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Saudi Arabia will stop doing business with foreign companies with regional headquarters outside the kingdom starting in 2024, state media said.

The travel vlogger emphasised that Islam is a religion of peace.

Saudi Arabia plans complete overhaul of legal system

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia plans complete overhaul of legal system

Saudi Arabia is moving toward the codifying its legal system.

Turkey to probe Salt Bae for 'flashing genitals' online

The New Arab Staff

Turkey to probe Salt Bae for 'flashing genitals' online

A legal investigation has been launched against restaurateur Nusret Gokce after allegedly revealed himself on a social media post.

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

Ibrahim Husseini

Doubt and division cast a shadow over Palestinian elections

In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians 'need to help themselves', says UAE deputy minister

Palestinians have been outraged by the UAE's normalisation deal with Israel.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister resigns to protest expected coronavirus lockdown

Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman criticised the anticipated lockdown measure as extreme and said it would cause undue suffering to the public.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist ...

Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

The glitzy emirate hosts dozens of conventions every year but for months the virus forced the lucrative sector to move from conference halls to ...

Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

A number of popular retail shops in Lebanon announced temporary closures as the country grapples with its financial crisis.

Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

The New Arab Staff

Italian MEP accuses Algeria of oppressing Amazigh ethnic group

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

Sami Rahman

Ramadan, kids and quarantine - a survival guide

Ramadan can be challenging at the best of times, but throw a pandemic, quarantine and school closures into the mix, and it can seem like an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai's huge service sector faces unsure future

Dubai's tourism sector is suffering as Covid-19 measures keep businesses closed.

Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon restaurants partially reopen, face faltering economy

The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard by the government-mandated closures which followed a series of bad seasons.

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and ...

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

The New Arab & agencies

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's ...

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