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The city of Valdivia in southern Chile became the first in Latin America to officially boycott Israel, but now the federal government is stepping in.

King Juan Carlos, former Spanish King, was criticised for meeting with the Saudi Crown Prince.

Viva BDS: Spanish town votes to boycott 'apartheid Israel'

The New Arab & agencies

Viva BDS: Spanish town votes to boycott 'apartheid Israel'

Some 50 Spanish municipalities have passed resolutions in recent years endorsing the movement to boycott Israel.

Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to boycott Israel

The New Arab

Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to boycott Israel

The motion was presented by a local faction of the leftist party Podemos, which has long called for a boycott of Israel.

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Hilary Aked

Post Trump, can Europe's far right be stopped?

Comment: The election of Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the world. But the after-shocks in Europe could be almost as momentous, writes ...

Samir Bennis

Morocco's election ignores foreign policy

Comment: The current political elite in Morocco is not capable of working hand in hand with the King in proposing foreign policy and helping steer the country, writes Samir Bennis.

Samir Bennis

Spain's Moroccans shut out of history and politics

Comment: Spanish citizens of Moroccan descent represent a significant group within Spain's population, but they remain politically ...

Karim Traboulsi and Rasha Abou Zaki

Thomas Piketty: Blame inequality for Trump and Arab Spring

Exclusive: The New Arab in a wide-ranging interview with renowned French economist and best-selling author Thomas Piketty, who holds income ...

The New Arab & agencies

Spain starts taking in refugees after sharp criticism

Following criticism of government inaction and slow administrative procedures, Spain has started taking in refugees from camps in Europe, ...

Partisan diplomacy missing in Morocco's advocacy on Western Sahara

Samir Bennis

Partisan diplomacy missing in Morocco's advocacy on Western Sahara

Comment: Moroccan leftists should rally behind Rabat's policy and lobby their international comrades who support Western Sahara's Polisario ...

Vijay Prashad

Margot Wallström and criticism of Israel

Comment: People with a public history of fighting injustice will no longer be silenced by distorted, false and distracting claims of ...

<em>Podemos</em>' Iglesias says new political era starts in Spain

The New Arab & agencies

Podemos' Iglesias says new political era starts in Spain

Spain has entered into a new political era after a general election on Sunday signalled the end of the country's two-party system, the leader of ...

Turkey's night of the firebombs

Vijay Prashad

Turkey's night of the firebombs

Comment: The targeting of a leftist party which supports Kurdish rights may be a prelude to further violence and political isolation ahead of ...

Profile: The Peoples' Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP)

AAAJ and agencies

Profile: The Peoples' Democratic Party in Turkey (HDP)

After a historic victory in the parliamentary elections this weekend, the HDP is now a major player in Turkish politics. What are its policies ...

Turkey: Free from costly conflicts with its own minorities

Diana Darke

Turkey: Free from costly conflicts with its own minorities

Comment: Despite stock markets dipping after Turkey's election, the fact 15 million Kurds will finally be represented in parliament may lead to ...

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