's Wadi Araba peace treaty with Israel is on ice, but rumours it could end are premature.

Muhammad Shehada

Trump's deal is designed to be unacceptable to Palestinians

Comment: From the very beginning, Trump and Kushner's plan was intended to drive Palestinians away, rather than back to the negotiating table, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter suspends over 6,000 Saudi-linked accounts

In a blog post on Friday, Twitter announced it suspended over 6,000 accounts at the centre of a state-backed 'information operation' network ...

Algerian interior minister calls protesters 'traitors and homosexuals'

The New Arab

Algerian interior minister calls protesters 'traitors and homosexuals'

Algeria Interior Minister Salahedine Dahmoune has called protesters opposed to controversial presidential elections 'traitors, mercenaries, and ...

Muhammad Shehada

How Israel turned the occupation into a moneymaking enterprise

Comment: Israel is looking stop the Palestinian Authority economically disengaging from its occupier, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Algeria: 'They've all got to go,' even the bots!

Malia Bouattia

Algeria: 'They've all got to go,' even the bots!

Comment: The Algerian regime's efforts in cyber warfare and disinformation show how desperate they are, writes Malia Bouattia.

Twitter suspends 4,258 Emirati accounts for anti-Qatar, Yemen <em>trolling</em>

The New Arab

Twitter suspends 4,258 Emirati accounts for anti-Qatar, Yemen trolling

The accounts, managed by a private firm that operates in the UAE and Egypt has been spreading state propaganda that violates Twitter's terms.

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Despite the best efforts by the Syrian regime to reach out to foreign powers and personalities, its attempts appear to have fallen flat again.

Iran and Saudi Arabia in global censorship list

The New Arab

Iran and Saudi Arabia in global censorship list

The CPJ have put Saudi Arabia and Iran among the 'most censored countries' in the world.

Elizabeth Tsurkov

Netanyahu's political troubles could be good news for Palestinians

Comment: The 'Deal of the Century' may be on shaky ground, but Palestinians will still have to contend with Israel's increasingly fanatical right wing, writes Elizabeth Tsurkov.

The New Arab & agencies

US wants 'MbS right-hand man' punished over Khashoggi killing

'Lord of the Flies' Saud al-Qahtani who allegedly oversaw the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, is still acting as an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saud al-Qahtani still active despite ‘firing’ over Khashoggi murder

'Lord of the Flies' Saud al-Qahtani who allegedly oversaw the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, is still acting as an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed ...

Wilson Dizard

Aggressive UAE cyber ops expose ex-NSA hackers

Comment: The rise of cyberweapons and cyberwar calls out for rules for their use, writes Wilson Dizard.

Post-blockade: Qataris tackle daring issues through art

Sana Uqba

Post-blockade: Qataris tackle daring issues through art

Qatar's artists have found a new freedom to move beyond nationalism to tackle domestic and international social issues, writes Sana Uqba.

Sam Hamad

Khashoggi and the era of the rogue state

Comment: Khashoggi's disappearance must be understood in the context of a global rise of authoritarianism, writes Sam Hamad.

A movable feast: Merriam-Webster adds 'iftar' to its dictionaries

The New Arab

A movable feast: Merriam-Webster adds 'iftar' to its dictionaries

Iftar, a meal Muslims enjoy to break their Ramadan fast, has been added to the US dictionary Merriam-Webster.

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Wilson Dizard

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Comment: John McCain's support for the disastrous war in Iraq allowed Trump to appeal to a sense of anger and defeat, writes Wilson Dizard.

Obscuring Assad's genocide in Syria

Sam Hamad

Obscuring Assad's genocide in Syria

Comment: Indulging Russian and Syrian regime lies, quite literally paves the way for the murder of a people, writes Sam Hamad.

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