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Analysis: Fault lines in the Gulf crisis have long played out in the Eastern Mediterranean, but that could be set to change.

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on Ascension Island, writes Malia Bouattia.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

France and UK play blame game over migrant deaths

Malia Bouattia

France and UK play blame game over migrant deaths

Comment: A racist Tory government is doing everything it can to worsen conditions for asylum seekers and refugees. This death is on their hands, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece, Cyprus seek tougher EU stand on Mediterranean dispute

Cyprus and Greece urged the EU to adopt a tougher stance against Turkey's exploration in the eastern Mediterranean.

The New Arab Staff

Militarisation of Libyan oil fields 'leads to Beirut-like disaster'

The Libyan government warned against the militarisation of Libyan oil fields.

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for ...

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, ...

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

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

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 ...

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

Anisa Abeytia

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, writes Anisa Abeytia.

Rami G. Khouri

Lebanon's divisive new cabinet faces a near impossible task

Comment: Lebanon has formed a controversial new government in a polarised, charged atmosphere, and protesters are not going to be easily ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tensions in Yemen's Hodeida cripple peace hopes

With failures to fully address the root causes of Yemen's conflict, fighting has continued, and Hodeida still remains the country's most ...

Belén Fernández

Chile and Israel: a murderous match?

Comment: The Chilean government is using Israeli military hardware and expertise to help execute a brutal repression, and not for the first ...

Why going home is not an option for Syrians

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why going home is not an option for Syrians

As Syrians face pressure from host countries to return home, many face dangers of returning to a broken state where they will be pushed into ...

Sabiha Allouche

Making sense of Israa Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Comment: Sabiha Allouche explores the myths of 'Arab men', 'Arab women', and 'honour killings' in the wake of the death of Israa Ghrayeb, and ...

Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem

Charlie Faulkner

Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem

Feature: Imbala was opened at the beginning of last year by a handful of activists with the aim of creating a communal space for co-resistance ...

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Kareem Chehayeb

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Book Club: Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the Syrian regime and the failings of the uprising in his latest book Syria After the ...

How Europe's lurch to the right emboldens Israel

Ramona Wadi

How Europe's lurch to the right emboldens Israel

Comment: The security narrative is helping both the EU and Israel carry out their far-right agendas, writes Ramona Wadi.

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