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A man has been charged in connection with allegations a Sydney-based firm paid millions in bribes to secure lucrative Iraqi oil contracts.

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP).

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia that would transform the Middle East.

Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of "setting up and heading a bribery network", judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bangladesh mosque gas explosion toll rises to 24

Burnt worshippers reportedly threw themselves into an open sewer next to the mosque to escape the flames.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

The New Arab Staff

The story behind Britain's $26 million Iranian coup plot

An interview with a British spy involved in the 1953 coup has been unearthed as Iran marks the 67th anniversary of the overthrow of Mohammad ...

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.

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

The New Arab

Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in Syria from the Assad ...

Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

The New Arab

Six militia members ‘killed by IS’ in eastern Syria

Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia ...

Russian soldiers <em>bribe</em> officer to be sent to Syria

The New Arab

Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries ...

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

Lebanese lawmakers will vote on long-awaited legislation that could see the release of thousands of prisoners amid the ongoing coronavirus ...

Palestinian president refuses to accept call from Trump

The New Arab

Palestinian president refuses to accept call from Trump

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has refused to talk to US President Trump on the phone before the latter meets with Israeli ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Hard times test Assad loyalists' patience

An economic crisis and lack of state support have forced Syrians to take matters into their own hands.

Alessandra Bajec

Iraqi women victim to online sexual blackmail

Iraqi women face a staggering rise in online 'sextortion', a practice known as revenge porn, with Iraqi males exploiting private images on ...

The New Arab

Hindu students protest appointment of Muslim professor

Discrimination and crimes against Muslims have increased in India since the right-wing Narendra Modi-led government came into power.

The New Arab

Defying ban, students lead Lebanon protests into fourth week

Lebanon's students have taken to the streets in large numbers to demand better opportunities and an end to mismanagement of their education, ...

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Judit Neurink

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Comment: If Iraq's party system based on religion, ethnicity and endemic clientelism is not addressed, protests will recur and frustration will ...

Ali Bakeer

Turkey-Saudi state of frenemity: One year on Khashoggi's murder

To Turkish officials, the premeditated operation was not only meant to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but also to strangle Turkey ...

Stena Impero tanker still held in Iran, says owner

The New Arab

Stena Impero tanker still held in Iran, says owner

Erick Hanell, president and CEO of the company Stena Bulk, denied that its tanker had left Iran and said it was still waiting for permission to ...

Iran says seized British tanker 'free' to leave

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says seized British tanker 'free' to leave

Iran detained the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker after Gibraltar refused to release its own tanker accused of shipping oil to Syria.

This Egyptian company profits from the blockade of Gaza

Muhammad Shehada

This Egyptian company profits from the blockade of Gaza

Comment: With Gaza under a crippling Israeli-Egyptian siege, an Egyptian company is profiting charges thousands of dollars for 'dignified ...

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