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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.

Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla.

UN 'very concerned' for life of Dubai's Sheikha Latifa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN 'very concerned' for life of Dubai's Sheikha Latifa

His 35-year-old daughter has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape from the emirate in March 2018.

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

The New Arab Staff

Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal court had ...

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

The New Arab Staff

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime ...

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

Rabeea Saleem

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Book Club: Sascha Akhtar's novel is a collection of interconnected short stories about three different women set in Pakistan's cosmopolitan hub ...

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian deputy PM says coup ‘contained’ as discontent grows

Jordan's deputy PM says that Saturday's attempted coup is 'contained' but discontent is growing over censorship and allegations against Prince ...

Israeli spies impersonate Fox News to target <em>UAE</em> litigants

The New Arab Staff

Israeli spies impersonate Fox News to target UAE litigants

Two men engaged in lawsuits against Emirati authorities were reportedly targeted by Israeli spies eager to learn more.

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

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.

<em>UAE</em> commences operations of first-ever Arab nuclear plant

The New Arab Staff

UAE commences operations of first-ever Arab nuclear plant

'The first megawatt from the first Arab nuclear plant has entered the national power grid.'

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi district gears up for foreign firms

After a change in the law that says foreign firms must open headquarters in the Saudi capital, the Gulf nation is preparing to take on Dubai.

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai to deport nude photo shoot group

Dubai plans to deport a group of people arrested over a naked photo shoot.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

The New Arab Staff

Sudan abolishes decades-old Israel boycott law in normalisation drive

Sudan has abolished an Israel boycott law that has been active since 1958 in the latest development in the normalisation of ties between the two ...

The New Arab Staff

Naked models arrested in Dubai face jail

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for 'public debauchery'.

US climate envoy attends <em>UAE</em> Climate Dialogue

The New Arab Staff

US climate envoy attends UAE Climate Dialogue

The United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate attended the regional climate dialogue, where MENA countries re-committed to the Paris ...

Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai police arrest group over video of naked women

A video depicting naked women on a balcony in Dubai led the police to arrest a group of people for "public debauchery".

Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia, US back Jordan after 'foiled coup attempt'

Amman swiftly received an influx of support from its regional and international allies on Saturday after an alleged coup plot was foiled by ...

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