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Italy has described a decision by Egypt's public prosecutor to clear five police officers over the murder of Giulio Regeni as 'unacceptable'

On the eve of the new year, British lawmakers finally agreed on a Brexit deal.

Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

The price of Arab resilience

Nadine Talaat

The price of Arab resilience

Comment: Too often, narratives of resilience are told in place of critique, letting those responsible for crony politics, corruption and human ...

Syria <em>declarations</em> on chemical arms lacking: UN, watchdog

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria declarations on chemical arms lacking: UN, watchdog

Syria's declarations on chemical weapons were criticised by UN officials and a global watchdog.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

The New Arab Staff

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

France's Foreign Minister said the EU needs action from Turkey, not Erdogan's declarations.

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and ...

'Maximum isolation' of US after pressure on Iran: Rouhani

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Maximum isolation' of US after pressure on Iran: Rouhani

The Iranian leader said in a televised meeting that the US has become "isolated" due to its maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Iraq's Kurdish capital, all's fair in love, walls

"M + M = life," reads one slanted message in a dark corner.

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against ...

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

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Israeli defence chief says West Bank annexation 'will wait'

Benny Gantz, partner to Netanyahu's coalition government, says the coronavirus crisis is his top priority.

The New Arab Staff

US military command meets Libyan government amid Egypt threats

The US Africa Command is meeting with Libya's Government of National Accord, following what it perceived was a declaration of war made by Egypt, ...

Sam Hamad

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Comment: Sisi's counter-revolutionary track record and Haftar's war on Tripoli put their overtures to peace on very shaky ground, writes Sam ...

Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

Ramona Wadi

Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes ...

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian father, son in West Bank

The New Arab

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian father, son in West Bank

A father and son working on agricultural land in the occupied village of as-Sawiya were beaten by settlers with rocks and metal rods

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

The Assad regime is determined to capture the Idlib province, Ali Mamlouk told his Turkish counterpart, an event that will have huge ...

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