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The Israeli army has shot and killed a 16-year-old teenager near the West Bank city of Nablus, the Palestinian health ministry said.

A Tunisian MP has drawn satire and criticism after attending parliament in a crash helmet and bulletproof vest.

Masafer Yatta: Palestinian life in an Israeli firing zone

Jessica Buxbaum

Masafer Yatta: Palestinian life in an Israeli firing zone

In-depth: For Palestinians in the Israeli-designated military area, daily life is plagued by settler violence, army harassment, and the ever-looming threat of displacement.

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

The New Arab Staff

Israel president eyes new candidate to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has met with party leaders to determine if any lawmaker can form a government, despite voicing doubt about ...

Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

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Chained Palestinian activists reject Abbas election delay

Activists in Ramallah protested the decision to postpone Palestinian elections, with chained hands and tape covering their mouths.

Dominique Vidal

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Comment: In the wake of Jerusalem's anti-Arab violence, Dominique Vidal questions how the world would react if the shoe were on the other foot.

Brooke Anderson

Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

The New Arab Staff

UN calls for new  Palestinian election date

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland, said he understood the disappointment of the many Palestinians. 

The New Arab Staff

Hamas warns against expected postponement of Palestinian elections

Hamas has warned President Mahmoud Abbas against an expected postponement of the first Palestinian elections in 15 years, also refusing to ...

Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghanistan's last Jew eyes exit ahead of Taliban return

With US forces leaving, and fears of a resurgence of the Taliban, Jews in Afghanistan and preparing to leave the country.

The New Arab Staff

International community 'blinded to reality': HRW Palestine, Israel director

A recent Human Rights Watch report has concluded that Israel is committing apartheid, persecution, crimes against humanity, against the ...

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Josh Ruebner

Landmark HRW report challenges Biden to end Israeli apartheid

Comment: While the Biden administration is unlikely to adopt many of HRW's recommendations, this report charts a new course and establishes the ...

EU to pressure Israel on East Jerusalem Palestinian vote

The New Arab Staff

EU to pressure Israel on East Jerusalem Palestinian vote

Israel is attempting to bar Palestinians in East Jerusalem from voting in upcoming elections.

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel committing 'crime of apartheid' against Palestinians: HRW

Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW ...

The New Arab Staff

No election without Jerusalem, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledges

Mahmoud Abbas has said Palestinian elections will not take place unless Israel allows the full participation of occupied East Jerusalem.

The New Arab Staff

Arabs express solidarity with Palestinians in Jerusalem

Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon have extended solidarity with Jerusalemite Palestinians as Israel continues its assault on the city.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians celebrate Israeli police withdrawal from Jerusalem's Damascus Gate

Occupying Israeli forces withdrew from Palestine's Damascus Gate, outside of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The New Arab Staff

Protester killed as Iraq cracks down on electricity demonstrations

Security forces in Iraq used live bullets to disperse protesters demanding electricity in the capital Baghdad.

Boris Johnson's ICC opposition puts Israel above the law

Emad Moussa

Boris Johnson's ICC opposition puts Israel above the law

Comment: Without the EU or any kind of substantial opposition, Tory pro-Israel policy has been allowed to run wild, and it's the Palestinians ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Labour leader facing criticism for Iftar withdrawal

Keir Starmer is being criticised for withdrawing from a Ramadan event because of an organisers support for a boycott of Israeli products.

Inside the origins and evolution of traditional Palestinian costume

Ramona Wadi

Inside the origins and evolution of traditional Palestinian costume

Book Club: Hanan Karaman Munayyer’s latest book explores the history, tradition, and significance of traditional Palestinian costume as a ...

Hamas warns against delaying next month's Palestinian election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamas warns against delaying next month's Palestinian election

Any delay to next month's elections will complicate reconciliation efforts between the two main Palestinian factions, a top Hamas leader said.

Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

The New Arab Staff

Barghouthi leads Palestinian election poll amid fears of delay

A new poll gives Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi a lead in the polls, amid speculation that the election could be delayed due to Israeli ...

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