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Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run for Palestinian presidency during the upcoming summer elections.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups file complaint against Hamas for activist detention

Rights groups have filed a complaint against Hamas at the UN over the five-month detention of Rami Aman, a Gaza activist who spoke to Israelis ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald ...

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to reduce Iraq military presence as tensions ease

The US has pledged to reduce the number of its troops in Iraq, as tensions between the two countries ease following the appointment of Mustafa ...

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq, US launch strategic online talks to temper tensions

The US and Iraq will launch strategic talks on Thursday to address the fate of the US-led military coalition.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian leader Abbas threatens Israel security coordination

Mahmud Abbas said Israeli annexation of any parts of the occupied West Bank would ruin chances for a two-state solution.

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

The New Arab

Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after ...

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

The New Arab

Iran-backed blocs reject new Iraqi premier-designate

Iraq's powerful Iran-aligned power blocs, many of whom disapproved of al-Zurfi's relations with the US, will now name a candidate to replace him.

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Laura Albast

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Comment: Without modern leaders who can appeal to major powers, Palestine will continue to stand alone, writes Laura Albast.

Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

The New Arab

Lebanon's Hezbollah aids Iraqi militants following Soleimani death

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah has been meeting with Iraqi militia leaders, seeking to unite them in the face of a huge void left by ...

Sana Uqba

Deafening silence as Israel strikes multiple Arab states

In recent months, Israel has ventured beyond its usual battlefields, conducting multiple airstrikes in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon and even Iraq, with reports suggesting potential attacks on Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The New Arab

Iraq confirms Israel behind 'some' Shia militia base attacks

An Iraqi parliamentarian and leading member of the paramilitary force said Iraq found Israel is "certainly" behind several attacks on Hashed ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi coalition calls Israeli airstrikes a 'declaration of war'

The powerful Fatah Coalition said it holds the US fully responsible for the alleged Israeli aggression, which it called a ...

Karim Safieddine

Palestinians resist Lebanon's suppressive labour measures

Palestinian refugees have been taking to the streets against a crackdown by Lebanese authorities on undocumented workers in the country as part ...

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

A rare US airstrike on a shadowy militant group in Aleppo province this week could be the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria, experts have warned.

The New Arab

West Bank to protest against Bahrain's 'pro-Israel' summit

Protests are expected to take place across the occupied West Bank against the Bahrain-hosted 'Deal of the Century' summit due to take place next ...

Sudan: Who is Hemedti? The man behind the massacres

Sarra Majdoub

Sudan: Who is Hemedti? The man behind the massacres

Comment: Hemedti could become a Frankenstein's monster, annihilating any hope of a new Sudan, and turning against those who enabled his rise, ...

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Khalil E. Jahshan

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Comment: The Manama economic workshop will function as an opportunity to normalise Israeli violations, little wonder the Palestinians are ...

Iraq scrambles to reassure US after embassy attack

The New Arab

Iraq scrambles to reassure US after embassy attack

Iraqi officials have been trying to reassure US diplomats after a Katyusha rocket landed near the US embassy in Baghdad.

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