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In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised apathy towards white supremacy, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Zaina Ujayli

Biden's success rests on America's reckoning with itself

Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's reckoning with itself, writes Zaina Ujayli.

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

'Unity' in Yemen is the only path to survival

Comment: The success of Yemen's new government will rest on building trust between factions, as well as the actions of the incoming US ...

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

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Saudi Arabia ‘ignoring’ Israel for leaking secret Netanyahu-MbS meeting

Riyadh is still angry with Israel for leaking reports on a secret meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom last year.

Brooke Anderson

Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two photos that sum up America's racism problem

As the United States confronts pro-Trump rioters, people have shared images of Black Lives Matter protesters to demonstrate the differences.

'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Capitol Building attack like Syria' and other Orientalist takes

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

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Biden appoints Jordanian American as senior legal affairs advisor

Dana Shubat, a Jordanian American woman, has been appointed as a senior legal affairs advisor on the Biden administration.

Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

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Israel could purchase additional F-35 squadron before Trump leaves

Israel's defence minister has expressed interest in purchasing an additional F-35 squadron.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Lebanon government says it can only afford six-months subsidies

Many Lebanese rely on government subsidies to afford basic goods.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump warns Iran over strike on embassy in Iraq

Trump warned he would hold "Iran responsible" if US citizens are targeted in Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US reinstates Sudan's sovereign immunity over past terror attacks

Sudan was granted legal immunity for past militant attacks on Monday, a final step in a historic deal removing it from Washington's blacklist of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US poised to grant Sudan immunity over past attacks

Sudan could soon be granted legal immunity for past attacks, a final step in a historic deal removing Khartoum from Washington's blacklist of ...

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

Morocco's normalisation trade-off: Western Sahara for Palestine

Comment: In exchange for recognition of Israel, the US has provided Morocco the opportunity to realize two of its longstanding ambitions. But ...

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

US blacklists Chinese, UAE-based companies over Iranian petrochemicals sale

The New Arab Staff

US blacklists Chinese, UAE-based companies over Iranian petrochemicals sale

The US has blacklisted four companies that they have accused of being involved in the movement of Iranian petrochemicals.

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

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Iran says missile programme not up for negotiation

The US wants the issue of Iran's controversial missile programme on the table during nuclear negotiations.

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