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Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous decision-making.

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

The New Arab

Qatar ex-PM says Saudi backing Israel to please Trump

Qatar's former prime minister has said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have backed Israel in the Middle East peace process to gain favour with the Trump administration.

Qatar attends top GCC military meeting in Kuwait

The New Arab

Qatar attends top GCC military meeting in Kuwait

Qatar's chief-of-staff has attended the first meeting of the Gulf's army chiefs in Kuwait since the start of the worst political crisis to hit ...

<em>Bahrain</em> to hold elections in November, after banning opposition

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain to hold elections in November, after banning opposition

Bahrain's opposition movement have been outlawed or barred from running for office during November's controversial elections.

The New Arab

Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in Germany

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, during an official trip to Berlin on Friday.

The New Arab

Saudi prince downplays remarks on 'devastating' Yemen war

The powerful brother of Saudi King Salman, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, backtracked on comments he made criticising the devastating war ...

Florence Dixon

Son of Saudi death row cleric blasts ‘brutal regime'

Speaking to The New Arab, Abdallah al-Awdah lambasted the charges brought against his father that now might have him executed by the regime he ...

The New Arab

Prominent Bahraini activist joins hunger strike in London

Zainab Khawaja, who was forced into exile for her role in anti-government protests in Bahrain, announced she would be launching a ...

Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

The New Arab

Saudi government prosecutors demand 'death penalty' for moderate cleric

Saudi Arabia's prosecutor, which represents the Riyadh government, has leveled 37 counts against moderate cleric Salman al-Awdah, and called for ...

The New Arab

Saudi king's brother condemns 'devastating war' in Yemen

The brother of Saudi King Salman has made rare public criticism of the war in Yemen, blaming the monarch and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

Fake accounts, trolls promote anti-Qatar misinformation amid blockade

The New Arab

Fake accounts, trolls promote anti-Qatar misinformation amid blockade

Fake accounts, trolls and dubious hash-tags are being used in online misinformation campaigns amid political conflicts in the Arab world, ...

Kuwait emir heads to Washington for talks with Trump

The New Arab

Kuwait emir heads to Washington for talks with Trump

Kuwait's ruler travels to Washington on Monday to hold talks with US President Donald Trump, local media reported.

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

The New Arab

UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have used a powerful Israeli cyber-weapon to try to spy on Qatar's Emir and royal family, Lebanon's ...

The New Arab

MBS aide boasts plan to dig trench around Qatar

Senior MBS aide Saud al-Qahtani appeared to confirm reports that Saudi Arabia is digging a canal to separate Qatar from the mainland and turn it into an island.

Austin Bodetti

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Analysis: Gulf tensions bode ill for the American-led effort to fight terror financing in the Middle East, writes Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu: "Normalisation" with Arab states can lead to peace

Netanyahu said he sees the path to peace with Palestinians through Israeli ties with Arab states.

Stasa Salacanin

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly moving towards nuclear ...

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Mohamed ElMeshad

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain to stop issuing visas for Qataris: state news

Manama said that those already in possession of work or student visas would not be affected by the new policy.

Qatar says Saudi Arabia barring citizens from hajj pilgrimage

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar says Saudi Arabia barring citizens from hajj pilgrimage

Qatar has accused Saudi Arabia of barring its citizens from this year's hajj pilgrimage amid a year-long blockade imposed on the gulf state by a ...

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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