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A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has called on the UK government not to go ahead with a planned cut to overseas aid.

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united representation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

<em>Tony</em> <em>Blair</em> 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The New Arab Staff

Tony Blair 'played key role in UAE-Israel normalisation'

The former UK prime minister was instrumental in paving the way for UAE-Israel normalisation, according to media reports.

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative ...

Gaia Caramazza

Johnson slammed for dissolving UK's international aid department

The UK has merged the department for international development with the foreign office.

The New Arab

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran, Israel cooperated to destroy Iraq, says Jack Straw

Blair-era minister Jack Straw has said that Iran and Israel cooperated to destroy Iraq during the 1980s, when the two states were once ...

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

James Reinl

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker a deal, ...

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

A record number of Muslim MPs in UK parliament

Narjas Zatat

A record number of Muslim MPs in UK parliament

The new MPs in both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party come from a Muslim background, and a few Muslim MPs have kept their seats.

London seminar urges Arab participation in UK elections

The New Arab

London seminar urges Arab participation in UK elections

The Arab Thinking Forum and Labour Arab Group have urged British-Arabs to vote in interest of the domestic community and foreign policy.

Labour's 'anti-Semitism crisis' is a manufactured scare campaign

Asa Winstanley

Labour's 'anti-Semitism crisis' is a manufactured scare campaign

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn has been targeted by an organised smear campaign led by the Israel lobby and Labour's right wing, writes Asa Winstanley.

Will the release of Adrian Darya-1 affect US-UK relations?

Abdulaziz Kilani

Will the release of Adrian Darya-1 affect US-UK relations?

Boris Johnson's government must take a firm position in stopping US pressure from dragging London into any unnecessary conflict with Iran, ...

Suzan Quitaz

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, reports Suzan Quitaz.

Theodore Karasik

Incarcerated in Kuwait: The alarming case of Marsha Lazareva

Comment: The case of imprisoned businesswoman Marsha Lazareva is likely to sour business relations between Kuwait and the US, writes Theodore ...

Pam Bailey and Mahmoud Alnaouq

Gaza protesters: Palestine and Venezuela in 'one trench'

Comment: Venezuelans and Palestinians share a common struggle in their resistance to US imperialism, write Pam Bailey and Mahmoud Alnaouq.

Muhammad Shehada

The EU must review its stance on Hamas

Comment: The EU's attitude to Hamas blocks the path to Palestinian reconciliation, and perpetuates division and occupation, writes Muhammad ...

Exclusive: 'I regret nothing,' says Bush-shoe-thrower ten years later

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: 'I regret nothing,' says Bush-shoe-thrower ten years later

In an exclusive interview with The New Arab, Muntadher al-Zaidi recalls memories of watching his people die, throwing his shoe at the United ...

Khaled Diab

Red card to red carpet: MBS on tour

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's tour highlights a global battle between principled grassroots opposition, and 'pragmatic' political ...

A British Muslim memoir by Lauren Booth

Sadek Hamid

A British Muslim memoir by Lauren Booth

Book Club: Lauren Booth's memoir is a captivating description of her path to Islam, and the public and private challenges she faced along the ...

Review: From eye doctor to tyrant: 'House of Assad'

Paul Iddon

Review: From eye doctor to tyrant: 'House of Assad'

Comment: This three-part series is a fascinating look at how a man who never intended to rule Syria, finished up overseeing the greatest tragedy ...

How do white Muslims experience Islamophobia?

CJ Werleman

How do white Muslims experience Islamophobia?

Comment: White converts to Islam are considered by some as traitors to their race, writes CJ Werleman.

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