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The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic transition.

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

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.

Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Doha talks could reshape Afghanistan, but peace not assured

US-backed talks between Afghanistan's government and the Taliban are major milestone in the 19-year conflict, but a peaceful outcome - or even a ...

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

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Shan. A. Zain

What Pakistan's pivot to China means for India-Gulf ties

India's emergence as a major player in the Middle East at the expense of Pakistan has triggered a realignment of regional power dynamics.

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar set to play Gold Cup

Qatar is only the second team from Asia invited to play in the Gold Cup.

The New Arab Staff

Delhi police 'complicit and active' in anti-Muslim riots: Amnesty

'State-sponsored impunity' for Delhi police must end in order to bring justice to survivors of February's deadly anti-Muslim riots, Amnesty says.

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Chinese oil purchases offered Beijing a sphere of influence in the Middle East, but Covid-19 has upended this once-promising strategy.

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Sabena Siddiqui

Could Saudi Arabia be parting ways with Pakistan?

Riyadh's passive stance on Kashmir has caused a rift with Pakistan as changing regional alliances threaten their strategic relationship.

Lebanon ex-interior minister accuses Israel of blast involvement

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon ex-interior minister accuses Israel of blast involvement

Former interior minister Nohad Machnouk said Israel was 'clearly' responsible for the devastating blast at Beirut's port.

Polio vaccination resumes in Afghanistan, Pakistan following increased cases

The New Arab Staff

Polio vaccination resumes in Afghanistan, Pakistan following increased cases

Afghanistan and Pakistan will both see a resumption in Polio vaccination programmes after campaigns were paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Imrul Islam

To Muslim-Americans, Trump calling protesters 'terrorists' is nothing new

Comment: The abuses Trump's agents have perpetrated on protesters in Portland were already painfully routine among immigrants and Muslim ...

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

The New Arab & agencies

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social ...

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

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.

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