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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 Israeli politics.

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king to address nation on palace turmoil

After the dramatic events involving Prince Hamzah, the king of Jordan has announced that he will make an address.

Lessons in intolerance

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our ...

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait ends pretrial jail time for freedom of opinion

Critics say the move will have little impact in protecting free speech in Kuwait.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blinken seeks Israel's 'equal' treatment of Palestinians

Antony Blinken has called for equal treatment for the Palestinians after increasing aid commitments to Palestine.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force ...

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for ...

London university gets its first hijabi student union president

The New Arab Staff

London university gets its first hijabi student union president

Shaima Dallali warned students and universities are facing pressure from the UK government to adopt legislation that would "hinder the students' ...

Brooke Anderson

BDS win: Virginia governor hopeful backs Israel boycott movement

In rare move, Lee Carter, a candidate running for governor of Virginia, expressed strong support for the Israel boycott movement.

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan becomes Africa’s first-ever Muslim woman president

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan becomes Africa’s first-ever Muslim woman president

Tanzanian Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the African continent’s first ever Muslim woman president following the mysterious death of ...

Free <em>speech</em>, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

Popular video sharing app TikTok has been blocked in Pakistan once again over concerns of immoral content.

Afghan schoolgirls face ban from singing at public events

The New Arab Staff

Afghan schoolgirls face ban from singing at public events

Critics have slammed the decision by the education ministry as a return to Taliban-era policies.

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Turkey detains 13 for 'insulting' Erdogan on Women's Day

Police said the group had chanted 'slogans' but did not elaborate.

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous ...

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, ...

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition <em>of</em> anti-Semitism

The New Arab Staff

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly ...

The New Arab Staff

US lawmakers urge Blinken to pressure Turkey over violations

Nearly 200 members of Congress have petitioned the secretary of state for action over Turkey's 'democratic backsliding'.

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an ...

Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

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