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In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How looming US elections could derail Afghan peace talks

Significant challenges remain to ensure long-awaited intra-Afghan peace talks produce a breakthrough in the decades-long conflict.

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Mitchell Plitnick

Netanyahu's quest for legitimising occupation lures Serbia and Kosovo

Comment: Netanyahu and his right-wing government know full well that states will ultimately act in their own interests, even if it means leaving ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Afghanistan's Vice President Amrullah Saleh has vowed to 'keep fighting'

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to unity.

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK judge refuses plea to dismiss new Assange allegations

Lawyers for Julian Assange failed to persuade a British judge to throw out new US allegations against him, as he resumed his fight to avoid ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do ...

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break <em>political</em> deadlock

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major ...

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

F-35 hiccup on road to Israel-UAE accord

The tentative alliance between Israel and the UAE could be on the rocks over the sale of possible F-35s to the Emirates.

Stasa Salacanin

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

Repeated interruptions to Hasakeh's water supplies have put locals at greater risk of contacting the coronavirus.

The New Arab Staff

Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights HTS' many challenges

Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national ...

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

Palestinians rally in fury against Israel-UAE normalisation deal

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians rally in fury against Israel-UAE normalisation deal

Demonstrators in Jerusalem trampled on images of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, chanting slogans demanding that the Gulf country fall.

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