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A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base on the island.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are establishing bases in Yemen's Socotra island and allowing Israeli delegations to enter, the leader of a Yemeni tribe reportedly said.

Egypt, UAE <em>landmarks</em> pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt, UAE landmarks pay tribute to Lebanon blast victims

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty ...

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London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

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London's Muslim mayor seeks removal of slavery-linked statues

The mayor of London has formed a committee to review monuments and street names, after British protesters tore down a statue of slave trader ...

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Trump threatens military crackdown against anti-racist protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation protests gripping the United States.

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'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Iran police fire live ammunition at protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Iran police fire live ammunition at protesters

Protests in Iran over various issues, including financial problems and the recent Ukrainian plane crash have boiled over as police in the ...

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China video shows blindfolded and shackled Uighur prisoners

China's abuse of Uighur Muslims was allegedly caught on video and posted anonymously online, leading to international outrage over Beijing's ...

Fifty years after they burned al-Aqsa

Diana Alghoul

Fifty years after they burned al-Aqsa

On August 21 1969, Michael Denis Rohan set fire to al-Aqsa. For Palestinians, the scars of the attack remain raw as the occupation rages on.

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

Jad Salfiti

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum seekers it ...

Think Trump cares about Golan security? Think again

Thomas Essel

Think Trump cares about Golan security? Think again

Comment: Extraction of oil reserves and control over soon-to-be-privatised water resources are at the heart of the attempt to legitimise ...

Qatar's thrashing of UAE: a little taste of justice

James Brownsell

Qatar's thrashing of UAE: a little taste of justice

The four-nil footballing lesson won't end the blockade or resolve any of the region's wars, but it sure felt good, writes James Brownsell

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Lebanese seek to save landmark concrete park from crumbling

Lebanese are fighting to save a concrete park that was built by a legendary Brazilian architect in Tripoli.

The New Arab & agencies

'Iconic' Istanbul photographer Ara Guler dies aged 90

Photography legend Ara Guler, famed for iconic images of Istanbul, died in the Turkish capital on Wednesday.

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Melania Trump in Egypt to tour pyramids, Sphinx

Melania Trump is in Egypt to wrap up a four-country tour of Africa by visiting the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Mosul reconstruction to showcase UNESCO's 'importance'

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul reconstruction to showcase UNESCO's 'importance'

The Islamic State group swept through a third of Iraq in 2014, seizing Mosul, the largest city in the north, and reaching the vicinity of ...

Malia Bouattia

Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes ...

Mad Hatter: Teen on trial for UK terror plot

The New Arab

Mad Hatter: Teen on trial for UK terror plot

Safaa Boular, who lived at home with her mother in southwest London, has denied two counts of preparing acts of terrorism.

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb 'act of terror,' says Putin Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb 'act of terror,' says Putin

The New Arab & agencies

Saint Petersburg supermarket bomb 'act of terror,' says Putin

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin has called Wednesday's bomb blast at a Saint Petersburg supermarket an 'act of terror' after 13 people were ...

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