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The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely condemned ‘Deal of the Century’ overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians.

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

Biden announces opposition to Israel's annexation of West Bank

The New Arab

Biden announces opposition to Israel's annexation of West Bank

Joe Biden has condemned the planned annexation of the occupied West Bank, saying it will place a barrier in 'prospects for peace'.

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet lamented a surge in violence in Syria.

Aidan Chivers

Tunisian President Kais Saied's first six months in power

The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the ...

Israel's unity government protects Netanyahu, paves way for annexation

Mitchell Plitnick

Israel's unity government protects Netanyahu, paves way for annexation

Comment: In exchange for remarkably little from Gantz, Netanyahu has secured his future, and the threat of annexation looms clearer, writes ...

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Gabriel Davis

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Comment: Democracy in Algeria will require reduced dependence on the domestic hydrocarbons industry and the networks of cronyism that run it, ...

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

Divided between rival governments, Libya's fractured healthcare system and the flow of foreign mercenaries could further escalate the spread of Covid-19 in the war-torn country.

Arash Azizi

Why sanctions on Iran should be lifted now

Comment: In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, sanctions have become an aid to a humanitarian catastrophe that could facilitate the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic

Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh will be able to issue decrees without referring to the legislature in an effort to battle the pandemic in the ...

James Reinl

Saudi Arabia bashed for reckless coronavirus response

Saudi Arabia is facing stern criticism ahead of a G20 meeting to tackle Covid-19, with the kingdom accused of aggravating jittery markets in an ...

Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

The New Arab & agencies

Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

War-torn northeast Syria is already running low on medical supplies and aid as coronavirus threatens to hit the region.

The New Arab

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Why Amo Bernie falls short on Syria and Palestine

CJ Werleman

Why Amo Bernie falls short on Syria and Palestine

Comment: While a Sanders presidency would be a major step up, there's still room for improvement in his foreign policy, writes CJ Werleman.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

Arab vote in Israel seeks to protect Palestinian identity

Khalil E. Jahshan

Arab vote in Israel seeks to protect Palestinian identity

Opinion: With their exclusion declared a founding principle of the state, Palestinian citizens of Israel will now vote to protect their identity ...

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