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Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Social media on high alert as US votes tallied

Social media platforms in the US are on high alert against disinformation regarding the US elections, and Twitter and Facebook posts by Donald Trump have been flagged as misleading.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

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

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter suspends Hezbollah TV channel’s account

The Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah has protested a decision by Twitter to suspend most of the Twitter accounts affiliated with its TV channel ...

British volunteers with Syrian-Kurds to ignore UK government ban

The New Arab

British volunteers with Syrian-Kurds to ignore UK government ban

UK citizens volunteering with the Kurdish forces say a new law that criminalises their presence in northern Syria can't make them leave.

The New Arab

US sanctions Hizballah leader suspected of 1994 Argentina attack

The United States on Friday imposed financial sanctions on a Hizballah leader suspected of masterminding the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in ...

Xavi's final game: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Xavi's final game: This week in Middle East football

This week Spanish football legend Xavi Hernandez said farewell to the game as a player, ending his first chapter with Qatar's Al-Sadd.

Migration and its role in Morocco's political agenda

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Migration and its role in Morocco's political agenda

Analysis: Morocco is using the refugee crisis to build a trade deal with Europe, reports Habibulah Mohammed Lamin.

Global powers set to brawl as OPCW meets

The New Arab & agencies

Global powers set to brawl as OPCW meets

Russia has warned that the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons has risked becoming a 'sinking Titanic' as Moscow faces pressure ...

Germany approves Saudi arms sale despite Yemen <em>war</em> ban

The New Arab

Germany approves Saudi arms sale despite Yemen war ban

German authorities signed off on the consignment of four artillery positioning systems, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier wrote in a letter to ...

The New Arab

Amnesty International urges Spain to suspend Saudi arms sale

The rights group urged Madrid on Monday to suspend the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia or risk finding itself complicit in war crimes.

Robert Cusack

Benghazi seeks funding to convert war-ravaged palace into museum

The Libyan antiquities department is seeking funding to help convert an old palace into the city's new museum, housing thousands of ancient ...

Uri Levy

Games not war: This week in Middle East football

If the Palestinians win the next three games, and if Israel loses to Spain, the FIFA global rankings are likely to shock the world, writes Uri ...

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

Qatar's political football: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Qatar's political football: This week in Middle East football

Blog: The beautiful game has been exploited this week as the Gulf diplomatic crisis hits fever pitch, writes Uri Levy

The New Arab

Libyan town blames teen suicides on 'satanic internet game'

A series of suicides among teenagers and children in the city of Beyda in Libya has been blamed on Charlie Charlie, an internet ...

From the Sahrawi refugee camps: Polisario prepares its resistance

Thomas Vescovi

From the Sahrawi refugee camps: Polisario prepares its resistance

The long read: Morocco rejoining the African Union in January changed the status quo for Sahrawi ambitions for independence. Thomas Vescovi ...

Mexicans and Muslims in the US: Pioneers to pariahs

Otman Aitlkaboud

Mexicans and Muslims in the US: Pioneers to pariahs

Comment: They were the trailblazers and the indigenous; now they are the scapegoats and the demonised, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

American Vertigo: Swimming through the promised-land in Palm Springs

Hadani Ditmars

American Vertigo: Swimming through the promised-land in Palm Springs

Blog: A city of contradictions keeps drawing Hadani Ditmars back.

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