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Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths.

Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Electoral College to formalize Biden win

Joe Biden's march to the White House - overshadowed by President Donald Trump's frantic attempts to overturn the US election.

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese government to keep bread subsidy, pledges alternative plan

Ministers agreed in a meeting on Tuesday draft a plan to help cut spending while maintaining support for some basic goods.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran official denies Khamenei's failing health rumours

Rumours surrounding the deteriorating health of Iran's supreme leader have been denied by an official close to his office.

New Zealand PM pledges accountability for Christchurch victims

The New Arab Staff

New Zealand PM pledges accountability for Christchurch victims

The findings of the near 800-page inquiry will be made public on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UNICEF seeks $2.5 bn for Mideast children amid pandemic

Some 39 million children in the Middle East and North Africa impacted by war, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic are in dire need of funds, ...

Egypt's Sisi arrives in France for controversial visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Sisi arrives in France for controversial visit

Sisi arrived at Paris Orly airport and is due to meet French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

The New Arab Staff

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

Mr Sisi lauded the lame-duck President's "efforts and contributions" toward cementing "friendly ties" between the two countries.

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Taj Ali

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME representation

Comment: If the EHRC can't root out racial discrimination under its own roof, asks Taj Ali, what hope is there it will do an effective job at ...

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and ...

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

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