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Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade justifying Assad's crimes to the world.

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the decision couldn't have come at a worse time.

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver Palestinian statehood.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

The New Arab Staff

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopians fleeing fighting return to famine-era Sudan camps

Ethiopians who were once refugees in Sudan are being forced to go back to the camps after fighting escalates.

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

The New Arab Staff

System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

Award-winning metal band System of a Down say they are grateful for an outpour of support after they released their first single in 15 ...

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to immediately provide ...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

There are hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians who are fleeing the Tigray region following intense conflict in the region.

Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump defies election loss, Biden ignores him

The formal process of Joe Biden's transition is being blocked by Donald Trump as he attempts to overturn the election results in court over ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians in Lebanon rejoice at Trump's presidential defeat

Palestinians in Lebanon had gathered to celebrate Donald Trump's election loss.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Wall Street dips as Biden nears finish line

Wall Street dipped after four straight days of rises as vote counting across US battleground states showed Joe Biden is heading for victory.

World markets rally as markets shrug off election limbo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World markets rally as markets shrug off election limbo

The world watches with baited breath as the US elections slowly draw to a close.

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

Singer Wissam Magdy has recorded a bizarre English-language version of a 1999 song praising former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, turning it ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

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