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Waseem Yousef has outraged Arabs with pro-Israel tweets ever since the UAE normalised relations with Israel.

Footage that emerged online showed protesters chanting against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on Friday, a days ahead of planned September 20 demonstrations.

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment towards the regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The hashtags "Bahrainis against normalisation" and "normalisation is betrayal" were trending on Twitter after US President Donald Trump ...

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

The New Arab Staff

Jordanians show support for UAE critics Prince Ali, cartoonist

Jordanians are tweeting in solidarity with Prince Ali and cartoonist Emad Hajjaj, after both figures faced backlash for daring to criticise the ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan arrests popular cartoonist, refers him to security court

Journalists are protesting the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj after he was referred to Jordan's State Security Court for prosecution on ...

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Women in swimsuits video sparks anger in Saudi Arabia

A group of young men and women dancing in swimwear to Arabic tunes sparked outrage in Saudi Arabia.

Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

Repeated interruptions to Hasakeh's water supplies have put locals at greater risk of contacting the coronavirus.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

Prominent female activist Reham Yacoub was gunned down by unidentified militants.

Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

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Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

Restoration attempts to Istanbul's 14th-century Galata Tower has prompted uproar in Turkey after workers were seen drilling down the stone wall ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia's flag to celebrate progress in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase their animals.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Turkey cleric attacked over 'offensive' Hagia Sophia sermon

The head of Turkey's religious body has been slammed for comments he made that were deemed to be offensive to the modern republic's founder ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thailand halts flights after Egyptian breaks quarantine with virus

A group of Egyptian soldiers who entered via a military-controlled airport without any screening went to a nearby shopping mall. A soldier in ...

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Allegations have been widely circulating on social media since Wednesday detailing horrific sexual abuse and related blackmail suffered by women ...

Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

Soon after his comments, the hashtag in Turkish meaning "don't touch my social media" was trending on Twitter.

Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

The New Arab Staff

Separation wall mural draws attention to 'Palestinian George Floyd'

Taqi Spateen painted murals on the controversial separation wall, built by Israel to separate Bethlehem and Jerusalem, to commemorate both ...

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Gasia Ohanes

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Maha Al-Mutairi, who was detained was released Monday night, according to her legal representative.

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