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Sudan announced that it has secured a loan from the UK, Sweden, and Ireland to clear long-standing debts to the African Development Bank.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday slammed as a 'big mistake' remarks by his foreign minister.

Iran FM asks Soleimani family for '<em>forgiveness</em>' after leak

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Iran FM asks Soleimani family for 'forgiveness' after leak

Iran's foreign minister on Sunday asked the family of Qasem Soleimani for 'forgiveness' following his leaked comments.

Jordan king orders release of 16 alleged coup plotters

The New Arab Staff

Jordan king orders release of 16 alleged coup plotters

The Jordanian news agency Petra has announced the release of 16 people detained over their alleged role in a coup attempt earlier this month.

Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

The New Arab Staff

Muslim scholar calls for release of prisoners of conscience

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'obsessively' carrying out executions: activists

Rights groups said Iran is "obsessively" executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment.

Zaina Ujayli

Film Review: The Mauritanian

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope to visit Iraq as 'pilgrim of peace'

On the eve of his historic trip, Pope Francis extended the olive branch to those of other religious, describing himself as a "pilgrim of peace ...

Tahmina Begum

Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

Book Club: Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019, Voices of the Lost, is celebrated Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat's latest ...

Greece forcibly returned 9,000 refugees in ten months: report

The New Arab Staff

Greece forcibly returned 9,000 refugees in ten months: report

Many of the refugees were fleeing war-ravaged countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

What Biden's presidency means for the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Biden may have no choice but to make difficult decisions against the backdrop of Ethiopia's civil war, the Nile Dam dispute, as well ...

Tensions in Armenia as thousands mourn Karabakh victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tensions in Armenia as thousands mourn Karabakh victims

The Armenian prime minister led a march to remember the lives of those lost in the waar.

Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves in the mysteries of the desert.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is ...

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

The New Arab Staff

Rihanna apologises for using Islamic Hadith in lingerie show

Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community over the controversial music choice for her Savage X Fenty fashion.

Emirati apologises for being pro-Palestine following UAE normalisation deal

The New Arab Staff

Emirati apologises for being pro-Palestine following UAE normalisation deal

An Emirati blogger has been slammed for posting a video in which he apologises to Israel and seeks forgiveness from Israelis for ...

The New Arab Staff

Khashoggi's Saudi 'killers' sanctioned by UK government

The UK foreign office has designated sanctions against some of the officials involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

The New Arab Staff

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

'It's permissible to mourn atheists, homosexuals,' Egyptian cleric says

The New Arab Staff

'It's permissible to mourn atheists, homosexuals,' Egyptian cleric says

A cleric in Egypt clarified it is permissible to mourn the lives of atheists and homosexuals, after a debate was triggered by the death of queer ...

Khashoggi sons' <em>forgiveness</em> a 'parody of justice': UN expert

The New Arab & agencies

Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

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