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The activities attributed to Tehran mark a significant escalation for a country some cybersecurity experts regard as a second-rate player in online espionage.

Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

The New Arab Staff

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

Rukmini Callimachi is facing a barrage of allegations of unethical conduct surrounding her reporting on the Islamic State extremist group.

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Sofia Nitti

Fighting fake news in Iraq's battle against Covid-19

Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public ...

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Marc Owen Jones

AJ+ ruling projects Emirati power into US justice system

Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an authoritarian ...

The New Arab Staff

Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

The New Arab & agencies

Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

The New Arab

Is it really raining eggplants in Iran?

Viral clips from Iran showing eggplants reportedly raining in the country have led to the arrest of five people.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

Iran's supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to sabotage the country's general election.

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music <em>video</em>

The New Arab

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

Iran confirms two missiles shot down Ukrainian plane

The New Arab & agencies

Iran confirms two missiles shot down Ukrainian plane

Iran has confirmed that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner with two Russian Tor M-1 missiles, in a catastrophic blunder that killed all 176 ...

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

The New Arab

Lebanese businessman donates $55,300 Hitler hat to Israeli foundation

A Lebanese businessman who bought a $55,300 Hitler top hat at an auction said he will donate it to an Israeli foundation to keep it away from ...

Tasnim Nazeer

Weaponising the Muslim vote in Sri Lanka's election

Comment: A video produced by Rajapaksa's campaign misleadingly positions him as a candidate who would look out for Sri Lanka's Muslims, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

A misinformation monitor has said pro-Turkish accounts, largely based in Pakistan, launched a propaganda campaign to bolster support ...

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier threat ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' mass offensive a 'propaganda ploy'?

This week we look at doubts over the Houthi offensive that captured thousands of soldiers in August, a downgraded Fitch rating and more Western ...

Something had to give in Egypt

Sam Hamad

Something had to give in Egypt

Comment: Egyptians are waking up to the fact that Sisi never intended to fulfil his promises, writes Sam Hamad.

Baghdadi urges followers to 'rescue' jailed jihadists and families

The New Arab & agencies

Baghdadi urges followers to 'rescue' jailed jihadists and families

The Islamic State group's chief has urged followers to free detained jihadists and family members held at camps in Iraq and Syria, vowing ...

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

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