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Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission <em>of</em> war crimes': rights group

The New Arab Staff

Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

Euro-Med Monitor called on the ICC to initiate investigations and not to yield to any political pressures or allow the parties involved to evade ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate ...

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

Turkey recorded its highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing <em>of</em> East Jerusalem

Alessandra Bajec

Sheikh Jarrah and the ethnic cleansing of East Jerusalem

In-depth: Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are in danger of being forcibly evicted from their homes ...

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence ...

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Trita Parsi

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by ...

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

Denmark is considering repatriating the children of Danish jihadists in Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Disagreements in Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ oil cuts strategy

Despite early reports that Saudi Arabia wishes to maintain the OPEC+ oil production cuts, conflicting accounts have since emerged.

Davide Abbatescianni

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Film Review: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s compelling drama follows a daughter willing to uncover her mother’s troubled teenage years ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is ...

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

The New Arab Staff

Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Ben Cheikh is known as a pioneer of contemporary medicine, helping women access better healthcare across Tunisia.

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths ...

France to reopen embassy in Libya Monday: Macron

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to reopen embassy in Libya Monday: Macron

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next week, President Emmanuel Macron said.

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