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The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into the prison walls.

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

<em>The</em> 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 Trumpers, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for <em>the</em> West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

<em>The</em> Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status ...

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Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

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The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New ...

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

A new high water mark for Arab self-determination

Rami G. Khouri

A new high water mark for Arab self-determination

The long read: For the first time ever, protesters in Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan and Algeria share a defiant vision of ...

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary ...

Ex-UN <em>Syria</em> envoy quit to 'avoid shaking Assad's hand'

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Ex-UN Syria envoy quit to 'avoid shaking Assad's hand'

In 2014, de Mistura became the third UN diplomat tasked with ending the Syria war which erupted in 2011, before ...

Syria's Assad hails Trump as 'best American president' ever

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Syria's Assad hails Trump as 'best American president' ever

Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad praised Donald Trump as the 'best American president' in a state television interview.

Kurdish forces reject Assad regime's call to join army

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Kurdish forces reject Assad regime's call to join army

Kurdish forces have rejected a call to join the Syrian regime's army and police.

Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

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Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

In unprecedented scenes for Lebanon's relatively conservative Sunni Muslim heartland, a DJ blasted beats from a balcony to a sea of protesters ...

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Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 72 torture methods the Syrian regime uses in prisons, along with harrowing testimonies from detainees in a shocking new report released Monday.

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Lebanon dollar bonds tumble as protests continue

Years of bad governance by corrupt politicians has led to the public's call for the resignation of the Hariri ...

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Six killed in Syria's Aleppo, following 'YPG shelling'

Shelling has killed at least six people in Aleppo province.

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Syrian regime takes over Manbij as US troops withdraw

The US-led coalition confirms that its forces have withdrawn from Manbij as the Syrian regime takes 'full control' of ...

<em>Syria</em> <em>After</em> <em>the</em> <em>Uprisings</em>: How Assad stopped his fall

Kareem Chehayeb

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Book Club: Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the Syrian regime and the failings of the uprising in his ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Intense US pressure' key to reaching Sudan transition deal

The agreement was announced days after the protesters held mass marches through Khartoum and other areas.

Arab despots come for Khartoum

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Arab despots come for Khartoum

Comment: In Sudan, anti-democratic regional powers apply a military crackdown method tried and tested in Egypt, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

IS claim deadly offensive in Syria's Homs

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IS claim deadly offensive in Syria's Homs

The Islamic State group is continuing its war against the brutal Syrian regime despite losing almost all of its territory.

Kazakhstan to host <em>Syria</em> talks with Iran, Turkey, Russia

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Kazakhstan to host Syria talks with Iran, Turkey, Russia

Kazakhstan will host new talks on Syria, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey in effort to reach a political settlement for the ...

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