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Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with their safety, writes Malia Bouattia.

Pope Francis touched on the plight of children caught up by war, singling out victims in Syria, Yemen and Iraq in his Christmas speech.

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Al-Sharif Nassef

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and beyond, writes Al-Sharif Nassef.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of 'the ...

Austin Bodetti

Ibrahim Ozdemir: One of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists

İbrahim Özdemir, one of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists, believes that the growing number of Muslim environmentalists can find inspiration for their aggressive campaign against global warming from Islam itself.

Austin Bodetti

Yemen could soon face an environmental catastrophe

A Yemeni petroleum tanker has spent several years anchored in the Red Sea, but a buildup of gases could cause the ship to explode, sparking an ...

Kaamil Ahmed

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Feature: Where there was once a forest, barren hills now house hundreds of thousands in the world's largest refugee camp.

Haider A. Khan

Dissidents of the International Left

Book Club: Andy Heintz's timely contribution, Dissidents of the International Left, features interviews with 77 left-wing figures from around ...

Sanders must make water his first priority in Israel/Palestine

Wilson Dizard

Sanders must make water his first priority in Israel/Palestine

Comment: Bernie Sanders gets many things wrong about Palestine, writes Wilson Dizard. But he's right about the centrality of water resources to ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN seeks $920-million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The UN refugee agency and the International Organization of Migration said they are looking to raise $920 million to meet the massive needs of ...

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Sylvain Mercadier

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks <em>ecological</em> <em>crisis</em>

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already ...

Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

The New Arab & agencies

Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

Iraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community.

Who is losing the Nile?

Alain Gresh

Who is losing the Nile?

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources it ...

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra Al-Rahim.

Amar Diwakar

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes ...

Orient XXI

Election: Melenchon's vision for France and the Middle East

Interview: Has France's foreign policy helped recruit soldiers to Islamic State, and what should the republic's foreign policy be in Syria, ...

Ian Sinclair

Gulf countries need revolutionary climate action, not glossy mega-projects

Comment: Far from being an uncontroversial, technical issue, climate change is actually a real threat to the status quo - in the Middle East and ...

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Warda Mohamed

Addicted to oil: Capitalism, climate change and armed conflict

Comment: The relatively under-explored connections between climate change, the monopolisation of resources and armed conflict, are seen in ...

Warda Mohamed

COP22: From rhetoric to action

Comment: From 7-18 November, Morocco is hosting the COP22 United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Marking the occasion, this series ...

The capitalism of our times

Bassel Salloukh

The capitalism of our times

Comment: With carbon emissions, property construction and the polarisation of wealth all on the rise, Lebanon showcases some of the worst of the ...

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