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Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian rights and autonomy, writes Ramona Wadi.

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a single-issue voting bloc.

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this dark moment, writes Carmen Geha.

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

The New Arab Staff

Iran authorities 'disrupt internet' during Shajarian tribute

The death of singer Shajarian prompted thousands of Iranians to take to the streets in remembrance.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's mini-libraries: 'a candle in the dark'

The Yemen Reads campaign is establishing libraries across Sanaa to reignite peoples' interest in books.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran ordered to pay $1.4bn over missing ex-FBI agent

A US court has ruled Iran owes the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who is presumed to have died in Iranian custody, over $1.4bn in ...

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

Diana Alghoul

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

Donald Trump names conservative to US Supreme Court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Donald Trump names conservative to US Supreme Court

Barrett is a Conservative, and Trump's appointment brings the court closer to the right.

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Comment: Forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent raises serious questions about foreign influence on US politics, and is a worrying attack on ...

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Khamenei: war with Iraq proved Iran can defend itself

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Khamenei: war with Iraq proved Iran can defend itself

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Islamic republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq showed the country can defend itself, without ...

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another injured by unknown militias.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran gas attack victims say horrors are a warning

Iraq's gas attack on Sardasht, a Kurdish town in northwestern Iran, is considered to be the first time chemical weapons deliberately targeted ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

Palestinian survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre still remember the horrible events of 16th September 1982, in which up to 3,500 people ...

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

The New Arab Staff

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Aisha Yusuff

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in Sahar ...

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Ramona Wadi

Israel-UAE 'peace plane' leaves suffering Gazans behind

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address ...

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

The New Arab Staff

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in memory of the victims of the chemical attacks in Ghouta seven years ...

'Cultivating settlements': Israel's colonial expansion rebranded

Ramona Wadi

'Cultivating settlements': Israel's colonial expansion rebranded

Comment: Dropping the term 'annexation' will make it easier for Israel to continue its colonial project without being reprimanded by the ...

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