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Saudi Arabia is soon to be the next Arab state to normalise relations with Israel, reports claimed.

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air assets and drones.

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

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 ...

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Muhammad Shehada

Can elections resuscitate Palestinian hopes for unity?

Comment: Elections will not be a magic bullet, but given the right conditions, they will hopefully force the way to a more youthful, united ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq ‘not happy’ with ‘dangerous’ US pullout threat

Iraq has expressed dissatisfaction with a US threat to pull out its diplomats and troops from the country in response to rocket attacks by pro-Iran militias.

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Marc Owen Jones

Saudi Arabia is the world's most dangerous cyber bully

Comment: With disinformation, intimidation of critics, and an array of fake accounts, Saudi Arabia has successfully turned Twitter into a weapon ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major ...

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes ...

Trump banks on 'silent majority' ahead of Presidential elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump banks on 'silent majority' ahead of Presidential elections

President Donald Trump mounted a strident defense of his wavering reelection bid with 100 days to go in a campaign that has seen him underwater ...

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the ...

UAE Mars mission aborted due to bad weather

The New Arab Staff

UAE Mars mission aborted due to bad weather

The UAE's much-touted Mars mission has been postponed due to bad weather.

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab world, argues ex-Al Jazeera chief, Yasser Abu Hilala.

The New Arab Staff

New counter-terrorism law in the Philippines endangers rights: HRW

Legislation in the Philippines is set to overhaul anti-terrorism laws, and human rights groups are concerned about the implications.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

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 ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

First Israeli coronavirus patient dies as cases pass 700

The New Arab & agencies

First Israeli coronavirus patient dies as cases pass 700

There are currently 705 confirmed cases on Covid-19 in Israel.

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

The New Arab

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

Under new regulations unanimously voted through by Israel's government, Israelis will only be able to leave the house under certain conditions.

Why I am boycotting the Iranian elections in 2020

Arash Azizi

Why I am boycotting the Iranian elections in 2020

Comment: I voted for Rouhani and supported voting in 2016 parliamentary elections. But not this time, writes Arash Azizi.

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