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Comment: In the swing state of Florida, where Trump courts communities he seemingly holds in contempt, every single vote will count, writes Hiba Rahim.

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in ...

The New Arab Staff

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

The New Arab Staff

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

Malia Bouattia

Macron reminds Muslims that French 'freedom' isn't for everyone

Comment: President Macron's war on Islam is putting France's Muslim community in very real danger, writes Malia Bouattia.

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

The New Arab Staff

Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour

A coalition of NGOs have called on organisers and participants to scrap this year's Ladies European Tour golf week in Saudi Arabia.

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

The New Arab Staff

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other ...

Trump to delist Sudan from terror list for $335m

The New Arab Staff

Trump to delist Sudan from terror list for $335m

Sudan could soon see itself removed from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism after President Donald Trump said he was ready to make ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Release female activists languishing in Saudi jails: Amnesty International

The New Arab Staff

Release female activists languishing in Saudi jails: Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to release female activists from jail ahead of a summit critics are calling hypocritical.

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

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 in this ...

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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