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Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Turkey's small ethnic Armenian community are facing rising hate speech as Ankara backs Azerbaijan in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

ECHR fines Turkey over <em>Kurdish</em> rights-related detentions

The New Arab

ECHR fines Turkey over Kurdish rights-related detentions

Ankara has been ordered to pay out compensation over the detentions of a man celebrating the Kurdish new year and a university student protesting in favour of Kurdish-language education.

Angry plane crash mourners rip Iran flag from coffins

The New Arab

Angry plane crash mourners rip Iran flag from coffins

Videos from the funerals of plane crash victims in Iranian Kurdistan show mourners pulling Iranian flags off the coffins, reflecting rising ...

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

Charlie Hoyle

How will UK elections impact the Middle East?

Brexit has dominated Britain's political landscape since 2016. But with general elections coming up, what can voters expect from the three main ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish ...

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Bashdar Ismaeel

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Comment: The AKP's loss in Istanbul will serve as a warning for the party, but with the right response, they can address the opposition's ...

The New Arab

Turkey bans Kurdish Newroz celebrations in Afrin

Turkey is attempting to prevent Syrians in Afrin from celebrating Newroz, the Kurdish new year, local sources said.

Erdogan threatens Turkish opposition leader with arrest for insults

The New Arab

Erdogan threatens Turkish opposition leader with arrest for insults

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday filed a legal complaint against IYI Party leader Meral Aksener for calling him 'spoiled' and ...

In search of a new world order: Part I

Numan Kurtulmus

In search of a new world order: Part I

Comment: For Turkey and the region, the modern era will be defined by proxy conflicts and economic and political polarisation, writes Numan ...

Who's who in Syria?

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Four Turkish parties unite to contest landmark polls

Four Turkish opposition parties on Saturday announced they had formed a coalition to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in snap elections ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose election

The Republican People's Party, Turkey's main opposition group, garnered only about a quarter of the vote in the 2015 elections.

It's time to call the PKK by its name

Kyle W. Orton

It's time to call the PKK by its name

Comment: The recent spillover of the PKK's operations into Europe suggests it's time to reassess the organisation's actions, writes Kyle Orton.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Hopes of unity dashed

This week in Iraq: Baghdad’s heavy-handed approach towards its own citizens has tempered people’s expectations regarding a new Iraq that was ...

Abadi must save his party ahead of saving Iraq

Gareth Browne

Abadi must save his party ahead of saving Iraq

Analysis: Iraq's prime minister faces political turmoil ahead of next year's election, but with a string of recent successes he may yet survive, ...

SDF declare Raqqa victory against IS, promise 'de-centralised Syria' SDF declare Raqqa victory against IS, promise 'de-centralised Syria'

The New Arab & agencies

SDF declare Raqqa victory against IS, promise 'de-centralised Syria'

The defeat of the Islamic State group in its Syrian bastion of Raqqa was a "historic" achievement, the SDF said at an official ceremony in the ...

The <em>Kurdish</em> referendum and Baghdad's miscalculated temper

Gareth Browne

The Kurdish referendum and Baghdad's miscalculated temper

Comment: Haider al-Abadi must temper Baghdad’s response, without appearing weak, or Iraq will be left with divisions from which it may never ...

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