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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.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Sunday held an emergency meeting over Israel's deadly attacks on the Gaza Strip, amid a muted reaction by some member states.

Iraq's Sadr mobilises thousands at Baghdad pro-Palestinian rally

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Iraq's Sadr mobilises thousands at Baghdad pro-Palestinian rally

A pro-Palestine rally in Baghdad brought together thousands of supporters on Saturday, as similar scenes were witnessed in other capitals across the world.

Palestinians rally in West Bank to mark Nakba Day

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians rally in West Bank to mark Nakba Day

Solidarity rallies were also held around the world, with thousands demonstrating against Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli military accused of using media to trick Hamas

The Israeli military implied it had launched a ground offensive in Gaza in a bid to entrap Hamas militants.

Rami G. Khouri

A week and a century like no other

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.

Emad Moussa

Sheikh Jarrah and a Nakba of past and present

Comment: As long as Israel continues to occupy and oppress Palestinians, the memory of the Nakba will continue to regenerate and re-emphasise ...

The New Arab Staff

Under siege and occupation, Palestinians resist Israel's ongoing Nakba

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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.

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

Dario Sabaghi

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

In-depth: Cannabis legalisation in Morocco could provide economic opportunity, dependant upon Europe, party politics, and upcoming elections.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Security Council to meet on Israel-Palestine conflict Friday

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians despite opposition from ...

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Dalal Yassine

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Comment: This is not the first time that Abbas's blind quest to stay in power is costing Palestinians their sovereignty, writes Dalal Yassine.

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

The New Arab Staff

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of ...

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Nazila Jamshidi

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila ...

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.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How Kurdish all-female-militias helped bring down the Islamic State

Book Club: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book is a riveting account of how an all-women Kurdish militia, aided by US Special Forces, racked up strategic victories against the Islamic State group.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Spring by Leila Rafei: On the periphery of revolution

Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the ...

Laura Albast

Big tech is trying to deplatform Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt reached out to Israel over tensions: FM

The Arab League has called for the ICC to include the latest attempts to evict Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem in an ...

The inside story of the shadowy Emirati-Serbian partnership

Stasa Salacanin

The inside story of the shadowy Emirati-Serbian partnership

Analysis: Political and business relations between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates are marked by opacity and secrecy.

Brooke Anderson

US activists demand action against Israel's Sheikh Jarrah expulsions

The planned expulsion of Palestinians from their homes in Jerusalem has captured the world’s attention, as activists in the US pressure ...

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Eva Thiebaud

How Abu Dhabi uses its influence in the US

Comment: Long before the 'Abraham Accords', Abu Dhabi was investing in the US and developing an intensive lobbying strategy in Washington. Eva ...

Israel seeks to turn <em>Arab</em> Jerusalem into ghetto: Bishara

The New Arab Staff

Israel seeks to turn Arab Jerusalem into ghetto: Bishara

As Israel continues to assault Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Azmi Bishara says it is trying to turn the city into a surrounded ‘ghetto’

'Israeli settler car' hits Palestinian pedestrians near Al-Aqsa Mosque

The New Arab Staff

'Israeli settler car' hits Palestinian pedestrians near Al-Aqsa Mosque

An Israeli settler car hit Palestinian civilians near the Lion's Gate at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

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