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"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Trumpism and the political future of America

Brooke Anderson

Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the case.

Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims

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Sri Lanka sticks to cremation of Muslim Covid-19 victims

Sri Lanka's controversial decision to cremate the bodies of Muslims who died of coronavirus has been met with intense opposition by the ...

Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

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Iran's ultraconservative cleric Mesbah-Yazdi dies

Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, 85, was under medical care and hospitalised days ago due to a "digestive disease" at a Tehran hospital.

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

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Iran's ex-judiciary chief Yazdi dies: state media

Ultraconservative Mohammad Yazdi served as the president of the Assembly of Experts - a body tasked with appointing the supreme leader - in 2015.

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

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UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

The British Labour party has refused to re-admit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks.

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Biden may 'change course' on Iran, but obstacles abound

Unlike four years ago, the Iran issue was largely absent from campaigning for the 2020 US presidential election, and Biden's proposals on the ...

Biden's victory cannot mean complacency

Zaina Ujayli

Biden's victory cannot mean complacency

Comment: America may have survived Trump, but now we must work to shore up the cracks in the foundation of our fragile democracy, writes Zaina ...

UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

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UAE ministers arrive in Israel for first official visit

A UAE delegation has arrived in Israel for a high-profile visit.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's newly elected parliament convenes despite pandemic

Iranian lawmakers were sworn in after many MPs arrived for the opening ceremony wearing face masks and observing social distancing regulations.

The New Arab & agencies

Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

The New Arab

Iranian vice-president, former US hostage spokesperson struck by coronavirus

Iran’s Vice-President for Women’s Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who was also the spokeswoman for the hostage-takers who seized the US Embassy in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian hardliners seize Tehran amid record low turnout

Officials have blamed the low turnout on the coronavirus outbreak and enemy 'propaganda'.

Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says 'enemies' used coronavirus to sabotage election

Iran's supreme leader accused foreign media of trying to use the outbreak to sabotage the country's general election.

The New Arab & agencies

Conservatives lead as Iran poll results trickle in

Iran's conservatives appear to be leading in an election marred by the disqualification of many candidates by authorities.

US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

The New Arab & agencies

US sanctions Iranian officials for barring candidates

The officials targeted ahead of Friday's vote include Ahmad Jannati, a 92-year-old cleric who, according to the Treasury Department, oversaw the ...

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

The New Arab & agencies

Iran votes in general election marred by disqualifications

As parliamentary polls opened in Iran, voter turnout may falter due to disappointment among voters.

The legitimacy crisis and upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran

Amir Delshad

The legitimacy crisis and upcoming parliamentary elections in Iran

Comment: The disqualification of many reformist candidates coupled with voter apathy, could spell a victory for the conservatives in Iran's ...

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