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Analysis: At a time when the economic future of most MENA countries is vulnerable due to fluctuating oil prices, Oman is shining, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Analysis: As the JCPOA deteriorates, does it mean that European governments will be more tempted to join the US pressure campaign on Iran?

Interview: Mounir Baatour, Tunisia’s first gay presidential candidate

Alessandra Bajec

Interview: Mounir Baatour, Tunisia’s first gay presidential candidate

The New Arab Meets: Mounir Baatour, a prominent lawyer and co-founder of Tunisia's first official LGBT+ organisation, who has launched his bid for presidency, calling for a more inclusive society.

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Afrah Shawqi

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence ...

Gory tales of torture in Indian-administered Kashmir

Aamir Ali Bhat

Gory tales of torture in Indian-administered Kashmir

A comprehensive 550-page detailed report of torture against civilians was ...

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

Hannah Wallace

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws designed to curtail these freedoms.

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

The lawyer who is suing Sudan's internet providers

Khartoum-based lawyer Abdelazim al-Hassan filed a case against a blockade imposed on mobile internet services in the wake of a brutal crackdown on protesters in June.

Austin Bodetti

What will happen to Afghanistan's national languages?

Analysis: What effect might an American peace treaty with the Taliban have on Afghanistan's two official languages, Dari and Pashto?

Yemen in Focus: UAE's withdrawal brings proxies to fore

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE's withdrawal brings proxies to fore

This week we look at the official UAE reduction of troops in Yemen, more snakey coalition moves in Yemen, and general who is in 'major' trouble.

Syria Weekly: Security reshuffle sees Bashar imitate late father

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Security reshuffle sees Bashar imitate late father

Syria Weekly: A major and surprise reshuffle of the regime's security apparatus was seen in Syria this week.

The New Arab

Iraq moves closer to Iran while appeasing the US

This week, Iraq finds new ways to bypass sanctions on Iran while trying to appease anger from Washington.

China is 'heavily contributing' to Middle East drone proliferation

Paul Iddon

China is 'heavily contributing' to Middle East drone proliferation

China has supplied armed drones to several Middle East countries, contributing greatly to the proliferation of these weapons in the troubled region in clear contravention of the MTCR's noble objectives.

Hakim Charles Khatib

US-Iran crisis: Fears of a negative impact on neighbours

Analysis: Tensions between the two countries are at their highest level in years, but a military escalation is more likely to have an impact on neighbouring countries, writes Hakim Khatib.

Sabena Siddiqui

Closer ties with Iran create risks for China-Middle East

Analysis: Beijing may have pledged its support to Tehran, but it cannot take chances where its major trading partner Saudi Arabia is concerned, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

What is BDS and why should you care?

Elias Jahshan

What is BDS and why should you care?

At its core, BDS is a campaign promoting various forms of boycott against ...

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

In-depth: The power struggle over Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province represents a deeper fracturing of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Austin Bodetti

As America's power fades, Arab countries join China's sphere

Analysis: Close US allies UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are at the top of the list of Arab states that are taking advantage of Chinese interest in the region.

Austin Bodetti

Iraq may soon replace oil wells with solar panels

Analysis: As Iraq prepares for a future without the petroleum industry, many Iraqi environmentalists are encouraging their country to turn to the renewable energy industry.

The 1967 war and today's Middle East

Amr Salahi

The 1967 war and today's Middle East

In-depth: The 1967 Arab-Israeli war ended 52 years ago but still continues to shape the Arab world; forcing the Palestinians and the Arab states ...