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Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the Iran-Iraq war, writes Talha Abdulrazaq

Baghdad is reportedly planning to set up a special force to protect foreign missions in the capital amid fears of a major attack on the US embassy.

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

Palestinian group calls for worldwide protests over normalisation deals

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian group calls for worldwide protests over normalisation deals

A new Palestinian coordination group, which includes members of Fatah, Hamas, and other factions, has called for people around the world to ...

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

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.

The New Arab Staff

Israel opposes sale of F-35 jets to UAE: reports

Israel's minister of intelligence, Eli Cohen said his country would not allow the United Arab Emirates to procure F-35 fighter jets even with normalisation of times between the two states.

The New Arab Staff

Mecca Friday sermon causes outrage over Israel 'normalisation' hints

Social media users have responded angrily, claiming his religious rhetoric paves the way for Saudi Arabia to follow suit with the UAE and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians agree on launching 'popular resistance' following UAE-Israel deal

The meeting brought together Mahmoud Abbas, head of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, and Islamist Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting annexation in West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces attack Palestinians protesting annexation in West Bank

Israeli forces shot one Palestinian protester and injured dozens more as they marched against annexations.

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the Never ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

A Sudanese government delegation travelled to Central Darfur province to meet with hundreds of refugee protesters camped out for days to demand ...

France to send Algeria remains of 24 <em>resistance</em> fighters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to send Algeria remains of 24 resistance fighters

France will send Algeria the remains of 24 resistance fighters killed during the French colonisation of the North African country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tough choices for Hamas over Israeli annexation plans

Hamas has threatened Israel over its plan to illegally annex the occupied West Bank, but analysts say the group may take a more pragmatic approach.

The New Arab Staff

Bahraini soldier killed in Yemen as Al-Bayda battles resume

Bahrain's army announced that one of their soldiers was killed in Yemen while participating in the Saudi-led coalition.

Yara Hawari

The right to boycott: BDS, Israel and the ECHR

In a major victory for the BDS movement, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that boycotts are a protected form of protest.

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Moroccan #MeToo helps women to break silence

Alessandra Bajec

Moroccan #MeToo helps women to break silence

Morocco's Masaktach movement gives voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up and share their experiences.

Music preserves Palestine in the face of Israel

Diana Alghoul

Music preserves Palestine in the face of Israel

Music makes the world a better place, but for Palestinians, it imprints their place in this world.

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