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Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Nizar Zakka arrives in Lebanon after Iran jailing

The New Arab

Nizar Zakka arrives in Lebanon after Iran jailing

Nizar Zakka, held in Iran since 2015 on charges of spying, arrived on a private plane accompanied by the chief of Lebanon's General Security ...

Rose Worden

One Palestinian's vision for art in Washington

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian artist Ahmed Hmeedat who grew up in Bethlehem's Dheisheh refugee camp and is now exhibiting work at the Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington.

Raya al-Jadir

Palestinian-Jordanian author Ibrahim Nasrallah on life and literature

Book Club: Author and poet Ibrahim Nasrallah, winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, talks more in-depth ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition slams international 'silence' on Assad-IS negotiations

Syria's main opposition political coalition has condemned recent negotiations between the Syrian regime and Islamic State group, calling the ...

Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

Paul McLoughlin

Hizballah and Lebanon army open new front against IS

The Lebanese army and Hizballah fighters have extended their campaign into eastern Lebanon's Ras Baalbeck, with a new offensive against IS after ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ceasefire between Hizballah and rebels reached on Lebanon-Syria border

Hizballah and Syrian rebel forces will end fighting on all fronts in areas near the Lebanese border town of Arsal, after a ceasefire was reached ...

‘No future’ for the last Arab-Christians of Israeli-occupied Golan

The New Arab & agencies

‘No future’ for the last Arab-Christians of Israeli-occupied Golan

Before Israel's occupation, Christians accounted for 12 percent of the population of the Golan, which then had 340 villages and 150,000 ...

Lebanese editor fined for revealing Hariri assassination witnesses

The New Arab

Lebanese editor fined for revealing Hariri assassination witnesses

The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon fined a Lebanese editor 20,000 euros ($22,300) for revealing the identities of witnesses in a case ...

Arab League declares Hizballah terrorist organisation

The New Arab

Arab League declares Hizballah terrorist organisation

Arab foreign ministers at Arab League meeting in Cairo declare Hizballah a 'terrorist' organisation, with Iraq and Lebanon expressing their ...

Lebanon's rival Christian groups paint optimistic picture of reconciliation

Moe Chreif

Lebanon's rival Christian groups paint optimistic picture of reconciliation

Analysis: Thawing relations between Lebanese Forces and the Free Patriotic Movement could help heal the country's bitter divisions - even if ...

Basem el-Nabris

A translator who found his fortune in Arabic literature

Literature: A Spanish translator talks to al-Araby al-Jadeed about his personal mission to educate Spanish readers about Arabic literature, past and present.

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