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In a phone call with Donald Trump, Saudi King Salman proposed a ground invasion of Qatar.

Turkey announced its intention to search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, despite conflict with Greece in the past.

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

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Rio's Christ lit up to honour victims in Beirut

Brazil's famous monument, Christ the Redeemer lights up to remember the more than 137 people who died in the horrific Beirut explosion.

US looking into claims of China-Saudi 'nuclear bomb' developments

The New Arab Staff

US looking into claims of China-Saudi 'nuclear bomb' developments

Saudi Arabia is working with China on the development of its civilian nuclear power programme.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

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Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

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Qatar dispatches field hospitals to support Beirut blast victims

Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani called President Michel Aoun to offer condolences and support.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Indian Premier League to start next month in <em>UAE</em>

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Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE

The lucrative annual Twenty20 tournament had originally been scheduled to start March 29 before it was postponed because of the coronavirus ...

Yemen's Houthis down 'US spy drone' near Saudi border

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Yemen's Houthis down 'US spy drone' near Saudi border

A US spy drone was downed by Yemen's Houthis near the border with Saudi Arabia, the rebels said on Sunday.

Iran, <em>UAE</em> top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

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Iran, UAE top diplomats discuss virus in rare talks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he discussed the region's coronavirus outbreaks and other issues with his Emirati counterpart ...

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on Facebook, he shares his thoughts.

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Soldier killed in explosion near school in Yemen's Taiz

An explosive device that was seemingly implanted onto a military vehicle detonated near a school in Yemen's third largest Taiz city on Saturday.

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UAE tells Turkey to keep out of Arab affairs

The UAE told Turkey it could no longer behave like the Ottoman empire, hitting back at Ankara's criticism of Abu Dhabi's support for ...

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UAE establishes first nuclear plant in the Arab world

The UAE announced the successful running of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, calling it a 'historic milestone' for the Arab world

Turkey condemns UAE's 'malicious' acts in Libya

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Turkey condemns UAE's 'malicious' acts in Libya

Turkey's defence minister warned Abu Dhabi that its actions in the Libyan conflict were being recorded and it will face accountability in the ...

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Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad regime ...

Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known as 'Hamza ...

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

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