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President Abbas and King Abdullah met in the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba.

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following a justice ministry request.

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for <em>Palestine</em>

Diana Alghoul

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

The Detroit Arab Workers strike won a very important battle in the United Auto Workers divesting from Israeli partners and left a legacy in the war against racism and injustice.

Israeli forces filmed 'laughing' while shooting Palestinian protesters

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Israeli forces filmed 'laughing' while shooting Palestinian protesters

A journalist filmed Israeli soldiers "laughing and hugging each other" after one shot and wounded a Palestinian demonstrator.

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

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Biden team stands by Palestinian-American staffer after pro-Israel backlash

Reema Dodin is a 'well-respected and trusted leader', the Biden-Harris transition team said.

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South African stranded in Jerusalem after year of walking

Shahid bin Yusuf Takala says his prolonged stay at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque has been a 'great blessing'.

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that ...

Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

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Tunisian England-Argentina referee praises 'wonderful' Maradona as Arabs mourn

In a New Arab interview, Ali Ben Nasser, who refereed the 1986 Argentina-England match mourned Diego Maradona while insisting he was 'not ...

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.

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

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Israeli defence minister says 'ready to talk to Hamas'

Following talks with UN coordinator Nikolai Mladenov, Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has expressed willingness to negotiate with Hamas regarding conditions in Gaza.

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UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

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Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute ...

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

The New Arab Staff

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

Israel says rocket fired from besieged Gaza

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel says rocket fired from besieged Gaza

A rocket was fired from the besieged Gaza Strip to southern Israel, the army announced.

UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

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UN panel majority votes in favour of Palestinian statehood

The overwhelming majority of a UN panel backed the Palestinian right to self-determination.

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