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The decision to recognise Palestine as a state comes four decades after the Scottish city was twinned with Nablus, Palestine.

President Assad has submitted his application for the upcoming Syria elections, which he is widely expected to win.

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd.

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Defence witnesses take to stand in Chauvin trial

The trial of Derek Chauvin has finished its third week and saw witnesses for the defence take to the stand.

The New Arab Staff

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was ...

The New Arab Staff

France 'to ban Algerian flags' at weddings

France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon extends area claimed in border dispute with Israel

Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s ...

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait ends pretrial jail time for freedom of opinion

Critics say the move will have little impact in protecting free speech in Kuwait.

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The New Arab Staff

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has ...

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

Moustafa al-Saied, Ali Eid and Mohamed Abo El-Gheit

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

An investigation by The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed delves into Soyuzneftegaz's operations in Syria, its questionable credentials, ...

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

Kuwaiti MP proposes constitutional changes to implement Sharia law

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti MP proposes constitutional changes to implement Sharia law

Kuwaiti MP Saleh Al-Mutairi submitted a proposal to create an amendment to the constitution to uphold Sharia law in the country.

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber on Monday.

The New Arab Staff

Former Tunisia PM to attend UAE-Israel conference

Tunisia has refused to follow in the footsteps of the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco and normalise ties with Israel.

The New Arab Staff

UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

Avoiding trade agreements with human rights violators would prevent the UK from tapping into 'growth markets', Raab said.

Tasnim Nazeer

Holocaust survivors urge UK to back Uighurs

The UK could be the latest country to implement legislation targeting China over its repression of the Uighur minority.

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year later, ...

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

$1.9 trillion Covid plan clears US House

The US House passed an enormous, $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package early Saturday.

US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Capitol riot probe planned, Trump's legal woes mount

Most Republicans in the US Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump in last week's impeachment trial, but the former president's woes are far from ...

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US court rules against Arkansas' Israel boycott pledge law

A US court has ruled that forcing companies not to boycott Israel was "unconstitutional".

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