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Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver Palestinian statehood.

Tillerson's exit from office may spell further trouble for the fragile nuclear accord as he is replaced by Iran hawk Mike Pompeo.

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Barak Barfi

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

Barak Barfi

Ambitious bin Salman will face trial by fire

Comment: Both at home and abroad the challenges facing bin Salman will be huge. It is unlikely he will succeed where more experienced hands did ...

3G phone service set for great reception among Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

3G phone service set for great reception among Palestinians

Analysis: After years of delays, Palestinians will finally be able to enjoy use of 3G equipment that has been laying in Israeli warehouses for ...

Aaron Magid

US lawmakers slam Trump for ignoring Egypt's rights record

Donald Trump showered Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with praise during their meeting in the White House, but many US lawmakers were left outraged that Cairo's human rights abuses were not addressed.

The New Arab & agencies

Obama's 'withdrawal in Middle East was counter-productive': UAE

The UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs urged Donald Trump to be more involved in the Middle East, describing Obama's policy in the ...

The New Arab

Syria war focus of 'last-chance' meetings at G20 summit

The G20 summit of the world's most powerful leaders may be the "last chance" for forging a deal to end the bloodletting in Syria, as Obama's ...

The New Arab

Obama slams anti-Muslim rhetoric on his first mosque visit

Barack Obama on Wednesday slammed Republican anti-Muslim rhetoric on his first visit to an American mosque since taking office, ...

US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia

Mohammad Ali Musawi

US Muslims angry at new wave of Islamophobia

American Muslims reacted with anger to what many see as a growing wave of Islamophobia fuelled by the Republican Party’s most popular ...

Joe Macaron

US agrees to conditional Russian deployment in Syria

US President Barack Obama agreed to a Russian military deployment in Syria on the condition that it be limited to fighting the Islamic ...

Welcome to America refugees, now get to work Welcome to America refugees, now get to work

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Welcome to America refugees, now get to work

Refugees arriving in US are faced with the challenge of becoming self-sufficient within 90 days in a new country and culture.

Iran nuclear deal clears hurdles in US Congress

Munir al-Mawri

Iran nuclear deal clears hurdles in US Congress

John Kerry announced on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal was safe from being blocked by Congress, which is scheduled to give its opinion on ...

British hacker for IS 'killed in US drone strike'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

British hacker for IS 'killed in US drone strike'

British-born Junaid Hussain believed to be the digital expert for so-called Cyber Caliphate run by IS was killed by a US drone strike in Syria, ...

Saudi King Salman to make first Washington visit

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Saudi King Salman to make first Washington visit

King Salman of Saudi Arabia is to make his first visit to the United States since becoming monarch in early September, officials have confirmed.

Hasan Shahin

A non-sectarian project is needed to counter Iran

Comment: We need a united non-sectarian Arab project to counter Iran's expansionist project and any other hegemonic project in our region, writes Hasan Shahin.

Khalil al-Anani

Arabs must get real about Iran's nuclear deal

Comment: The nuclear accord with Iran will radically alter regional relationships and Arab states which continue to oppose Iran may find their ...

Nidal Mohammad Watad

Israel pressures US Congress to block any Iran deal

As the clock ticks on a possible nuclear deal between Iran, US and other powers, Israel plans to sabotage any accord through targeted pressure ...

Marwan Kabalan

King Salman blocks Washington's new order

Comment: US foreign policy has shifted from direct intervention to a balancing of power in the world's trouble spots, argues Marwan Kabalan.

US, Iran racing against the clock for nuclear deal

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/AFP

US, Iran racing against the clock for nuclear deal

After 18 months of nuclear negations between the US and Iran, John Kerry says that it "time to get it done", in a bid to agree the outlines of a ...

Clovis Maksoud

Israeli elections: No clear winner

Comment: Netanyahu is courting the right-wing in Israel in hope of winning the up-coming elections. Palestinians need to prepare for whatever ...

Iran's leader ridicules 'Zionist clown' Netanyahu, and 'deceitful' Republicans

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Iran's leader ridicules 'Zionist clown' Netanyahu, and 'deceitful' Republicans

Ayatollah Khamenei hit out Thursday at a letter by Republican senators threatening to undo any nuclear deal between Washington and Tehran, ...

Netanyahu goes nuclear... prepare for fallout

Jonathan Cook

Netanyahu goes nuclear... prepare for fallout

Analysis: A leaked report has undermined Binyamin Netanyahu's claims on Iran's nuclear capability. If the Israeli prime minister keeps going, he ...

<em>Obama</em>-Netanyahu rift aside, US support for Israeli aggression permanent

Said Arikat

Obama-Netanyahu rift aside, US support for Israeli aggression permanent

Comment: The rift between Barak Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu​ is real, but America's blind support for Israeli crimes remains ...

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