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Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the rallying call for a new generation.

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united representation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Ahmed Mefreh

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Comment: While the country fell short of propelling him to the presidency, Muslim Americans elected Bernie Sanders as president, and one of ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Sam Hamad

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Comment: Make no mistake, ethnic cleansing is both the aim and the effect of Assad-Iran-Russia's war effort, writes Sam Hamad.

Could Turkey-Libya maritime pact lead to an energy showdown?

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Turkey-Libya maritime pact lead to an energy showdown?

Comment: Regional agendas swirl in the wings of a Turkey-Libya maritime agreement, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

James Snell

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Uighur researchers say China running more 'concentration camps'

The East Turkistan National Awakening Movement said on Tuesday it has documented nearly 500 camps and prisons run by China to detain Uighur Muslims.

Ruqaiya Haris

Chef becomes first Saudi to be immortalised as Barbie

Saudi chef Louloua el-Ezzah is now the first Saudi woman to be turned into a Barbie doll.

Yousef Munayyer

Abbas calls for elections, but will they be held?

Comment: Elections could be bad news for Abbas, but unless they can can happen freely and fairly, they likely won't happen at all, writes Yousef ...

Florence Dixon

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

As services and opportunities decline, corruption in Iraq has soared along with the summer temperatures, prompting Iraqis to risk their lives ...

Activists urge iconic British Museum to return 'stolen goods'

Sophia Akram

Activists urge iconic British Museum to return 'stolen goods'

BP or Not BP's campaign calls for the repatriation of stolen artefacts and human remains from UK museums and urges cultural institutions to ...

Amar Diwakar

Vision 2040: Oman's ambitious strategy towards a post-oil economy

Oman hopes that 'Vision 2040' can operate as the guiding document for the development of national implementation programmes, with aims ...

Resolving Libya's civil war

Giorgio Cafiero

Resolving Libya's civil war

Comment: A resolution to Libya's complex civil war rides largely on the actions of its foreign players, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Sudan: This time it's different

Reem Abbas

Sudan: This time it's different

Comment: This is the first protest movement of its kind to demand regime change from the outset, writes Reem Abbas.

Beirut NYE party ranks top 10 in the world

The New Arab

Beirut NYE party ranks top 10 in the world

The National Geographic ranked Beirut's New Year's Eve celebration held in the Lebanese capital's Nejmeh Square as one of the ...

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