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Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global phenomenon, writes Laila Ujayli.

<em>The</em> Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and Israel but backed by Britain and the US.

Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

White House hopeful Joe Biden branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US ...

Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The race for the White House heated up with both sides galvanised by the battle to nominate a new Supreme ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

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Italian MP nominates Netanyahu for Nobel Prize

The far-right League Party MP has put the Israeli prime minister's name forward for a Nobel Prize.

Keira Dignan

Moria refugee camp: A tragedy waiting to happen

The fire that destroyed Greece's Moria refugee camp highlights the failure of a political calculus designed to create misery.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

Turkey, Greece 'start talks' to reduce risk of conflict

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey, Greece 'start talks' to reduce risk of conflict

Athens has denied agreeing to take part in the discussions announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate ...

Facebook bans India ruling <em>party</em> politician over hate speech

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

The BJP politician reportedly called for Rohingya Muslim refugees to be shot.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The standing monuments of American apartheid

Comment: America must choose whether to accept or resist Trump's vision that casts protesters, not violent police, as the country's evil undoing, writes Khaled Beydoun.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Boat carrying nearly 370 refugees reaches Italy's Lampedusa

A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges ...

US calls for Turkey-Iraq cooperation to tackle PKK

The New Arab Staff

US calls for Turkey-Iraq cooperation to tackle PKK

The call comes at a time of increasing tensions between the two countries over Turkey’s killing of two Iraqi officers.

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, ...

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes Mitchell ...

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Amr Salahi

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought ...

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real ...

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