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Comment: The shameful food parcels handed out to needy parents show once again how a privatised pandemic response puts profit over people, writes Malia Bouattia.

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Ali Bakeer

Gulf crisis: Will reconciliation reshape the region's power balance?

Analysis: The breakthrough in resolving the Gulf crisis will have geopolitical implications, creating both new opportunities and challenges.

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

James J. Zogby

Palestinians: Victims of 'cancel culture'

Comment: 'Cancel culture' is nothing new. It's been around for decades, with Arab Americans and Palestinian human rights ​supporters as the main ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a whole, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Numbers don't lie:' Walls close in on defiant Trump

The incumbent president is becoming more and more isolated as fellow Republicans seek to distance themselves from his rhetoric over Biden's win.

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

UN announces details of permanent ceasefire in Libya

The New Arab Staff

UN announces details of permanent ceasefire in Libya

The United Nations have released crucial details of a permanent ceasefire in Libya, including the withdrawal of foreign fighters for at least ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya ceasefire 'a ray of hope': Germany

A UN-brokered ceasefire 'finally promises a change of course from military to political logic, said the German foreign minister.

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Rabyaah Althaibani

How a Biden White House can end Yemen's war

Comment: If Biden is serious about ending Yemen's war, he must listen to Yemeni-Americans' calls for ending US support for Saudi Arabia and ...

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim ...

Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon, Israel begin landmark maritime border talks

Lebanon and Israel have began talks to settle a maritime border dispute.

'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of others, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'It is clear Lukashenko has to go': France's Macron

Macron has backed the EU's decision not to recognise Lukashenko as the country's president.

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian president accuses RSF of trying to ‘destabilise’ country

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has lashed out at media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, accusing it of trying to ‘destabilise’ the ...

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at 'incapable' Macron

Erdogan and Macron have frequently found themselves in wars of words over conflicts ranging from Libya and Syria to Turkey's maritime dispute ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

'We are not seeking tension,' claimed Turkey's defence minister after flying a fighter jet over the Aegean Sea, where tensions with Greece are ...

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