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Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves in the mysteries of the desert.

Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi reconciliation succeeds.

US podcasters under fire for 'IS logo' merchandise

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US podcasters under fire for 'IS logo' merchandise

Edgy podcast 'Red Scare' is selling t-shirts and tote bags that meld its name with a logo adopted by the IS group.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

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Palestinian Authority hopes for 'positive' US role under Biden

The Palestinian Authority and Arab League said they look forward to the new US administration under President-elect Joe Biden playing a ...

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of a provincial chief in Zabul.

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Iran accuses Israel of assassinating scientist and seeking 'chaos'

Iran's president on Saturday accused arch-foe Israel of acting as a US "mercenary" and seeking to create chaos following the assassination of ...

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

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Iran frees British-Australian academic in exchange for three Iranians

Iranian state TV has reported that authorities have freed Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a British-Australian academic held in the country for over two ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Biden and the <em>Eastern</em> Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

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Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across <em>Middle</em> East

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WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across Middle East

The World Health Organisation has warned that the Middle East should prepare for a second wave of covid-19, as countries across the ...

American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in Iraq ...

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami Khouri.

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Libyan father seeks closure after son's forced disappearance

When armed men picked up the 20-year-old Haitham al-Magri for interrogation from his home, his father Mohamed never expected it would be the ...

The New Arab Staff

Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Stasa Salacanin

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

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Libyans debate road to peace amid sustained tensions

Libya's Tripoli-based unity government has warned that a landmark ceasefire agreed last month could be in peril.

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

Greece, Egypt seeks Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

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Greece, Egypt seeks Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

Greece is seeking the aid of Joe Biden, who is set to be the next president of the United States over the east mediterranean.

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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