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Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to our community, writes Yasser Louati.

Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, France's President Emmanuel Macron warned.

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya ...

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

The European Union will organise a donor conference for reconstruction in addition to supplying $39 million to aid the operation of Beirut's hospitals and emergency services.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

India-Pakistan proxy war a real threat in post-US Afghanistan

Analysis: The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan could see a proxy war emerge between India and Pakistan.

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Foreign mercenaries and fractured healthcare heighten Libya's coronavirus risks

Divided between rival governments, Libya's fractured healthcare system and the flow of foreign mercenaries could further escalate the spread of ...

UAE mercenaries reveal divisive ambitions in Yemen, Libya

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UAE mercenaries reveal divisive ambitions in Yemen, Libya

Comment: Abu Dhabi is securing influence through a 'divide-and-rule' policy in the Middle East and Africa, but not always using its own forces, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt rejects Turkey-Libya maritime, security agreements

Egypt has written to the United Nations to reject two agreement between Turkey and Libya's UN-backed government.

Libya conflict could 'plunge region into chaos': UN envoy

The New Arab & agencies

Libya conflict could 'plunge region into chaos': UN envoy

The United Nations' special envoy for Libya has urged key states to push for a political solution to Libya's conflict or risk further ...

Israel uses its firepower, far and wide

Paul R. Pillar

Israel uses its firepower, far and wide

Comment: Israel's heightened military aggressiveness has multiple bad consequences, in addition to being an affront to the sovereignty of ...

The UAE's 'withdrawal' from Yemen is merely an illusion

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's 'withdrawal' from Yemen is merely an illusion

Comment: Any alterations to UAE's strategy will not hinder its long-term ambitions to control Yemen's ports and resources, writes Jonathan ...

EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf tankers incident

The New Arab

EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf tankers incident

Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, said the bloc was still gathering information on the incident, which ...

The New Arab

Assad regime, Russia intensify attacks on rebel-held northwestern Syria

Russia and Syrian regime forces intensified shelling in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib overnight on Wednesday, local medics and activists reported.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Hadi's return to Yemen's parliament shores up Saudi interests

Comment: Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's rare visit to parliament is likely provoke further tensions and serve Saudi interests, writes ...

Ramona Wadi

Hizballah and Hamas: Israel's monopoly on defining 'terrorism'

Comment: Blacklisting Hizballah is part of a wider system of Israeli-orchestrated oppression, writes Ramona Wadi.

Kevin Schwartz

Misdiagnosing the causes of regional instability

Comment: The Warsaw summit is set to blame Iran for all of the Middle East's problems, but it's a bit more complicated than that, writes Kevin ...

Oman: Caught in the storm

Stasa Salacanin

Oman: Caught in the storm

The neutral reputation of Oman is being brought into question by aggressive regional and international players like Saudi Arabia and the US, ...

Mairead Collins

'Social explosion' threatens Lebanon's hard-won peace

Comment: Palestinian refugee camps across Lebanon are at breaking point, and the UNRWA cuts will only make the situation worse, writes Mairead ...

Bahrain makes arrests following 'chaos' during Ashura commemorations

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain makes arrests following 'chaos' during Ashura commemorations

Bahrain has arrested 15 people during its latest crackdown on government opponents from the country's Shia majority.

Iran and the <em>destabilisation</em> of the Middle East

Kevin Schwartz

Iran and the destabilisation of the Middle East

As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political ...

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

The New Arab & agencies

Ethiopia, Eritrea to sign peace accord in Saudi Arabia

A landmark meeting in July between leaders of the two countries ended decades of diplomatic and armed battles between the two sides.

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