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Trump faces possible humiliation at the hands of Biden, a man he derides as "sleepy" and mentally incompetent, yet who leads by double digits in some polls.

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Malia Bouattia

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, writes Malia Bouattia.

Labour leftwingers urge strong Israel stance following Long-Bailey's sacking

The New Arab Staff

Labour leftwingers urge strong Israel stance following Long-Bailey's sacking

Corbyn was among leftwingers expressing concern over the abrupt dismissal of Long-Bailey for retweeting an article containing an 'anti-Seminic ...

UK Labour leader sacks rival over 'anti-semitic' article retweet

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UK Labour leader sacks rival over 'anti-semitic' article retweet

Rebecca Long-Bailey has been sacked from the Labour shadow cabinet in move that risks reigniting bitter splits in the main opposition party.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his unfounded belief that mail-in voting will rig the presidential election in November.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab & agencies

White House hits out at 'Deep State' conspiracy

The White House hit back at fierce criticism over the firing of the State Department's top watchdog, suggesting he was a disloyal member of a ...

David Powell

Is the coronavirus pandemic encouraging authoritarianism?

Comment: As China uses the Covid-19 pandemic to try to repair its international reputation, other nations look to increase the remit of their ...

Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

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Drinking alcohol does not invalidate the fast: Egyptian cleric

Gomaa's remarks seem to invite misinterpretation and accusations of blasphemy, particularly as they come in the days preceding the month where ...

The New Arab

Fearful Egyptian villagers disrupt local burial of coronavirus victim

Security forces have fired tear gas and made arrests in two Egyptian villages as panicked residents tried to prevent the burial of a doctor who ...

Egypt cleric promotes 5G coronavirus <em>conspiracy</em> <em>theory</em> on television

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Egypt cleric promotes 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory on television

During a television appearance, Egypt's former grand mufti Ali Gomaa advanced a debunked conspiracy theory linking 5G ...

Iran allocates 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus

The New Arab

Iran allocates 20% of state budget to fight coronavirus

As the number of confirmed cases continued to increase in Iran, authorities on Saturday confirmed a budget to combat the novel coronavirus.

Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

Iran set up a 2,000 bed hospital in 48 hours to treat patients recovering from coronavirus.

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus in service of authoritarianism

Comment: Authoritarian governments from China to the US are weaponizing the coronavirus to seize greater power, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

Iran refuses coronavirus help from 'foreign' MSF

Iran has rescinded its invitation to Doctors Without Borders to build hospitals in the country to help with the coronavirus epidemic after the Supreme Leader peddled conspiracy theories.

The New Arab & agencies

Democrats to announce impeachment articles against Trump

Democrats are expected to announce two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, after laying out their case against a president they ...

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Lebanon's journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Nationwide demonstrations erupted on October 17 over a plunging economy. They quickly grew into calls for sweeping aside Lebanon's entire ruling ...

The New Arab

Bashar al-Assad says Epstein didn't kill himself

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has added his voice to a growing conspiracy theory saying that convicted paedophile Jeffrey ...

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Nizar Hassan

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Comment: A week of wildfires and angry protest has brought out the very worst in Lebanese politics, and the very best in its people, writes ...

Diana Alghoul

Trump says Jews love him like 'King of Israel'

Trump tweeted a quote by a notorious conspiracy theorist who claimed Jews love Trump like a 'second coming of God', but American Jews ...

Opposing British foreign policy could mean you're an 'extremist'

Belén Fernández

Opposing British foreign policy could mean you're an 'extremist'

Comment: According to a British government-commissioned report, opposing American/British foreign wars and questioning capitalism could be a ...

Trump says congresswomen he insulted must 'apologise to Israel'

The New Arab & agencies

Trump says congresswomen he insulted must 'apologise to Israel'

Despite global uproar triggered from Donald Trump's earlier tweets, the US president doubled down on attacks against Democratic congresswomen.

Facebook's anti-Islam algorithm

CJ Werleman

Facebook's anti-Islam algorithm

Comment: Facebook needs to take its responsibility to remove hate speech a lot more seriously, writes CJ Werleman.

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