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Senior US military leaders reportedly believe there could be a resurgence of Al-Qaeda or that the Taliban could take Kabul.

Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says South Sudan has strong economic promise

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic prosperity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

The commission's creation comes six months after the highly controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

Ex-secretary of state Pompeo to join Fox News

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Ex-secretary of state Pompeo to join Fox News

"I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart ...

Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly collapsed.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister ...

Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

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Turkish prosecutor indicts French journalists over Erdogan-mocking caricature

A Turkish prosecutor called for four French journalists to be sentenced to up to four years in prison over a cartoon mocking Erdogan

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Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

Hundreds of pages that 'spread violence-glorifying material' continue to operate on Facebook, non-profit Avaaz says.

137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

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137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

More than 200 people have been killed in the Mali-Niger border region in just over a week.

Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

The New Arab Staff

Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

Moroccan-Dutch politician Kauthar Bouchallikht faced an 'Islamophobic and racist' campaign against her election bid, supporters say.

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

East Jerusalem's Palestinians will not be allowed to vote in Tuesday's election as they are considered as residents despite paying ...

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