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Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the rallying call for a new generation.

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash ...

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to ...

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the LGBTQ flag in Baghdad.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Four abducted Christian charity workers freed in Iraq

Three French employees and one Iraqi working for SOS Chretiens d'Orient were released after nearly two months' held captive by an unknown group.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years ...

Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

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Iraqi women activists launch magazine for International Women's Day

#IWD2020: The Women of Nineveh magazine hopes to give a voice to the women of northern Iraq's diverse religious and ethnic groups.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

Trump curbs travel from 6 more countries

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Trump curbs travel from 6 more countries

The Trump administration has said it is restricting legal immigration from six countries which do not meet security standards.

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear ...

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Putin's visit to Damascus this week follows tensions between ally Iran and rival the US in Iraq and Syria.

Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after religious debate

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Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after religious debate

Bangladesh's top Islamic leadership has not yet made a ruling on the milk bank, but it was halted after critics said the plan could lead to ...

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Iraq's parliament approves new election law amid protests

Iraq's new election law changes the country's provinces into electoral districts, giving independents a better chance of winning seats.

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Christmas is cancelled in Baghdad... in solidarity with protesters

Christian leaders have cancelled Christmas celebrations in the streets of Baghdad in support of anti-government protests.

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Iraqi Christians cancel Christmas celebrations in solidarity with protests

The goodwill gesture comes amid mass rallies that have rocked Iraq's capital and southern cities, which been met with violence by security ...

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Gunfire grips Beirut in second night of violence

Beirut and the southern town of Tyre saw clashes overnight Monday in a second consecutive night of violence.

Lebanon protesters celebrate 'real' independence day

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Lebanon protesters celebrate 'real' independence day

Tens of thousands had massed across the country for outdoor festivities - the upbeat mood in stark contrast to the sober state ...

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Displaced Yazidis fear loss of land in Syria

Since the start of Turkey's offensive on October 9, local activists say more than two dozen Yazidi villages have been nearly deserted.

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Sam Hamad

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Comment: US policy in the region has bolstered the forces that allowed IS to rise, while weakening the forces that have fought it, ...

Making waves <em>in</em> Lebanon: The Mediterranean's newest surfing destination

Austin Bodetti

Making waves in Lebanon: The Mediterranean's newest surfing destination

While many know Lebanon as a tourist destination, the Mediterranean country is also becoming a hotspot for surfing.

The <em>Iraq</em> Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

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The Iraq Report: Suspected Israeli airstrikes worry Iraqi politicians

Iraq reacts to suspected Israeli airstrikes as the country's parliament demands extradition of Saddam Hussein's daughter from Jordan.

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