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Comment: This is not the first time that Abbas's blind quest to stay in power is costing Palestinians their sovereignty, writes Dalal Yassine.

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ambitious demands, writes Malia Bouattia.

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

The New Arab Staff

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of Western news agencies.

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Nazila Jamshidi

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila ...

Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

Two Lebanese public figures have handed over a file containing new information about Lebanese citizens held in Syria to the public prosecutors.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The Iraq Report: Anti-Iran protests over Karbala killing

Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians threatened by digital monitoring, censorship: report

The report, "#Hashtag Palestine 2020" provides an overview of violations occurring during a year in which Covid-19 turned Palestine upside down.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two killed in Sudan rally over 2019 protests killings

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he was 'shocked' by the killings, calling it a 'crime to use live bullets against peaceful protesters'.

Laura Albast

Big tech is trying to deplatform Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to ...

Blinken says 'all sides need to de-escalate' in Israel-Palestine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blinken says 'all sides need to de-escalate' in Israel-Palestine

The US secretary of state said Israel had a right to respond to rocket attacks by Gaza militants.

The New Arab Staff

US Treasury sanctions more individuals accused of Hezbollah links

Hezbollah's financial firm, Al-Qard Al-Hassan, operates independently from Lebanon's banking sector.

Arab, Muslim countries condemn Israel's assault on Gaza

The New Arab Staff

Arab, Muslim countries condemn Israel's assault on Gaza

Israel's overnight strikes on Gaza, which killed nine children, have drawn round condemnation from regional powers.

Hamas vows to continue rocket attacks against Israel

The New Arab Staff

Hamas vows to continue rocket attacks against Israel

Hamas vowed to continue rocket strikes against Israel following violence on Monday which saw hundreds of Palestinians injured at Jerusalem’s ...

Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new crackdown'

The New Arab Staff

Algeria to ban unauthorised protests in 'new crackdown'

Demonstrations in Algeria have continued, as the Hirak protest movement demands seeks deep changes in the country.

Jordan protesters unite to demand Israel envoy's ouster

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan protesters unite to demand Israel envoy's ouster

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators held angry protests on in Amman demanding an end to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel, following clashes between ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli settlers barricade themselves in Sheikh Jarrah home

Israeli settlers have steel-proofed a home belonging to the Al-Ghawi family of Sheikh Jarrah, while Israeli Knesset members stormed the neighbourhood with military protection.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq journalist targeted in hit undergoes brain surgery

Journalist Ahmed Hassan has undergone brain surgery after being shot in the latest attack against anti-government activists in Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistani soldiers killed, wounded in twin attacks

The Baluchistan province is the target of attacks by Baluch secessionist groups and Taliban.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi reporter seriously wounded day after activist's killing

Journalist Ahmed Hassan was shot, in the latest attack against anti-government activists in Iraq.

Tunisia leaders fight over command of country's security forces

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia leaders fight over command of country's security forces

Tunisia is embroiled in a constitutional crisis as the country's prime minister and president argue over who commands the country's security ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi activist's killing sparks protests against impunity

A leading Iraqi anti-government activist was killed early Sunday.

'Silence is not an option' for east Jerusalem Palestinians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Silence is not an option' for east Jerusalem Palestinians

Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded and dozens arrested following Israeli police violence.

Meet Sam Rasoul, Palestinian-American running for Lieutenant Governor

Brooke Anderson

Meet Sam Rasoul, Palestinian-American running for Lieutenant Governor

As Virginia becomes more diverse and left-leaning, so do opportunities for progressive politics.

US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The New Arab Staff

US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not be ...

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