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Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam Hamad.

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global alliances, writes Sam Hamad.

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Muhammad Shehada

'Deal of shame': UAE endorses Israel's occupation of Palestine

Comment: UAE had already sold out the Palestinians, now it's taking the credit for 'stopping annexation' - a process that is happening anyway, ...

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Gaia Caramazza

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

Sam Hamad

Facing defeat, Haftar makes a transparent bid for peace

Comment: Sisi's counter-revolutionary track record and Haftar's war on Tripoli put their overtures to peace on very shaky ground, writes Sam Hamad.

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state ...

Malia Bouattia

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Comment: Trevor Phillips' role in the coronavirus BAME inquiry undermines trust from a community most in need of support, writes Malia Bouattia.

Khalil E. Jahshan

Arab vote in Israel seeks to protect Palestinian identity

Opinion: With their exclusion declared a founding principle of the state, Palestinian citizens of Israel will now vote to protect their identity ...

What Prince Charles won't see when he visits Israel

Chris Doyle

What Prince Charles won't see when he visits Israel

Comment: Will the 71-year-old be given a first-class tour of the wonders of the Israeli occupation? It's unlikely, writes Chris Doyle.

Lyndon Peters

Detained in the Gulf? Britain will not protect you

Comment: In 2010, Briton Jaafar al-Hasabi was arrested and tortured in Bahrain. The FCO intervened but belatedly. The FCO's recent record ...

Imran Khan vows to challenge India over Kashmir move

The New Arab & agencies

Imran Khan vows to challenge India over Kashmir move

Imran Khan gave a forceful rebuke of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision Monday to scrap the special status granted to the ...

Eurovision threatens 'consequences' after Palestinian flag makes appearance

The New Arab

Eurovision threatens 'consequences' after Palestinian flag makes appearance

Satirical Icelandic punk band Hatari raised Palestinian flags at Eurovision while Madonna's backing dancers displayed both Palestinian and ...

Eurovision ‘will punish’ Iceland band for showing Palestinian flag

The New Arab

Eurovision ‘will punish’ Iceland band for showing Palestinian flag

Satirical Icelandic punk band Hatari raised Palestinian flags at Eurovision while Madonna's backing dancers displayed both Palestinian and ...

Bouteflika has resigned. Now the real work must begin

Malia Bouattia

Bouteflika has resigned. Now the real work must begin

Comment: The army helped toppled Bouteflika, but they are no ally of the people, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians launch general strike against Israel's 'racist' nation-state law

In Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, schools, universities, government offices and many private businesses were closed as part of the strike.

CJ Werleman

India fabricating threat of IS to suppress Kashmiri activism

Comment: India is conflating Islamic State extremism with Kashmiri independence, to give cover to its repressive occupation strategies, writes ...

The New Arab

Amid backlash, Trump promises Palestinians 'something very good'

Backlash followed Trump's cryptic statements saying Israelis would now pay 'a higher price' after the Jerusalem move, and promised Palestinians ...

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

Egypt rejects Israeli nation-state law on 'racial segregation'

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt rejects Israeli nation-state law on 'racial segregation'

Egypt, one of only two Arab countries to have a peace treaty with Israel, says the law "undermines the chances of achieving peace" with ...

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Khaled Diab

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic ...

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM looks set to lose popular vote

The New Arab

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM looks set to lose popular vote

Unofficial tallies show Malaysia's opposition making early gains in what appears to be a loss of popular vote for the current scandal-hit prime ...

Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

The New Arab

Malaysia proposes ten-year term for fake news

Malaysian human rights activists have expressed alarm as parliament considers passing a law that will dish out tough prison sentences for people ...

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