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Comment: Labour's repeated dismissal of issues which affect minorities shows that their 'progressive patriotism' approach isn't aimed at us, writes Aleesha Khaliq.

Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar justified her controversial decision not to vote for a resolution recognising the Armenian genocide, saying her issue was 'with the timing and context'.

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Yousef Munayyer

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Comment: Elections could be bad news for Abbas, but unless they can can happen freely and fairly, they likely won't happen at all, writes Yousef Munayyer.

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi's rule

The three-day plebiscite is expected to approve sweeping constitutional changes that will extend Sisi's rule in Egypt until at least 2024.

The Israel-Myanmar repression handbook

Muhammad Shehada

The Israel-Myanmar repression handbook

Comment: The parallels between the military and political repression of Rohingya and Palestinians are striking, notes Muhammad Shehada.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's political heavyweights set for election success

As Lebanon heads to the polls on Sunday, its political mainstays are set to maintain their influence in parliament despite new electoral laws aimed to shake up the old system.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's global diaspora votes for the first time

Expatriates kick off Lebanon's parliamentary polls by voting abroad on Friday, a first for the small country's huge global ...

Rouf Dar

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Comment: As India and Israel entwine in a military romance, the Kashmir-Palestine bond remains steadfast, united by their common struggle for a ...

The New Arab

Record-breaking number of women running for Lebanon's parliamentary elections

A total number of 976 candidates registered Lebanon's Spring parliamentary elections this year, including a record-breaking 111 women.

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

The New Arab

Lebanon kicks off candidate registration for 'historic' general election

Lebanon has officially begun accepting candidates for the upcoming general election, scheduled for May.

Richard Salamé

What's stopping Lebanese expats voting from abroad?

Analysis: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed, writes ...

Mahmoud Abbas's resignation is a ruse to tighten grip

Imogen Lambert

Mahmoud Abbas's resignation is a ruse to tighten grip

President Mahmoud Abbas says he is resigning from the Palestine Liberation Organization's top leadership body, a move seen as an attempt to ...

Israelis don't vote for the sake of the Arabs

Azmi Bishara

Israelis don't vote for the sake of the Arabs

Comment: Those who have bet on Israeli elections are the same people who have stopped betting on resistance, says Azmi Bishara.

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