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

Doha has expressed support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's desire for a 'good and special relationship with Iran'.

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious freedoms.

Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

The New Arab Staff

Turkish Muslim groups in France oppose controversial anti-Islam bill

Citing the bill's marginalising nature against Muslims, Turkish Muslim foundations in France refuse to sign the newly-established Islamic ...

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Mitchell Plitnick

Holes in Biden's Palestine policy tell a familiar story

Comment: Biden's initial moves in the Israel/Palestine arena suggest a move back to Obama-era policies, while leaving Trump's damage ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron hails controversial French Muslim charter against 'extremism'

President Emmanuel Macron praised French Muslim leaders after they agreed on a "charter of principles" aimed at combatting sectarianism and radicalised teachings.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French Muslim council agrees accord on Macron's controversial 'principles'

France's Muslim federations agreed Sunday on a "charter of principles" requested by President Emmanuel Macron in his ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polisario Front condemns US declaration on W. Sahara

US President Donald Trump, whose mandate ends in January, said on Thursday he had agreed to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's judicial authority bans ‘torture’

Iran's highest judicial authority has banned the use of torture, amid criticism from the international community on the way it treats ...

Erdogan threatens new Syria military operation to combat 'terrorism'

The New Arab Staff

Erdogan threatens new Syria military operation to combat 'terrorism'

Turkey has vowed to intervene militarily in Syria if promises to curb the influence of "terrorists" in the country are not fulfilled.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian FM says Turkey a 'main sponsor' of terrorism

The Syrian FM said Turkey is a financier of terrorism.

Lebanon's president renews calls for return <em>of</em> Syrian refugees

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover <em>of</em> Newcastle United

The New Arab

Khashoggi fiancee slams Saudi takeover of Newcastle United

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz said the Saudi acquisition of Newcastle United would make English football complicit in the ...

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

Narjas Zatat

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

As China gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the country continues to face accusations of horrific human rights abuses against ...

The world reacts to killing <em>of</em> top Iran general

The New Arab & agencies

The world reacts to killing of top Iran general

Global powers warned that the world has become a more dangerous place and urged restraint after the US assassinated Iran's top general.

Alessandra Bajec

Interview: Mounir Baatour, Tunisia’s first gay presidential candidate

The New Arab Meets: Mounir Baatour, a prominent lawyer and co-founder of Tunisia's first official LGBT+ organisation, who has launched his bid for presidency, calling for a more inclusive society.

Alain Gresh

Interview: UN special rapporteur on Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation

Interview: Mohammad bin Salman should be the object of an international criminal investigation, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès ...

The New Arab

Gaza artists call on Eurovision singers to boycott Israel

Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting ...

The New Arab

Ruling Bahrain (part I): The emir declares himself king

Interview: Retired US senior intelligence service officer Emile Nakhleh reminisces on the turning points in King Hamad's reign.

A missed opportunity to protect Muslims in China

Farida Deif

A missed opportunity to protect Muslims in China

Comment: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation should be ashamed of its praise for China's repressive regime, writes Farida ...

Alessandra Bajec

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen significant ...

British stars urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

The New Arab & agencies

British stars urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

The 50-strong coalition of British cultural superstars said the BBC should call for the annual competition to be moved over Israel's ...

Syria: UN to meet on threat <em>of</em> military action

The New Arab & agencies

Syria: UN to meet on threat of military action

Bolivia's ambassador to the UN expressed alarm about a unilateral decision to militarily strike Syria.

UK voters face stark choice over Palestine

Tom Charles

UK voters face stark choice over Palestine

Comment: President Trump's engagement in the Middle East makes the outcome of the UK election even more important for Palestinians, ...

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