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In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to Narendra Modi's government.

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking <em>to</em> the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.

Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds protest police repression in Tunisia

The protests come as the North African nation struggles to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the economy and ...

Afghan officials welcome Biden plan <em>to</em> review US-Taliban deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan officials welcome Biden plan to review US-Taliban deal

The Biden administration said it will review last year's deal with the Taliban amid suring violence in Afghanistan.

Stasa Salacanin

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

The New Arab Staff

Rashida Tlaib deplores 'racist' Israel for not vaccinating Palestinians

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has lashed out at Israel for refusing to vaccinate Palestinians against coronavirus, saying this is proof ...

Malia Bouattia

Meagre food ration parcels make for a Dickensian reality

Comment: The shameful food parcels handed out to needy parents show once again how a privatised pandemic response puts profit over ...

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Trumpism and the political future of America

Brooke Anderson

Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

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Chinese citizen journalist jailed for Wuhan virus reporting

Zhang Zhan was sentenced at a brief hearing in a Shanghai court for allegedly "picking quarrels and provoking trouble" during her reporting in ...

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream Muslims who do not traditionally recognise female imamship

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu gets Covid-19 vaccine to kickstart Israel's rollout

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday, kicking off a national rollout over the coming days, though ...

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi refugees stuck in Jordan

Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling Syria farmers turn to tropical fern for fodder

Syrians farmers are turning to a southeast Asian plant to feed livestock as animal fodder prices skyrocket.

Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan political parties walk a tightrope on Sahara, normalisation

President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that Tel Aviv and Rabat will normalise ties has divided Morocco.

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

The New Arab Staff

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to ...

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

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