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Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes Arif Rafiq.

Can Dundar's trial for publishing state secrets resumed in Turkey after a pause, but he remains in Germany.

France's democratic decline

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's communities of colour, writes Sahar Amarir.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

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.

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia's Abiy replaces army chief as Tigray casualties mount

Scores of soldiers have been wounded, amid reports of deaths, after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent federal troops and aircraft into Tigray in a major escalation of a long-running feud.

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

A drone strike believed to have been carried out by the United States in northwestern Syria.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Winners and losers: The future of Afghanistan's peace process

The US is battling to salvage the Afghan peace process as violence, Covid-19 and internal political disputes threaten to derail the fragile ...

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

The New Arab

Saudi forces spark clashes tribes in Yemen's east

Saudi forces attempted to storm a port in Yemen's Al-Mahra port city, exacerbating tensions between troops and locals in the isolated region.

Fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash 'unknown'

The New Arab

Fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash 'unknown'

Two officers who were flying a Saudi fighter jet that crashed in Yemen's Al-Jawf are missing after the incident.

The New Arab

Saudi 'revenge strikes' kill 31 civilians after jet downing

Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen's al-Jawf killed dozens of civilians on Saturday, just a day after Houthi rebels downed a fighter jet in the same area.

Anthony Harwood

Dakar Rally opens dark new chapter in Saudi sportswashing

Comment: An 'open' Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with hosting sporting events, and everything to do with transparency and accountability, ...

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Will the US-Taliban negotiations settle Afghanistan's political problem?

What change has the US-led war brought in Afghanistan after a series of shock operations, heavy collateral damage and a cost ...

The New Arab

Qasem Soleimani killing was 'self-defence', US tells UN

According to the UN Charter, states are permitted to respond in self-defence.

Senior Syria militant killed by US sword-filled ‘ninja bomb’

The New Arab

Senior Syria militant killed by US sword-filled ‘ninja bomb’

A trainer of an elite wing of the HTS militia was taken out in Idlib province by a newly developed US missile filled with folding knives instead ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo: UN report

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo: UN report

The three countries "routinely and sometimes blatantly" supplied weapons despite the arms embargo imposed on Libya since 2011, a summary of a ...

Syrian activist rescues puppy from Baghdadi raid site

The New Arab

Syrian activist rescues puppy from Baghdadi raid site

The dog was orphaned after its mother was reportedly killed in the raid of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's compound in Idlib, Syria.

Is Netflix taking part in Israel's propaganda campaign?

Yousef Alhelou

Is Netflix taking part in Israel's propaganda campaign?

Digital media platforms are serving Israeli propaganda while turning a blind eye to the sacrifices and endless suffering of Palestinians who ...

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