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US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Billy Crystal, Bill Kristol in Jews for Biden ad

The New Arab Staff

Billy Crystal, Bill Kristol in Jews for Biden ad

A famous comedian and a Republican commentator have joined forces to support Joe Biden's bid for presidency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s government in the face of powerful, Iranian-backed Shiite militias.

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden's 'Inshallah' clapback to Trump divides the internet

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden set the internet ablaze after he used a Muslim term after Trump talked about his tax returns.

The New Arab Staff

Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

Thomas Friedman's latest take on Middle Eastern affairs has not gone down well.

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Israeli newspaper hints at joint Netanyahu-MbZ prayer at Al-Aqsa

An Israeli columnist has hinted that a UAE official, possibly Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed himself, will pray alongside PM Netanyahu at ...

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

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Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed ...

Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

The New Arab Staff

Hearing for Trump's Pentagon nominee cancelled over Islamophobic tweets

Anthony Tata, Trump's pick for a senior Pentagon role, had his confirmation hearing cancelled due to criticism over past Islamophobic tweets, ...

Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

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Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

The Jewish 38-year-old actor said that during his time at school he was never told that Palestinians used to live on Israeli soil.

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Hayder Al-Shakeri

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is ...

Gasia Ohanes

Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia

Hatice Cengiz, the Turkish fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, revealed Turkish authorities will try the suspected murderers of the slain Saudi ...

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi dissident in exile is a 'target', Canada warns

Omar Abdulaziz, who is in exile in Canada, has been warned that he may be a target of Saudi Arabia.

Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

The New Arab Staff

Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

The social media site confirmed it has permanently suspended the account of far-right provocateur Katie Hopkins for violating its hateful ...

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

Ylenia Gostoli

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed stark racial inequalities in British society.

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

India cracks down on Kashmir journalists amid Covid-19 lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

India cracks down on Kashmir journalists amid Covid-19 lockdown

Three Kashimiri journalists have been arrested by Indian police.

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