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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.

Book Club: Michael Kenney's The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network uses a social science approach to explain why young Muslims become radicalised.

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Shaikha Al-Hashem

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite Arab partners, writes Shaikha Al-Hashem.

Israel panics after ICC pledges to investigate 'war crimes'

The New Arab Staff

Israel panics after ICC pledges to investigate 'war crimes'

The foreign ministry sent a classified cable to Israeli ambassadors for them to ask for support around the world against the ICC ruling

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Tensions are rising between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

The New Arab Staff

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The UK has said Israel's settlement construction is 'incompatible' with its declared peace goals.

The New Arab Staff

Indiana elects its first Muslim state senator

Palestinian-American Fady Qaddoura will be the first Muslim to serve in the Indiana Statehouse after winning 52.5 percent of the vote.

Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu lauds Sudan deal, while Palestinians lament

Palestinian leaders strongly condemned the deal, echoing their rejection of Israel's normalisation accords with the UAE and Bahrain signed in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump says 'five more' Arab nations want Israel normalisation

The US president did not name which five countries were interested in normalising ties with Israel after the UAE, Bahrain and Sudan agreed to ...

US says Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says Sudan to normalise ties with Israel

Palestinian officials have slammed the move as a 'stab in the back'.

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two-decade court battle over West Bank area nears end

Palestinian Bedouins may be forced out of their villagew after a long court battle, with the Israeli military declaring the Masafer Yatta area a ...

Jordan says Israel-UAE deal hinges on future Israel steps

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan says Israel-UAE deal hinges on future Israel steps

Amman has said the success of Israel's peace accord with the UAE will depend on it ending 'violations of Palestinian rights'.

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of ...

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 & agencies

UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter labels Trump tweets 'unsubstantiated' for first time

Trump's tweets violated a recently expanded Twitter policy, according the San Francisco-based company.

Florence Dixon

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go ...

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

Dalal Yassine

Erasing Palestinian refugees: Trump and the Nakba at 72

Comment: Seventy-two years after the Nakba, Israel and the United States continue to deny the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ...

Annexation looms, Democrats' 'opposition' is more feckless than ever

Josh Ruebner

Annexation looms, Democrats' 'opposition' is more feckless than ever

Comment: Though the Democratic Party is currently in no position to halt annexation, it could spell out the ramifications to Israel should ...

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