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Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime expropriates their homes.

Book Club: Massoud Hayoun's intimate memoir weaves family history with politics in a powerful exploration of Arab Jewish identity.

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa Abdel-Fattah.

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Malia Bouattia

Long-Bailey slipped up, but exporting Israeli violence is unacceptable

Comment: Sacking Long-Bailey for making a factual mistake about an otherwise verified practice is a low-down attempt to punish Labour's left, ...

UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights council to investigate systemic racism following protests

UNHRC will investigate systemic racism and discrimination against Black people, stopping short of a more intensive investigation singling out ...

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty gesture, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

Iran boosts Venezuela ties with new coronavirus aid shipment

Venezuela's Planning Minister Ricardo Menendez said Iran gave vital medical supplies and testing kits to help Venezuela against its fight ...

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

The New Arab & agencies

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

With 1,171 officially declared cases, including 105 deaths, Algeria is worse hit than its North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco, and its ...

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Aniqah Choudhri

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Comment: Criticism of Prevent for briefly including Extinction Rebellion misses the point - it's a racist, scheme that fosters fear and ...

Iran warns UK ambassador against 'interference'

The New Arab & agencies

Iran warns UK ambassador against 'interference'

Iran signalled it could expel Britain's ambassador in case of further "interference" in its affairs.

Hezbollah uses Soleimani's killing to shore up shaken legitimacy

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah uses Soleimani's killing to shore up shaken legitimacy

In-depth: Qasem Soleimani's killing is allowing ruling elites in Lebanon, including Hezbollah and its allies, to shift the conversation away ...

The New Arab

Algerian interior minister calls protesters 'traitors and homosexuals'

Algeria Interior Minister Salahedine Dahmoune has called protesters opposed to controversial presidential elections 'traitors, mercenaries, and homosexuals' sparking outrage and a trolling war on Twitter.

Helena Cobban

Pompeo casts international law aside on Israeli settlement policy

Comment: The US' decision to no longer deem Israeli settlements illegal is just the latest example of the Trump administration's rogue-state ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

There's no Islamophobia in the Tory party

Comment: You can't root out something that you view as an attribute, a value and a pre-requisite for becoming prime minister, writes Ruqaya ...

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia accuses US of 'banditry' in guarding Syria's oil

The New Arab

Russia accuses US of 'banditry' in guarding Syria's oil

Russia's defence ministry slammed Washington's most recent U-turn in Syria, describing the move to protect Syria's oil fields as 'international ...

The New Arab

US to send reinforcements to Syria oil fields

If realised, the move would be the first time US troops with armoured vehicles enter Syria.

Stop holding Muslim women to impossible standards

Malia Bouattia

Stop holding Muslim women to impossible standards

Comment: Labour parliamentary candidate Faiza Shaheen's religion and ethnic background apparently make her partly responsible for anything ...

Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

Wilson Dizard

Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

Comment: Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and sanction Turkey has exposed a weak US president with little diplomatic credibility, ...

We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik

Sarah Shaffi

We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik

Book Club: Journalist Nesrine Malik takes what considers to be the six most influential myths behind our age of discontent' and aims to ...

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