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Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and beyond, writes Al-Sharif Nassef.

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Pro-Trump figures duped into thanking Satan for supporting Trump

The New Arab Staff

Pro-Trump figures duped into thanking Satan for supporting Trump

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar mocked conservative commentators including Tomi Lahren after they were caught up in a prank about the Arabic translation of Satan.

Former Turkey premier Yilmaz dies at 73

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Turkey premier Yilmaz dies at 73

Mesut Yilmaz led the Motherland Party during the turbulent '90s, overseeing three governments before an election defeat to Turkey's ruling AKP.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Emirati bid for Interpol presidency would 'damage' reputation: NGOs

A coalition of 19 NGOs wrote to the international police body's secretary-general to express their 'deep concern' over Raisi's candidacy.

Basma Alawee

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

Comment: I am voting to make sure the road is paved for my daughters and for other refugees, writes Basma Alawee, a refugee organiser in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the ...

Florence Dixon

Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American scholar Yousef Munayyer to discuss what this election means for the future of pro-Palestinian ...

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

The New Arab Staff

First delegation of Israeli high-tech companies visits UAE: reports

Representatives from more than a dozen Israeli tech companies are in the United Arab Emirates to establish ties with the Gulf state, ...

Call to remove Israeli football song insulting Prophet Muhammad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Call to remove Israeli football song insulting Prophet Muhammad

The head of the Joint List of Arab-Israeli parties, Ayman Odeh called for the removal of a "racist" song by far-right Israeli football ...

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey threatens lawsuit over Charlie Hebdo caricature of Erdogan

Turkish officials have accused the controversial satirical weekly of 'cultural racism' and 'immorality' over its publication of a caricature of Erdogan.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in ...

Sarafina El-Badry Nance

This Arab American, woman, scientist is voting for respect

Comment: I'm proud to be voting for a president who will restore the rights of women and BIPOC, and respect the science surrounding Covid-19 and ...

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Giorgio Cafiero and Monica Leung

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Analysis: Few countries, if any, will feel the consequences of the 2020 US election as much as Yemen

The New Arab Staff

Biden becomes first candidate to provide Arabic-language campaign material

Joe Biden has provided an official translation of campaign material into Arabic uploaded on his website.

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

The New Arab Staff

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Nour Odeh

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Analysis: Trump's presidency has been a disaster for Palestinians, but Biden does not offer the kind of fundamental changes needed in US policy.

Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

The United Nations on Tuesday warned malnutrition among young children has soared to the highest levels ever recorded in parts of war-torn Yemen.

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