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An American contractor died during an altercation with US Marines in Iraq, prompting a trial.

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, writes Nima Gerami.

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Bolton to release book unveiling litany of Trump misconduct

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Bolton to release book unveiling litany of Trump misconduct

The former security advisor's explosive new book will suggest Trump committed impeachable offences beyond Ukraine, and that his entire foreign ...

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Josh Ruebner

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege ...

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but not without its flaws.

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Trump's malaria drug use to be 'welcomed' in India

India's policy on the decades-old drug, used to prevent malaria and treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, drastically changed following remarks ...

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 ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

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

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

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Pakistan PM requests special Ramadan broadcast of Turkish series

Pakistan's prime minister has personally requested the broadcast of television series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul', which is known as the Turkish 'Game ...

Whistleblower awarded $11 million, exposes UAE gold refinery corruption

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Whistleblower awarded $11 million, exposes UAE gold refinery corruption

A whistleblower who had feared for his life has been awarded millions of dollars in damages after he found irregularities in a UAE gold refinery ...

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Malia Bouattia

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Comment: Thought using Africans to develop vaccines was a thing of colonial times past? Think again, writes Malia Bouattia.

French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

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French doctors propose testing coronavirus vaccine 'on Africans'

Two French doctors have come under fire for suggesting a vaccine for coronavirus should be tested in Africa.

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Laura Albast

Gantz discards Joint List, cedes the throne to Netanyahu

Comment: Faced with coronavirus and the prospect of cooperation with the Arab Joint List, Gantz unites with Netanyahu to defeat a joint enemy, ...

Sam Hamad

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Comment: Don't be fooled, it's not humanitarian help UAE is offering Assad, its normalisation of his tyrannical regime, writes Sam Hamad

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UN chief names new head of Palestinian refugee agency

The UN has appointed a new chief for its crisis-stricken Palestinian refugees agency.

The New Arab

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

Israel's male-dominated political stage is set for a small but significant shake-up as four Palestinian women championing equality on all fronts ...

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

Israeli commander sacked for trying to acquire Palestinian tahini

The New Arab

Israeli commander sacked for trying to acquire Palestinian tahini

Top commanders allegedly ordered a senior handler to send agents to a Palestinian village in the West Bank to buy boxes of tahini.

The New Arab

Israeli firm 'may have helped Saudis hack Bezos' phone'

Israeli cyberattack firm NSO may have been involved in Mohammed bin Salman's alleged hacking of Amazon's billionaire boss Jeff Bezos' phone.

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

Diana Alghoul

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

It almost seems as though the rise in veganism in the Arab world directly correlates with 'Western influence' – but how true is this?

Erdogan vows military support to Libya amid rising tensions

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Erdogan vows military support to Libya amid rising tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to increase military aid to the internationally-recognised Libyan government, which is fighting ...

Greek foreign minister visits east Libya amid Turkey tensions

The New Arab

Greek foreign minister visits east Libya amid Turkey tensions

Nikos Dendias landed briefly at Benghazi airport where he met the head of Libya's parallel eastern government Abdullah al-Thani and its foreign ...

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