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Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Marc Owen Jones

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into a weapon of authoritarian rule, writes disinformation expert, Marc Owen Jones.

Ex-wife of Dubai <em>royal</em> live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation ...

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

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Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

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Saudi scraps death sentences over Khashoggi murder, jails 8

Five of the convicts were given 20 years in prison and another three were jailed for 7-10 years over the consulate murder of journalist Jamal ...

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Freed Jordanian cartoonist Emad Hajjaj hails solidarity campaign

Emad Hajjaj said his morale was boosted when inmates, some of whom recognised him through his work, informed him of the solidarity campaign.

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing the ...

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

The New Arab Staff

Mounting discontent among leading Saudi royals over MbS' rule

Mohamed bin Salman's cousins are said to regret the crown prince's rise to power.

Saudi Arabia's detained former crown prince 'denied medical visits'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's detained former crown prince 'denied medical visits'

Lawyers representing Mohammed bin Nayef said the former crown prince was being denied medical care in detention.

Campaigners to file UN complaint over Saudi prince's detention

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Campaigners to file UN complaint over Saudi prince's detention

The Geneva-based MENA Rights Group and the London-based ALQST are expected to file a complaint to the United Nations over the 'arbitrary' ...

Saudi officials sacked over 'violations' in Red Sea project

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Saudi officials sacked over 'violations' in Red Sea project

Senior officials at tourism developments were dismissed on suspicion of corruption.

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

Courtney Freer

MbS' Khashoggi-style plot against exiled rival, Saad al-Jabri

Comment: The lawsuit will have implications for the US intelligence apparatus, and under a potential Biden presidency could even shape US policy ...

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 ...

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 Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

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.

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Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

Saudi TV reports King Salman's surgery successful

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi TV reports King Salman's surgery successful

The Saudi leader was admitted to hospital earlier this week for gall bladder problems.

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Fugitive Saudi official 'embezzled $11 billion in state funds'

The New Arab Staff

Fugitive Saudi official 'embezzled $11 billion in state funds'

Saudi Arabia has arrested the children and brother of Saad al-Jabri in an attempt to force his return.

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