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Karim Traboulsi


Karim is the Managing Editor of The New Arab since May 2019. He holds an MA in Translation Studies focusing on journalism in translation from Arabic. He has spent the last twelve years working as editor, writer, and translator in Middle East-focused news media, including six years with The New Arab as editor then managing editor.


Areas of focus: Lebanese politics, political economy in the Middle East and North Africa, media studies, and disinformation.


Follow him on Twitter: @Kareemios

Society: Not only are Arab women taking charge of their destinies by delaying marriage or remaining single, they are fighting back against the system obsessed with labelling them as spinsters.

08 March, 2019

From academic blacklisting to legal prosecution, supporting the Palestinian dream of freedom from occupation could cost you dear; but it's the right thing to do.

04 March, 2019

London is to continue its schizophrenic policy on Yemen, providing aid while selling weapons to those bombing it and fuelling its humanitarian crisis with the other.

25 February, 2019

Cairo have foiled an attempt to smuggle parts of Egyptian mummies by a passenger who bagged them but did not tag them in his luggage on a flight.

25 February, 2019

The Saudi crown prince got a taste of his own medicine after India forced him to fly via Riyadh to avoid coming directly from arch-rival Pakistan.

19 February, 2019

Saudi prisoners of conscience led by imprisoned prominent human rights activist Dr. Abdullah al-Hamid, have declared a hunger strike to protest their unjust detention for merely calling for reform.

18 February, 2019

Iran has dispatched its top diplomat to Beirut to woo the newly formed Lebanese government with military and civilian aid, a move meant to encounter US and Saudi resistance.

11 February, 2019

British broadcaster Mehdi Hasan and Saudi-British Professor Madawi al-Rasheed were among prominent names calling for a boycott of the Saudi regime during a heated debate in London on Monday.

05 February, 2019

The Egyptian pilot was named as Major Mohtady al-Shazly. He was laid to rest in the town of El-Bagour in the north Egypt governorate of Manoufia on Monday night.

29 January, 2019

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has declared open-ended ceasefires in two conflict-hit states in what appears to be a move intended to contain protests against his three-decade rule.

28 January, 2019