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Heritage with a twist: In the first of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Sara Ezzeldin Saeed shares her unexpected cooking journey and the recipe for her homemade creation.

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

The New Arab Staff

Israel account mocked for posting 'UAE-Israel pro-normalisation manicure'

A diplomatic Twitter account was mocked for posting an Israeli-Emirati manicure as a show of Arab support for normalisation.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

It's time to reform the UN

Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

It's time to reform the UN

Comment: The world has changed and the UN failed to keep up. It must abandon the old mindset and move in new, potentially uncomfortable ...

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

Florence Dixon

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

A sleepy Danish town is now the centre of an international spying operation. Does this make the smallest Scandinavian country the new flashpoint ...

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

The New Arab

Sanders calls for 'pro-Palestinian' US policy against 'racist' Netanyahu

Democratic presidential candidates were united in their criticism of Trump’s approach to Israel-Palestine and China’s persecution of Muslims in Thursday’s debate.

The New Arab & agencies

Luxembourg urges EU debate on Palestine recognition

Luxembourg asked for an EU-level debate on recognising Palestinian statehood, securing a promise that EU foreign ministers would "deeply ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Nationwide demonstrations erupted on October 17 over a plunging economy. They quickly grew into calls for sweeping aside Lebanon's entire ruling ...

Rami G. Khouri

Lebanon's historic rebellion faces its moment of reckoning

Comment: The future of Lebanon's unprecedented protests rests on whether its citizens refuse to go back to 'business as usual' this week, writes ...

Trump says 'small' number of US troops in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Trump says 'small' number of US troops in Syria

President Donald Trump said that a small number of US troops remain in Syria, although the controversial withdrawal of soldiers from a key ...

Stasa Salacanin

Why Khashoggi's murder did not impact US-Saudi ties

While some European governments have distanced themselves from the 'bloody prince', this cannot be said for the US administration which remains ...

After Aramco attack: <em>Middle</em> East closer to '1914 moment'

International Crisis Group

After Aramco attack: Middle East closer to '1914 moment'

Comment: Washington's strategy of withdrawing from the nuclear deal and devastating Iran's economy was bound to provoke Tehran, bringing the ...

Egg on Saudi faces as Iraq charm offensive backfires

The New Arab

Egg on Saudi faces as Iraq charm offensive backfires

Despite investing millions of dollars to bring Iraqi Shia Arab clerics closer to Riyadh, it seems Saudi Arabia has once again been snubbed in ...

Saudi Arabia calls for UN investigation over Aramco attacks

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia calls for UN investigation over Aramco attacks

Saudi Arabia has been criticised over its call for an international investigation into the attacks on its oil facilities after previously ...

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