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Pakistan will deploy soldiers to Saudi Arabia to help train troops in the kingdom, but the decision has led to a backlash back home.

Legal campaigners Lord Ken Macdonald QC and Rodney Dixon QC maintain Riyadh's arbitrary detentions and torture are a matter for international justice.

Tensions simmer between Yemen's government and southern secessionists

Khalid Al-Karimi

Tensions simmer between Yemen's government and southern secessionists

In-depth: A huge cash injection and a new budget are signs of promise in the war-torn country, but old divisions threaten to undermine any progress towards normality, reports Khalid al-Karimi.

Detained Saudi billionaire prince sells stake in Beirut hotel

The New Arab & agencies

Detained Saudi billionaire prince sells stake in Beirut hotel

Saudi tycoon Prince AlWaleed bin Talal's investment company Kingdom Holding has reportedly sold its stake in Beirut's Four Seasons Hotel.

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Nadia al-Sakkaf

The only hope for Yemen lies beyond its capital

Comment: Yemen's future will have to be built on the inkspot military strategy, which depends on small yet growing peace hubs beyond the main ...

The New Arab

Kuwait slaps blogger who insulted KSA with five-year sentence

Kuwait sentenced a blogger to five years in prison for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia.

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes ...

The New Arab

Saudi Twitter rallies to help find 'missing abused woman'

Videos have emerged of a Saudi woman pleading with authorities to provide protection from her abusive family, in the latest viral case ...

Abadi in Iran after visits to Turkey, Jordan, <em>KSA</em> Abadi in Iran after visits to Turkey, Jordan, KSA

The New Arab & agencies

Abadi in Iran after visits to Turkey, Jordan, KSA

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in Iran after recent stops in Turkey and Jordan, and meetings with US officials and allies eager to pull ...

The New Arab

Lebanon names street after Saudi King Salman

Saudis on Twitter referred to the road as 'the sweetest street in Lebanon'.

US embassy in Saudi Arabia warns of 'Jeddah attack'

The New Arab

US embassy in Saudi Arabia warns of 'Jeddah attack'

Unconfirmed reports of a gunman firing on royal guards outside Saudi King Salman's Red Sea palace have circulated, with the US embassy warning ...

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Stasa Salacanin

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

Comment: The recent rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is the latest link in a chain of shifting alliances in the Middle East, writes ...

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

The New Arab & agencies

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to the Gulf region last month indicates a change in Iraq's relations with its neighbours, analysts suggest.

Saudi woman fighting male-guardianship laws released in 'feminist victory'

The New Arab

Saudi woman fighting male-guardianship laws released in 'feminist victory'

Saudi women are celebrating a significant milestone in the campaign to end male guardianship as a rights activist was freed from detention ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's re-elected president Rouhani slams US-Saudi summit

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani slammed US' strategy in the Middle East on Monday, while dismissing Donald Trump's summit with Arab leaders as "just a show".

Sana Uqba

Four awkward Trump moments in Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia this weekend and, let's just say, some awkward things happened.

The New Arab

A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia welcomed Donald Trump on Saturday with a lavish reception, but feelings about the visit were mixed elsewhere in the Arab world.

Khalid Al-Karimi

UAE-Saudi differences risk boosting separatists in Yemen

Comment: If the Saudi-led coalition is going to help maintain the unity of Yemen, it is vital that it irons out internal differences, writes ...

Why Hip-Hop? Revolution hits the Arab Spring airwaves

Sana Uqba

Why Hip-Hop? Revolution hits the Arab Spring airwaves

'Laish Hip-hop' is the first Saudi radio show dedicated to showcasing regional talents. Launched during the Arab Spring, it focuses on artists ...

James Snell

Arms sales to Saudi criticised, while Assad is legitimised

Comment: To condemn trading with Saudi Arabia, while offering moral support for the genocidal Syrian regime, and its Russian and Iranian ...

Saudi Arabia slams brakes on women's driving ban review

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia slams brakes on women's driving ban review

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, failed to get enough support to look into whether women should be granted the right to ...

A double-edged operation for UAE in Gulf of Aden

Amal Nasser

A double-edged operation for UAE in Gulf of Aden

Comment: Under the guise of participating in the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen, UAE is actually looking after its broader ...

Oil prices slump after Saudi prince's 'production freeze' comments

The New Arab

Oil prices slump after Saudi prince's 'production freeze' comments

Black gold prices tank further after prospects worsen for a deal between Saudi and other oil-producing nations.

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