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Bhasan Char may be more 'comfortable' than the mainland, but for some it is nothing more than a deceptive facade making survival a life or death situation, writes Anu Shukla.

Arab Israelis protested against violence and criminality after a student was killed by Israeli police during a shootout.

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The New Arab Staff

EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and ...

The New Arab Staff

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

Mr Sisi lauded the lame-duck President's "efforts and contributions" toward cementing "friendly ties" between the two countries.

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to <em>sea</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Talks between Turkey and Greece could soon kick off, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the two countries attempt to navigate a dispute over ...

Turkey says 'no concessions' in east Mediterranean row

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey says 'no concessions' in east Mediterranean row

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country will make "no concessions" in the eastern Mediterranean.

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-Israel ties in the spotlight after UAE normalization deal

Despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has made no official comment on the UAE’s normalization deal with Israel, its covert ties to Israel are now ...

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

A Yemeni journalist

How Saudi Arabia seeks to keep Yemen divided

In-depth: The separatist takeover of Socotra island is indicative of Saudi Arabia's approval for efforts which undermine Yemen's unity.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

The New Arab & agencies

Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Latest assessments found that as a result of the spread of Covid-19, most cities in Libya are facing shortages of basic food items.

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan in ruins for Idlib family

Tareq Abu Ziad and his family break the Ramadan fast on the remains of their home in the Syrian town of Ariha.

The New Arab & agencies

Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan begins under unprecedented social restrictions across the world, preventing the traditional mass prayers and large ...

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited ...

The New Arab

Ethiopian newspaper lampoons Egypt's Sisi as an 'American dog'

A caricature of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has not gone down well with some social media users.

Migrant rescue ship hunts for port amid coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

Migrant rescue ship hunts for port amid coronavirus lockdown

German NGO Sea Eye is the only migrant rescue organisation still working in the Mediterranean during the global coronavirus ...

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

James Snell

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach Europe's shores, writes ...

Sudan's rapprochement with Israel exposes weakness of democratic transition

Mel Plant

Sudan's rapprochement with Israel exposes weakness of democratic transition

A secretive meeting between Israel's Netanyahu and Sudan's Burhan has put the nature of the country's transitional government under the ...

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