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

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

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the resignation of the government.

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and guilt, ...

The New Arab Staff

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky journey like a 'spectator sport'.

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo cleared over Saudi arms sales

An internal probe has cleared US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of wrongdoing in a disputed arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a senior State Department ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Algerian <em>journalist</em> who covered protests sentenced to three years

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment amid ...

The New Arab Staff

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed Lebanese ...

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Exiled Saudi spy in Canada faces new death threat

Saad al-Jabri, who is suing the crown prince for allegedly plotting his murder, is under security protection following reports of a fresh ...

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia seeks to tame powerful cyber armies

Saudi Arabia is concerned about the level of hyper-nationalism present online - and the use of royal family images.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive

Boris Prokoshev captained the ship the carried 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate to Beirut.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi crown prince 'sent hit squad to Canada'

A team of hitmen was allegedly sent to Canada by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

The New Arab Staff

Hero Lebanese firefighter Sahar Fares buried after Beirut blast

The 25-year-old was among the first fatalities to be named, and was honoured with a public funeral which took place at her hometown of Qaa on ...

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to release detained ...

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Beirut residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the mess caused by a blast that has been compared to Hiroshima.

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese angry at politicians' blame game after deadly blast

Members of Lebanon's entrenched political elite are pointing fingers at one another, after an explosion ravaged Beirut. But ordinary Lebanese ...

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

The New Arab Staff

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

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