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

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'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.

Journalist 'traced by Saudi Twitter spies' forcibly disappeared

06 November, 2018

A Saudi journalist who ran a Twitter account critical of the regime was forcibly detained after allegedly being traced by Saudi spies who infiltrated Twitter's regional headquarters.

Syrians slam Lena Dunham plans to write refugee screenplay

30 October, 2018

News that the gaffe-prone writer and actor is to pen the film script of the story of Syrian refugee Doaa al-Zamel was met with ire from Syrians and Arabs online.

Eminent writer resigns from Saudi newspaper over Khashoggi affair

23 October, 2018

Raba'i al-Madhoun announced he had resigned from London-based Saudi paper Asharq Al-Awsat over the 'dreadful, frightening, agonising, distressing, painful, hideous and unprecedented' killing of fellow writer Jamal Khashoggi

Cholera outbreak feared in Basra as water crisis snowballs

20 October, 2018

Basra's water contamination crisis is getting even worse as hospitals struggle to cope with hundreds of thousands of poisoning cases, sparking fears of a winter cholera outbreak

Engineering famine: Saudi-led coalition 'deliberately bombing Yemen food supply'

13 October, 2018

Indepth analysis of Saudi coalition bombing patterns shows it is targeting Yemeni food production, flouting international law and purposefully starving civilians, a new report says

Explainer: China's persecution of Uighur Muslims

03 October, 2018

The New Arab explains the long history behind the recent revelations of China's persecution of the Uighur Muslims of Xinjiang province.

Florence Dixon
Florence Dixon

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

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