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London's first Muslim and ethnic minority mayor is seeking a second term amid concerns about rising crime in the UK capital.

Saudi Arabia tripled VAT to 15 percent in July 2020 to help its economy recover.

As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

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As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The giant Saudi Bin Laden construction company, founded by Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s father, survived the fallout of September 11 but declined under Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon to start reviewing banking sector amid economic crisis

Lebanon's central bank was to start reviewing the country's banks as it faces international pressure for banking sector reform amid its worst ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia pushes companies to move headquarters to kingdom

Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

Saudi Arabia's economy has contracted again, as the country grapples with falling oil production and emerges from lockdown.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Malia Bouattia

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Comment: Precarious and casualised, women of colour face lower pay, under employment, unfair treatment and discrimination at a time when we need ...

Greek neo-Nazi leader handed 13-year prison sentence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek neo-Nazi leader handed 13-year prison sentence

A greek court handed a prison sentence to the leader of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn.

Oman to bring in five-percent VAT for first time

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman to bring in five-percent VAT for first time

Oman will impose VAT for the first time from 2021 due to the economic downturn caused by coronavirus and low oil prices, becoming the fourth GCC ...

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait parliament endorses security chief as crown prince

Kuwait's parliament has unanimously voted to endorse Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad as the country's new crown prince.

The New Arab Staff

New Kuwait emir chooses brother as crown prince

Kuwait's new crown prince is known as a low-profile intelligence chief.

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: Egyptian protesters overturn police truck on 'Palacegate' anniversary

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first ...

Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

The New Arab Staff

Anti-Sisi protests erupt in Egypt's Suez

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Saudis bombard finance minister with questions over VAT hike

The New Arab Staff

Saudis bombard finance minister with questions over VAT hike

Saudis frustrated at austerity measures refused to let the country's finance minister off the hook during a virtual investor conference.

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

Kuwaiti lawmakers have stalled annual payments to a sovereign wealth fund as the cash-strapped Gulf state assesses its options.

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