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A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Comment: Trump's electoral defeat is just a single blow against the authoritarianism that he represents. Biden's work to defend democracy begins now, writes Sam Hamad.

Global stocks surge, dollar slumps as Americans vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Global stocks surge, dollar slumps as Americans vote

Traders are looking at the contest largely through the prism of the election's impact on the US response to the pandemic.

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

Mobashra Tazamal

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Rabyaah Althaibani

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Comment: Seen as 'problem voters' by some political groups, Arab Americans have long been subject to an array of suppression and intimidation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis protest Netanyahu despite emergency regulations

Critics say restrictions on demonstrations are geared at silencing protests against Netanyahu rather than controlling the spread of Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

Thousands have been taking to the streets several times a week to protest the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli president lashes out at government, talks of election

The Israeli president has criticised the unity government of in-fighting ahead of the elections.

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli settler convicted of murder for killing of toddler

The settler was also convicted on two additional counts of attempted murder over the brutal 2015 firebombing.

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Malia Bouattia

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Comment: The run up to Ramadan has seen a slew of Islamophobic smear campaigns suggesting Muslims are not following the rules. The truth ...

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

Stasa Salacanin

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

Migrant workers in the Gulf are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic as states introduce strict quarantine measures and travel bans.

Thousands flee as Syrian regime cuts off Maarat Al-Numan

The New Arab

Thousands flee as Syrian regime cuts off Maarat Al-Numan

Thousands of people have fled villages around the deserted rebel-held city of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s Idlib province as the regime prepared ...

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Sahar F. Aziz

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Comment: Critics are accusing Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism, just to keep his progressive politics out of power, writes Sahar ...

Brooke Anderson

The 2020 Muslim vote

Muslims account for 1.1% of the US population, yet their voter turnout is relatively low, but how important of a voting demographic are Muslims? Important enough to influence policy?

The New Arab

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert', in ...

Alexander Durie

Sudan's Uprising and the critical role of social media

The Sudan uprising proved that in countries where the army tries to silence opposition, social media is – for civilians – a way to hold people ...

The New Arab

Sudan calls on Jews to return following leadership changes

Sudan’s Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments Nasruddin Mufreh called on Jews that left the country to return.

Could Sudan's new foreign minister be a woman?

The New Arab

Could Sudan's new foreign minister be a woman?

Asma Mohammed Abdullah, a former ambassador at the foreign ministry, was among three officials nominated by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk to ...

The New Arab & agencies

New Sudan sovereign council and prime minister sworn in

Sudan’s 11-member joint civilian-military ruling council, headed by current military ruler General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on ...

Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

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Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab Meets: Youssef Hussein, host of The Joe Show, one of the most popular satirical television shows today which turns self-deifying ...

Sudan's ruling military identifies 'mastermind' of brutal massacre

The New Arab

Sudan's ruling military identifies 'mastermind' of brutal massacre

A top Sudanese general said the mastermind behind a deadly crackdown on protesters has been identified, but refused to name him saying it would ...

New Waves: A tribute to pioneer of Moroccan modernism

Georgia Beeston

New Waves: A tribute to pioneer of Moroccan modernism

Mohamed Melehi's first UK solo show celebrates his life's achievement as both an artist and forerunner of the cultural scene in post-colonial ...

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