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Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite Arab partners, writes Shaikha Al-Hashem.

With no extended family or lifelong friends nearby and language barriers, homeschooling during the pandemic has proven particularly difficult for immigrant mothers.

Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

Brooke Anderson

Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally occupied territories.

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of ...

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

The New Arab Staff

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for over three ...

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

Brooke Anderson

Hundreds of refugees unbooked from resettlement flights to US

Hundreds of refugees were forced to unbook or delay their flights last week, agencies assisting with their resettlement said.

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Capitol 'breach' leads House to scrap Thursday session

Threats of a possible "breach" of the US Capitol led to the House of Representatives changing its voting plans.

Brooke Anderson

Seeking relevance, Trump touts Middle East 'victories' at CPAC

In-depth: At this year’s CPAC, Donald Trump boasted of his policy victories in the Middle East, but his erratic legacy is probably more ...

Delta's 'religious profiling' of Muslim passenger sparks backlash

Brooke Anderson

Delta's 'religious profiling' of Muslim passenger sparks backlash

CAIR-Missouri has called for an investigation into an incident in which a Muslim passenger was allegedly made to miss his flight because of his ...

Trump's former treasury secretary to launch Gulf-backed investment fund

Brooke Anderson

Trump's former treasury secretary to launch Gulf-backed investment fund

Steven Mnuchin is in the hiring process for the new venture, which will be backed by sovereign wealth funds from Arab Gulf states.

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

US men who 'helped Ghosn escape' arrive in Japan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US men who 'helped Ghosn escape' arrive in Japan

Ex-US special forces member Michael Taylor and his son Peter allegedly staged the operation that saw former international jet-setter Ghosn ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish court clears actors of 'insulting' Erdogan

Famous actors Mujdat Gezen and Metin Akpinar got acquitted by an Istanbul court over 'insulting' Turkish president Erdogan

The New Arab Staff

Aramco seeks extension on $10 billion loan: sources

Aramco asks banks to extend by a year a $10 billion loan it raised last May, suggesting that rebounding crude prices are not pushing the oil ...

The New Arab & agencies

Australian-Saudi activist faces extradition to Saudi Arabia, NGO warns

A Saudi human rights group has raised concerns over the safety of a Saudi-Australian dual national who was arrested in Morocco.

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia ex-presidential candidate released on bail

After a two month spell in prison, Nabil Karoui has been released on bail, but still faces charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey sentences three over Ghosn escape from Japan

The men who aided Carlos Ghosn in his escape from Istanbul to Lebanon have been jailed by an Istanbul court.

America gets ready to welcome refugees again

Brooke Anderson

America gets ready to welcome refugees again

In-depth: During Trump's presidency, refugee admissions were cut to record lows. Biden has vowed to rebuild the resettlement program and reverse ...

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating ...

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