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For the first time in Israel's legal history, the Supreme Court is dealing with a case that challenges the country's controversial 'Jewish nation' law.

Lebanon's main Druze politician said there would be no 'white smoke' to signal that a new government formation is in the making.

Rioters snatch <em>Druze</em> religious leader's body after Covid-19 death

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Rioters snatch Druze religious leader's body after Covid-19 death

Druze religious leaders have distanced themselves from the rioters who snatched Sheikh Hassan Halabi's body from an Israeli hospital.

Israel recruiting Shin Bet officers to spy on Palestinian-Israelis

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Israel recruiting Shin Bet officers to spy on Palestinian-Israelis

The Israeli military is allegedly recruiting former members of the Shin Bet to spy on Palestinian citizens of Israel.

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Rami G. Khouri

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

A drone strike believed to have been carried out by the United States in northwestern Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

String of MP resignations after Beirut blast

Three members of Lebanon's Kataeb bloc resigned in protest of the Beirut port disaster, bringing the number of MPs to quit since the explosion ...

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

Three activists have returned to Suweida after being detained by the regime.

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Syrian lira plummets as Caesar Act takes force

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Syrian lira plummets as Caesar Act takes force

A Syrian regime document appeared to show the war-ravaged country’s central bank increasing the official dollar exchange rate from 704 to 1,256 ...

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

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Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

Anti-regime protests erupted in the southern city of Suweidah last week amid a crash in the local currency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel approves 'Trump settlement' in occupied Golan Heights

Israeli official says 'Trump Heights' in the occupied Golan Heights will house 300 Jewish families.

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

The New Arab Staff

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

Syrians in Suweidah have held new anti-regime protests.

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Syria's Suweidah, as lira plunges

Syria's economic woes have continued, with protests erupting in regime areas.

Israel's Independence Day: Abuses against Palestinians continue in Hebron

The New Arab

Israel's Independence Day: Abuses against Palestinians continue in Hebron

Israeli settlers blocked off private Palestinian land in the occupied city of Hebron to mark Israel's so-called Independence Day.

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and ...

<em>Druze</em> commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

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Druze commander to light IDF torch for 'Independence Day'

A senior Druze colonel will participate in Israel's so-called Independence Day, Israeli media confirmed.

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

The New Arab

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

Israel's male-dominated political stage is set for a small but significant shake-up as four Palestinian women championing equality on all fronts ...

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