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Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first spay-and-neuter programme.

After releasing a range of yeast spread-scented toiletries, Marmite is back with a bizarre new mix.

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

Narjas Zatat

How the Middle East is dealing with coronavirus

As the coronavirus sweeps across the Middle East, Arab countries are scrambling to contain it.

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Narjas Zatat

Arab countries are preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

Arab countries have taken extreme measure to prevent the spread of the virus.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

The New Arab

Attempting suicide among 28 crimes 'downgraded' in the UAE

A list of 28 punishable offences in the United Arab Emirates will now see those accused pay a fine instead of facing a judge in court.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudanese torture survivors neglected by the UK Home Office

Asylum seekers who suffered under the former regime of Bashir in Sudan now face another obstacle in their bid for safety and a new life: the UK ...

Nick McAlpin

Israel uses animal rights to 'veganwash' the occupation

Animal rights activism and national emancipation are rarely mentioned in the same breath. Nevertheless, for the Palestinian ...

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for <em>animal</em> rights

The New Arab

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Turkey's parliament has said it plans to open a mini zoo, populated with birds and deer, in order to promote animal rights in the ...

Ali M Latifi

Trump's popularity taking a hit, even in Afghanistan

Analysis: Afghans once lauded Donald Trump as a breath of fresh air, but his love of airstrikes and rewriting of history have won him few ...

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Diana Alghoul

Cancer patient 'tortured, chained to bed' in UAE prison

Cancer patient Alia Abdulnoor has been left to die in isolation, chained to a hospital bed, after being subjected to extreme forms of torture ...

Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Stray dog poisoning video sparks outcry in Lebanon

Footage of a stray dogs apparently being poisoned by municipal staff has sparked a public outcry in Lebanon, with politicians rushing to post ...

'Tortured like an <em>animal</em>': Indian woman describes Saudi nightmare

Diana Alghoul

'Tortured like an animal': Indian woman describes Saudi nightmare

Instead of being sent to Qatar to work as a tutor, her Mumbai based agency took her to the UAE before sending her to Saudi Arabia

Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's <em>animal</em> <em>abuse</em>

The New Arab

Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's animal abuse

'The butcher training him should have prepared him with a sharper knife,' said parent.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon gets first animal protection law

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signed the country's first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing that domestic and wild animals will be legally protected from abuse.

Diana Alghoul

Vengeful 'Saudi animal abuser' rips head off Qatari pigeon

'Don't let your fate be that of the pigeon,' the man warned Qatar after tearing the bird's head off with his bare hands.

The New Arab

Dubai man arrested for feeding live cat to dogs

Gruesome video posted to social media leads to the arrest of a Dubai resident over the torture and killing of a cat.

The New Arab

Exiled Bahraini activist's family 'detained as revenge'

Two relatives of a London-based critic have been arrested without charge in Bahrain, according to Human Rights Watch, following a campaign of ...

Crocodile at Tunisian zoo stoned to death

The New Arab

Crocodile at Tunisian zoo stoned to death

A crocodile at a Tunisian zoo was stoned to death by a group of tourists, authorities in the capital said Wednesday, denouncing the "savage" act.

The New Arab

Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon carrying out 'discredited' anal examinations

Anal examinations to prosecute homosexual men and transgender women are still frequently employed by authorities in Egypt and Tunisia, Human ...

Tunisia’s gay population 'subject to torture and <em>abuse</em>'

The New Arab

Tunisia’s gay population 'subject to torture and abuse'

Members of marginalised groups in Tunisia, including men suspected of homosexual conduct, are vulnerable to grave abuse, says a human ...

Fighting for freedom: The Syria Campaign

Sheeffah Shiraz

Fighting for freedom: The Syria Campaign

Interview: From working with The White Helmets to the creation of Planet Syria, The Syria Campaign continues to accelerate progress towards a ...

Animals and the Arab conscience: Do animals have rights?

Karim Traboulsi

Animals and the Arab conscience: Do animals have rights?

Comment: Animal rights are too often overlooked in the Arab world, or dismissed as "a Western thing". But animal welfare ...

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