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Comment: Could Mo Salah's megastar status protect him enough to speak out against the atrocities in Gaza? asks Mohamed el-Meshad.

An Egyptian Ramadan TV series featuring a journalist critical of Saudi Arabia has caused a row over whether some scenes should be re-shot.

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

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TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan series: Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. We bring you the top five series to look out for this year.

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Eyes on Morocco: This week in Middle East football

Morocco is shooting for the 2026 World Cup following an outstanding performance in the Championship of African Nations.

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi Arabia interior minister in two-day visit to Oman

A sign of improving ties between Oman and Saudi Arabia was witnessed on Sunday, as Riyadh's Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz arrived in the sultanate for a two day visit.

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's ...

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite ...

Saudi religious authorities back women-driving, contradicting years of opposition

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Saudi religious authorities back women-driving, contradicting years of opposition

Saudi Arabia's highest clerical council has backed a royal decree allowing women to drive, overturning years of precedent from the ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Mahad Dirieh

How Saudi Arabia miscalculated its war in Yemen

Comment: Saudi Arabia has over-reached fighting an enemy whose links with Iran have been exaggerated, all while Riyadh's main ally is losing ...

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

'Unfit' Yemen Airways flight carrying 188 loses engine mid-flight

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'Unfit' Yemen Airways flight carrying 188 loses engine mid-flight

More than 180 passengers on board a Yemen Airways flight survived a potential tragedy on Thursday, after an 'unfit' plane, returned to Aden ...

Sudan bans Egyptian imports as tensions rise

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan bans Egyptian imports as tensions rise

Sudan banned Egyptian imports of agricultural and animal products on Tuesday in the latest blow to already fraught relations between the two ...

The New Arab

Sudan forms 'national unity government' following severe delays

The announcement comes following months of delays. While ministerial positions have been allotted to opposition groups the new government remains dominated by allies of President Omar Bashir.

The New Arab

The race against time to save lives in Yemen

The United Nations is appealing for $2.1 billion in international assistance this year for Yemen – the war-torn country facing famine.

Paola Tamma

Famine is already killing children in Yemen

In-depth: As aid supplies dwindle due to cuts to funding and denial of access, abandoned Yemenis attempt to self-organise, reports Paola Tamma.

Paola Tamma and Gehad Quisay

Planting death: Yemen's landmine crisis

In-depth: Yemen is in the grip of a landmine crisis which has claimed more than 900 civilian lives.

Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah <em>Saleh</em> 'secretly visited Cairo'

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Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh 'secretly visited Cairo'

Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh who is co-leading a rebellion against the President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, secretly ...

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Khartoum streets deserted as three day strike begins

The Sudanese capital's squares and roads were empty on Sunday as a three-day strike over fuel subsidy cuts began amid mixed responses.

When peaceful revolutions meet violent regimes

Alaa Bayoumi

When peaceful revolutions meet violent regimes

Comment: The Arab Spring can only be fully understood when we study how and why citizen uprisings were crushed by deep-seated power, writes Alaa ...

The Saudi Egyptian divide runs deeper than Syria

Alaa Bayoumi

The Saudi Egyptian divide runs deeper than Syria

Comment: What is behind the growing divide between long-term allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and what will this mean for foreign policy makers in ...

Houthis reject relocation of Yemen's central bank to Aden

The New Arab & agencies

Houthis reject relocation of Yemen's central bank to Aden

The Hadi government has accused the Iran-allied Houthis of squandering some $4 billion on the war effort from central bank reserves in the 18 ...

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