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Literary giant V S Naipaul, known for his controversial and divisive views, has died at his home in London.

A Twitter account reportedly linked to the Saudi royal family made a seriously bad error of judgement as a diplomatic rift between Canada and Saudi Arabia erupted.

Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

The New Arab & agencies

Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

The kingdom's first ever hackathon saw men and women programmers hunched over laptops exploring ways to improve the safety of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Review: The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

James Snell

Review: The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

Book review: Michiko Kakutani's exploration of the 'post-truth world' is more referential than declarative, writes James Snell.

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Sarah Al-Otaibi

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Comment: Until male guardianship is abolished, lifting the driving ban amounts to little more than a cosmetic rebranding effort, writes Sarah ...

The New Arab

France scraps expulsion order for Tunisian fire hero

Tunisian Mohamed Aymen Latrous has been granted a year's residency in France after his heroic saving of two children from a fire gained mass media attention

Charles Davis

Trump's war with the intelligence community isn't about peace

Comment: When the far right attacks the findings of US intelligence agencies, the proper response is not to turn around and venerate a group of ...

CJ Werleman

Trump is manufacturing a crisis with Iran

Comment: Trump will invoke fears of a catastrophic US-Iran war, then hold a summit with his choice of Iranian leaders, bragging about how he ...

Sami Rahman

A (muz) match made in heaven

Society: With one in five relationships starting online, marriage app muzmatch hopes to revolutionise how Muslims around the world look for ...

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

The New Arab

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public opinion ...

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Robert E. Hunter

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Comment: In Brussels, President Trump must reassert US commitment to the collective defence core principle of the NATO alliance, writes Robert ...

The New Arab

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV condemned for 'pro-Israel' Nakba documentary

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV has been condemned by Palestinian activists after airing a documentary on the "Nakba", seen as aligned to Israel's narrative.

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu receives backlash after Holocaust deal with Poland

Netanyahu was made to reassure the Israeli public after signing a controversial deal with the Polish government on the controversial Holocaust ...

Mona Alami

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

Malia Bouattia

Prince William is no 'peacemaker' for Palestinians

Comment: The royal visit paid lip service to the Palestinian right to statehood, but remained silent on the causes that have stood in its way, ...

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Catherine Cartier

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee communities by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

Nayeem Rather

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

In-depth: More than 10,000 Kashmiris have allegedly been 'disappeared' by the Indian forces, reports Nayeem Rather.

Israel and Palestine: Making the victim the criminal

Amal Awad

Israel and Palestine: Making the victim the criminal

Comment: Israel's masterful use of story in its war against Palestinians demonstrates how language is a powerful weapon in an unequal conflict, ...

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