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Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the Muslim-majority region.

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

CJ Werleman

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

Opinion: Documents leaked of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims are final proof Beijing is carrying out cultural genocide in Xinjiang, or what ...

Netanyahu promises settlers West Bank annexation to win votes

Yousef Alhelou

Netanyahu promises settlers West Bank annexation to win votes

Just weeks before the general elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reaffirmed his controversial pledge to impose Israeli ...

Emile Nakhleh

The gathering threat of domestic terrorism

Comment: There is a growing threat of domestic terrorism from white supremacists in the US, Emile Nakhleh argues.

The New Arab & agencies

Imran Khan says inaction on Kashmir like appeasing Hitler

Khan's outrage came as tensions simmered between the two countries after New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the ...

The New Arab

Lebanese minister slams ban on Muslims renting, buying housing

Muslims are banned from renting in Christian-majority areas in Hadath - a decision that is now facing criticism from the interior minister.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Only Kashmiris may own property in Muslim-majority Kashmir, but a legal bid backed by a radical right-wing Hindu nationalist group threatens the ...

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

Jo Schietti

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

With rampant population growth and a population of 95 million, many Egyptians are leaving in search of opportunities, writes Jo Schietti.

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions ...

Lebanon relaxes refugee-residency rules, but many Syrians remain excluded

Morgan Meaker

Lebanon relaxes refugee-residency rules, but many Syrians remain excluded

Hundreds of thousands of refugees will be marginalised and left vulnerable to radicalisation, potentially threatening Lebanon's stability and ...

US denies arming Syrian-Kurdish militia amid continued Turkey tensions

The New Arab

US denies arming Syrian-Kurdish militia amid continued Turkey tensions

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass has said that Washington is not arming Syrian-Kurdish militias viewed as a terrorist organisation by Ankara.

Packaging military campaigns: PR from Sinai to Syria

Laith Saud

Packaging military campaigns: PR from Sinai to Syria

Comment: Sixty years ago, Israel, Britain and France invaded Sinai but lied to the UN General Assembly about their motives. Manipulating ...

Robert Springborg

Sinking in a human sea

Comment: Overly rapid population growth has negative economic, environmental and political consequences. Action to reduce the rate of population growth in the MENA region is overdue, writes Robert Springborg

Laith Saud

The myths around Sykes-Picot

Comment: The argument that Iraq and Syria are false entities, clumsily constituted by Sykes-Picot is at best lacking in judgement, and at worst ...

Azmi Bishara

The Palestinian national project: History and the present crisis

Comment: In the first of a two-part series on the state of the Palestinian national project for liberation, Azmi Bishara examines the causes of ...

Ramona Wadi

How Israel manipulates Palestinian narrative through Syria's refugee crisis

Comment: As the world is divided by the Syrian refugee crisis, Israel has once again embarked upon an narrative exploitation to undermine the ...

Israeli settlers seize residential building in occupied East Jerusalem

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Israeli settlers seize residential building in occupied East Jerusalem

Dozens of Israeli settlers belonging to a far-right Jewish group took over a residential building in the Silwan neighbourhood on Thursday.

Amir al-Obaidi

Christian property in Iraq seized fraudulently

Feature: Scores of Iraqi Christians have lost their homes in Baghdad to fraud and forced sales, with the capital's desirable Karrada district ...

Economic migrants also need help

Moe Chreif

Economic migrants also need help

Economic refugees, like many of us, seek better lives for themselves and their families, after their economies have been plundered by ...

Warrior archaeologists and the selective destruction of history

Karl Sabbagh

Warrior archaeologists and the selective destruction of history

Comment: The past is a powerful political tool. Its selective interpretation and destruction should be condemned, whether it is by the Islamic ...

Tug-of-war for recaptured territory between 'allies' in Iraq

Abdullah al-Thuweini

Tug-of-war for recaptured territory between 'allies' in Iraq

As the Kurdish Peshmerga enter territory captured from the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government is looking to wrest control of areas it ...

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