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Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to clamp down on any criticism, writes Annelle Sheline.

Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

Brooke Anderson

Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

After months of waiting for the other to make the first move on potentially returning to the Iran nuclear deal, Iran and the US have agreed to ...

Clubhouse: Overrated and generally misused

Ragheb Malli

Clubhouse: Overrated and generally misused

Does Clubhouse have the staying power to go beyond a pandemic fad? Ragheb Malli is not so sure.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian PM condemns 'hopelessly right-wing' Israeli election results

Palestine's prime minister said the popularity of Israel's right-wing shows there is little hope for dialogue and peace.

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Poll: Fatah, Hamas face headwinds ahead of Palestinian vote

A new poll indicates both Palestinian factions are likely to fall short of a parliamentary majority.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's new central bank chief vows to fight inflation

Turkey's new central bank governor Sahap Kavcioglu promised to fight against high inflation after the central bank sharply raised the main ...

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The new invite-only audio app Clubhouse has created a space for Saudi users to discuss topics deemed sensitive, but at the cost of surveillance.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants

The US Democrats snatched a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress.

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

Clubhouse app is not accessible anymore in Oman, whose government cut the access over a license issue

Palestinian Fatah kicks out senior member ahead of elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian Fatah kicks out senior member ahead of elections

Nasser al-Kidwa, a nephew of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, was dismissed after announcing he would form his own electoral list.

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surveillance fears after Clubhouse app takes Saudi by storm

Clubhouse has given way to unbridled debates about a variety of topics deemed sensitive in Saudi Arabia, but users fear surveillance in the ...

Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's hoping he can satisfy them all, writes Harry Hagopian.

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany's far-right AfD placed under surveillance: report

Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

Emad Moussa

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Nazli Tarzi

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more ...

Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians launch 'Guardians of Al-Aqsa' video game

Players answer trivia about the holy site in order to capture the keys to Al-Aqsa from Israeli police.

After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After Facebook, Twitter ban, Trump fans turn elsewhere

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders.

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