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Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at a cost.

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime expropriates their homes.

#Don't_Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

#Don't_Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

A rare viral internet campaign urging Iran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests has halted their executions, but has not ...

Saudi ex-spy chief's lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi ex-spy chief's lawsuit spotlights secret power plays

A lawsuit filed in the US by a former Saudi spy chief makes a number of disturbing accusations against the secretive kingdom.

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HTS detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

Bilal Abdul Kareem's arrest is linked to the case of Tauqir Sharif, an aid worker detained by the powerful jihadist group in June.

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Saudi Arabian King Salman arrives in NEOM for 'rest'

The Saudi King arrived in the NEOM economic zone for 'rest and relaxation,' as killed, evicted tribes call for an end of the megacity ...

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, ...

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Lebanon lawmakers back emergency powers assumed after deadly blast

Lebanon's parliament voted overwhelmingly for a two-week state of emergency, giving the military broad powers to crack down on protests ...

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

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Palestinian-American family stranded by coronavirus in Gaza return home

Florida couple were finally able to return to the US after being stuck in Gaza due to Covid-19.

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Dario Sabaghi

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered ...

Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

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Israel planned to send Palestinians to Paraguay: report

The newly revealed documents show how Israeli officials proposed offering Palestinians money to 'relocate' to the South American country.

Pompeo defends fast-tracked US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo defends fast-tracked US arms sales to Saudi Arabia

US State Secretary Mike Pompeo defended his fast-tracking of arms sales to Saudi Arabia after an internal probe found the State Department to ...

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

Azhar Al-Rubaie

Beirut blast raises fears in Iraq of weapons stockpiles

In Iraq, where weapons are stored in urban centres and unexploded bombs litter border areas, fears of a catastrophe are acute.

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Myanmar bars Rohingya candidate from election

Rohingya Muslim candidate Abdul Rasheed has been barred from standing in Myanmar's upcoming election.

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Qatar rejects UAE's life sentence against Omani citizen

Qatar has condemned the UAE after it upheld a life sentence against 21-year-old Abdullah Al Shamsi.

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Pompeo 'failed' to mitigate Yemen casualties in arms deal

The report noted some '4,221 arms transfers involving Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' since January 2017 - all below the threshold to ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the ...

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The New Arab Staff

Israel summons Belgium ambassador over 'anti-Israel' NGOs

The Israeli foreign ministry accused Belgium of funding organisations that 'attempt to silence supporters of Israel'.

Malia Bouattia

As BDS gains ground, Palestinian activists pay the price

Comment: Intimidation and detention without charge, as in the case of Palestinian activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, is a common Israeli tactic aided by ...

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu voices frustration at US over stalled annexation plans

Israeli rightwingers have grown increasingly frustrated at Washington's delayed approval of the annexation plan.

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led Boycott, ...

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