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Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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Canada lobbyists paid $6m to promote Sudan's military regime

28 June, 2019

The lobbying firm, whose previous clients include Mugabe and Haftar, pledges to grant Sudan's military council diplomatic recognition through securing international funding, a meeting with Trump, and favourable media coverage.

Denmark's socialists win elections after hard-right turn on immigration

06 June, 2019

Despite an unprecedented turnout of Danish Muslims, Denmark's Social Democrats are likely to take power after wooing populist supporters with anti-immigration rhetoric.

MbS-aligned Saudi newspaper urges 'surgical strikes' on Iran

16 May, 2019

An editorial in a Saudi newspaper owned by the crown prince's brother calls for ‘decisive, punitive’ airstrikes against Iran, reflecting unwavering Saudi support for the Trump administration's anti-Iran, pro-Israel policies.

Settlement hotels part of 'detrimental' West Bank expansion policy

08 May, 2019

Unrestricted funding for hotel building in illegal settlements reflects Israel’s ‘full-bore’ settlement expansion policy in the West Bank, which is costing the Palestinian economy billions of dollars a year.

HRW's Omar Shakir: 'I will continue doing this work'

08 May, 2019

Having spent the past 13 months battling deportation, HRW's Israel-Palestine director is intent not only on staying in Jerusalem, but on overturning the creeping restrictions on the country's rights defenders.

Palestinian prisoner ends hunger strike after 43 days

03 May, 2019

Hossam Ruzza reached a deal with Israeli authorities for release in July after his administrative detention order was renewed twice, keeping him in jail for over a year without charge.

'Show trial' of Saudi women activists adjourns without verdict

13 March, 2019

Ten Saudi women activists appeared in court behind closed doors on Wednesday as international pressure to end their almost year-long detention mounts.

Deputy King? MbS claims new title amid coup rumours

06 March, 2019

Following months of speculation of a rift between the Saudi crown prince and his father, MbS' new title may reflect his steady maneuvering towards the throne.

Women slam Decathlon's backtrack over sports hijab

27 February, 2019

The outcry in France over the launch of a sports hijab has been met with equal push-back from those calling out the hypocrisy at the heart of the to-and-fro saga.

At Warsaw, Trump's Palestine peace deal 'dead on arrival'

13 February, 2019

Analysis: Jared Kushner is making a rare speaking appearance at the Warsaw summit. But his Middle East peace proposal already being slammed as 'dead on arrival'.

#DontToyWithApartheid: LGBTQ groups protest Israel singer's gay club concert

20 November, 2018

Pro-Palestinian and LGBTQ groups will demonstrate outside a London gay club over a concert by Israeli singer Netta, calling out Israel's use of 'pinkwashing' to mask apartheid and occupation

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

14 November, 2018

The New Arab Meets: The Palestine Film Club to talk more about their vision of reviving youth culture through cultivating an independent Palestinian film industry.

Florence Dixon
Florence Dixon

Florence is a Middle-East focused journalist and staff writer at The New Arab.

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