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Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram profiles.

The Palestinian diplomatic mission to the UK accused Boris Johnson of 'contradicting international law'.

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

The New Arab Staff

Houthi missile attack starts fire at Saudi university

Saudi Arabia said that a Houthi drone attack started a fire at a university in the southwestern city of Jizan, as the US warned its citizens against Saudi travel.

The New Arab Staff

Lawmakers urge Biden to end Saudi blockade on Yemen

US lawmakers have signed a letter to President Biden calling for an end to Saudi Arabia's blockade on Houthi-held territory in Yemen, which has ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler ...

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

The <em>world</em> watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

US weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US weighs Beijing Olympics boycott with partners, allies

The Biden administration is considering a possible boycott of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics to protest China’s human rights record.

Iran rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of sanctions as talks announced

The New Arab Staff

Iran rejects ‘step-by-step’ lifting of sanctions as talks announced

Following the announcement of indirect Iran-US talks, Iran says it demands the complete lifting of all US sanctions and opposes any gradual ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

The US will lift sanctions on ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, previously imposed by the Trump administration.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drones near Khamis Mushait

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down two Houthi drones over the southwestern city of Khamis Mushait, less than 24 hours after the Houthis claimed ...

The New Arab Staff

Reported 'black market' dodges unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade

Turkish traders are reportedly shipping products to third countries before they are exported to Saudi Arabia.

Juliet Sargeant

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our ...

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Emad Moussa

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Comment: After 45 years of historic dispossession, Palestinians are facing intensified Israeli efforts to cleanse them from their lands, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ever Given, blocking Suez, partially turned 'in right direction'

The cargo ship Ever Given, that has been blocking the Suez canal since Tuesday, has turned 80 percent in the right direction.

Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

Hope rose that salvage efforts could free a mammoth container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade ...

Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

"Another attempt to refloat the vessel earlier today... was not successful."

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