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Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. May he rest in peace.

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade justifying Assad's crimes to the world.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green <em>revolution</em>'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

Brooke Anderson

Why some American Muslims are choosing to vote Republican

In-depth: Small but growing support for Trump among America's Muslims shows that the Democratic Party takes the Muslim vote for granted at its own peril.

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

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 ...

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Justin Salhani

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: rage, ...

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

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.

Iran protests US jet approach at UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran protests US jet approach at UN

Protests have been lodged with the International Civil Aviation Organization - a UN agency - and the Swiss embassy in Tehran that handles US ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine regime fighters killed in blast in south Syria

A roadside bomb has killed nine pro-regime fighters in the restive province of Daraa in southern Syria, which has seen a number of attacks on ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and ...

A letter to Putin: 'Release <em>Syrian</em> detainees'

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing ...

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Sam Hamad

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Comment: Sisi's counter-revolutionary track record and Haftar's war on Tripoli put their overtures to peace on very shaky ground, writes Sam ...

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