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Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki criticised countries which normalised relations with Israel last year as a horrific assault on the Gaza Strip left scores dead.

Comment: Rami Khouri witnesses a shift in the way Israel's occupation is understood and talked about on the global stage, and considers its implications for Palestinians and Israel.

Sudan PM hopes to settle $60 bn foreign debt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan PM hopes to settle $60 bn foreign debt

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok hopes Sudan can wipe out its staggering $60 billion foreign debt bill this year.

Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The report, "#Hashtag Palestine 2020" provides an overview of violations occurring during a year in which Covid-19 turned Palestine upside down.

Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for two-state solution

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait lawmakers demand government drops support for two-state solution

Kuwait's parliament also called on the Arab League to condemn the 'ethnic cleansing' of East Jerusalem.

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

A new effort to sell Israel to American liberals

Mitchell Plitnick

A new effort to sell Israel to American liberals

Comment: A new group seeks to sell Israel to American liberals. But the reality of massive and long-term violations of Palestinian rights will ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi ceasefire plan unlikely to pause Yemen war: analysts

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

The New Arab Staff

Qatari, Saudi officials deny Israel normalisation plans

Netanyahu fuelled speculation that more Gulf states were planning to normalise ties with Israel.

Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians get 60,000 vaccine doses through WHO program

The first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Palestine in the next 48 hours.

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Sofia Nitti

Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani: A groundbreaking dialogue

In-depth: There are high hopes in both Iraqi Christian and Shia Muslim communities ahead of Pope Francis' historic meeting with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the battle for Marib could determine Yemen's future

Analysis: The Houthis' fight to capture Marib risks humanitarian disaster. As the government's final northern stronghold, Yemen's fate could ...

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights ...

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what ...

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope, Muslim leader celebrate fraternity anniversary

Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb discussed a high-level commission to spread a greater mutual understanding and solidarity.

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Malia Bouattia

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for ...

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

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