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Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to survive.

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to liberation, writes Sam Hamad.

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, writes Zahra Erhaim.

UN court to try Hezbollah member for Lebanon attacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN court to try Hezbollah member for Lebanon attacks

A fugitive Hezbollah suspect will go on trial in June accused of three attacks on Lebanese politicians in the mid-2000s.

Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The New Arab Staff

Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The Yazidi Council of Syria has condemned the decision as a 'flagrant violation' of human rights.

Muhammad Shehada

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Comment: If he is to rebuild trust with Palestinians, Biden must not stand in the way of the ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu promises ministry to first-ever Muslim on Likud list

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to appoint the first-ever Muslim candidate on the Likud Party list if he were ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Jewish nation-state law' challenged in Israeli Supreme Court

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

Jumblatt signals no movement on Hariri government formation

The New Arab Staff

Jumblatt signals no movement on Hariri government formation

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

The New Arab Staff

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

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

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.

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

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 expropriates their homes.

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 ...

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.

The New Arab

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Israel approves 'Trump settlement' in occupied Golan Heights

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.

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