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Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

The New Arab Staff

US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be ...

The New Arab Staff

Abbas raises alarm over Israeli 'apartheid' at J Street

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas addressed the liberal pro-Israel lobbying group's 2021 National Conference.

Florence Massena

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US warns of 'consequences' if Navalny dies

The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of "consequences" if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", ...

Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

The New Arab Staff

Recordings show Libyan, Italian officials left migrants to die

Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard show deliberate neglect of migrant vessels which later sank in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Eritrea says troops in Ethiopia's Tigray, vows pullout

A letter posted online by the country's information minister marks Eritrea's first explicit admission of its role in the war in Ethiopia's ...

Palestine slams UK support for Israeli snub of ICC

The New Arab Staff

Palestine slams UK support for Israeli snub of ICC

The Palestinian diplomatic mission to the UK accused Boris Johnson of 'contradicting international law'.

UN alarmed over rise in settler attacks on Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

UN alarmed over rise in settler attacks on Palestinians

Israeli settlers have tried to intimidate and terrorise Palestinians and take over their land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination ...

US prepared to broker peace between Lebanon and Israel

The New Arab Staff

US prepared to broker peace between Lebanon and Israel

The US is prepared to broker maritime talks between Lebanon and Israel as the two countries clash over maritime activities.

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

The New Arab Staff

Jordan slams Israel’s ‘silencing’ of Jerusalem Muslim prayer call

Jordan has condemned Israel for stopping the Muslim call to prayer at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon demands Israel halt offshore gas exploration

Israel has given a Greek firm rights for exploration in waters claimed by Lebanon.

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

The New Arab Staff

Libya to grant visa-free travel for Turkish nationals

Libya has granted visa-free travel for Turkish nationals following a two day visit to the country by the Libyan

Greece agrees to talks with Libya over maritime zone

The New Arab Staff

Greece agrees to talks with Libya over maritime zone

Greece and Libya have agreed to enter talks to mark out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean after Tripoli reiterated an agreement with ...

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

Somali president signs <em>law</em> extending mandate for two years

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s president has signed a bill extending his mandate for a further two years, a move which has been heavily criticised.

How Turkish <em>law</em> empowers abusers and denies women justice

Deniz Yuksel

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in ...

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

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