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Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade justifying Assad's crimes to the world.

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is serious cause for concern, writes Sam Hamad.

A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Aniqah Choudhri

A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Comment: The 'Overseas Operations Bill' denies justice to victims of torture perpetrated by British armed forces, and contravenes international ...

<em>Imperialism</em>, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

Yousra Samir Imran

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan to discuss his new book 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'.

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.

Assia Belgacem

When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family's Forgotten History

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab Jewish identity.

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

Malia Bouattia

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, ...

UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

UNHRC will investigate systemic racism and discrimination against Black people, stopping short of a more intensive investigation singling out ...

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty ...

Iran boosts Venezuela ties with new coronavirus aid shipment

The New Arab Staff

Iran boosts Venezuela ties with new coronavirus aid shipment

Venezuela's Planning Minister Ricardo Menendez said Iran gave vital medical supplies and testing kits to help Venezuela against its fight ...

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

The New Arab & agencies

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

With 1,171 officially declared cases, including 105 deaths, Algeria is worse hit than its North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco, and its health sector is in dire need of improvement.

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

Aniqah Choudhri

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Comment: Criticism of Prevent for briefly including Extinction Rebellion misses the point - it's a racist, scheme that fosters fear and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran warns UK ambassador against 'interference'

Iran signalled it could expel Britain's ambassador in case of further "interference" in its affairs.

Hezbollah uses Soleimani's killing to shore up shaken legitimacy

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah uses Soleimani's killing to shore up shaken legitimacy

In-depth: Qasem Soleimani's killing is allowing ruling elites in Lebanon, including Hezbollah and its allies, to shift the conversation away ...

The New Arab

Algerian interior minister calls protesters 'traitors and homosexuals'

Algeria Interior Minister Salahedine Dahmoune has called protesters opposed to controversial presidential elections 'traitors, mercenaries, and ...

Pompeo casts international law aside on Israeli settlement policy

Helena Cobban

Pompeo casts international law aside on Israeli settlement policy

Comment: The US' decision to no longer deem Israeli settlements illegal is just the latest example of the Trump administration's rogue-state ...

There's no Islamophobia in the Tory party

Ruqaya Izzidien

There's no Islamophobia in the Tory party

Comment: You can't root out something that you view as an attribute, a value and a pre-requisite for becoming prime minister, writes Ruqaya ...

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

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