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When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Jordan's Prince Hamzah in fiery exchange with army chief

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah in fiery exchange with army chief

Jordan's Prince Hamzah and the country's army chief engaged in a fiery exchange, according to an audio recording of their conversation.

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Malia Bouattia

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, ...

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Saudi Arabia launches military drills after Houthi attacks

The drills follow Saudi-led coalition strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen's capital, Sanaa.

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Lebanese mothers protest ruling class to mark Mother's Day

Dozens of women in Lebanon took to the streets on the eve of Mother's Day to protest against the country's ruling class.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish prosecutor asks court to ban pro-Kurdish HDP party

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party is facing disbandment, following calls from a Turkish prosecutor.

Chris Doyle

Red Line: The use of chemical weapons in Syria

Book Club: Joby Warrick's new book takes a detailed look at the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the extraordinary efforts to rid the ...

Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

The New Arab Staff

Iraq spy agency blasts militia leader for UAE claims

Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl Al-Haq, claimed the movement of 300 Iraqi intelligence officers to the country's border ...

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Yemen's Houthis fire ballistic missiles across Saudi border

Saudi-led coalition says Houthis fired two missiles, which landed in uninhabited border areas.

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a ...

Western states' excess vaccines 'enough for 20 countries': report

The New Arab Staff

Western states' excess vaccines 'enough for 20 countries': report

The IRC has warned that millions of the world's most vulnerable people may not receive vaccines 'for years'.

Why haven't we declared Yemen famine? Expert weighs in

The New Arab Staff

Why haven't we declared Yemen famine? Expert weighs in

Though parts of Yemen are suffering huge food shortages a famine has not been declared.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya PM demands mercenaries leave, urges parliament back government

Libya's prime minister-designate demanded the departure of mercenaries as he sought support from lawmakers.

Narjas Zatat

China breaching all acts in UN genocide convention: report

A newly-published report says China has violated every single provision in the UN Genocide Convention.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian hospitals targeted 400 times in air strikes

Syrian hospitals in opposition areas have been a regular target in the war.

Shaikha Al-Hashem

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite ...

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The New Arab Staff

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Charities blast British aid cut for war-torn Yemen

Britain pledged £87 million for Yemen at an international donors' conference this week, about half the amount it offered last year.

Israel forces Palestinian near al-Aqsa to demolish own home

The New Arab Staff

Israel forces Palestinian near al-Aqsa to demolish own home

Israeli police forced stormed Silwan and forced Palestinian resident Nidal Salaymeh to tear down his own home.

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

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