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Officials in Iran are alarmed by a recent spike in coronavirus cases and are calling for a renewed lockdown.

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The New Arab Staff

Iran hackers 'bypassing Whatsapp encryption' to target dissent: reports

The reports point to major technological strides for Iran's cyberespionage capabilities.

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Marc Owen Jones

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an authoritarian ...

Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The New Arab Staff

Somali money transfer companies 'facilitate arms dealer transactions': report

The damning report identifies 176 transactions within a six-year timeframe that were allegedly linked to suspected weapons dealers in Somalia ...

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 towards the regime, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab Staff

Trudeau urged to stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia

After a UN panel stated Canada has been fuelling the conflict in Yemen, a coalition of Canadian organisations urged Prime Minister Justin ...

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite ...

Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

The New Arab Staff

Saudi press celebrates Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalisation agreement

Saudi Arabia's state-controlled media erupted in celebration of the normalisation agreement signing ceremony between Israel, UAE and Bahrain, ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

How to share a river

Biniam Bedasso and Maria A. Gwynn

How to share a river

Comment: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should look to Latin America which has set a powerful global precedent on how to share transboundary ...

Medical workers in UAE to use Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The New Arab Staff

Medical workers in UAE to use Chinese Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE has allowed the use of a Chinese-produced vaccine to tackle Covid-19, despite being tested only six-weeks ago.

TNA Voice Podcast: Disney's complicity in China's rights abuses

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TNA Voice Podcast: Disney's complicity in China's rights abuses

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

The New Arab Staff

Israeli healthcare giant agrees technology deal with UAE

Israel's Sheba Medical Center will ink a deal with UAE's APEX National Investment to develop a range of health technology, and said more deals ...

The New Arab Staff

US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

The humanitarian cost of the US' War on Terror has been huge, a new report has claimed, although its figures have been disputed by some.

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

Aniqah Choudhri

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

Egypt is trialling a plasma treatment to find a potential cure for the deadly coronavirus.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

Muslim-British refusenik exposes UK's total complicity in Yemen war

Malia Bouattia

Muslim-British refusenik exposes UK's total complicity in Yemen war

Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is commendable ...

Researchers discover one of world's largest IS digital libraries

The New Arab Staff

Researchers discover one of world's largest IS digital libraries

Spread across servers, the digital library contains 90,000 items and has an estimated 10,000 unique visitors monthly.

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