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Israel is committing the crime of 'apartheid' by seeking to maintain 'domination' over Palestinians and its own Arab population, a new HRW report found.

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to the UAE.

Israeli ministers to attend ceremony honouring racist rabbi

The New Arab

Israeli ministers to attend ceremony honouring racist rabbi

The Israeli transport and education ministers will attend a ceremony honouring Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg, who previously praised an Israeli settler who killed 29 Palestinians in 1994.

Promoting Abbas at the expense of Palestine

Ramona Wadi

Promoting Abbas at the expense of Palestine

Comment: A booklet of Abbas' quotes doesn't represent Palestinians any more than he does, writes Ramona Wadi

Syria Weekly: Russia sides with former rebels in Daraa

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia sides with former rebels in Daraa

Our weekly round-up of under-reported news from Syria focuses on how regime troops and Iran are treating Daraa and its territories as spoils of ...

The New Arab

US university votes to suspend Israel study abroad

Pitzer College voted on Thursday to suspend the university's study abroad programme in Haifa, Israel, but the university's president said the decision could not be implemented.

Usman Butt

Islam and the European Reformation

Comment: Early Protestant thinkers were obsessed with Islam as the Reformation broke down barriers between Christian and Muslim nations, writes ...

Diana Alghoul

Coca-Cola 'donated thousands of dollars' to extremist Zionist group

A document from the Israel Corporations Authority has revealed that Israel’s Coca-Cola franchisee, the Central Bottling Company, donated $13,850 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul church turned into IS religious police base

The walls of Um al-Mauna Church in Iraq's west Mosul were plastered with IS propaganda before it was recaptured by Iraqi troops this week.

Russian soldiers advised to scare Syrians by saying 'mukhabarat'

The New Arab

Russian soldiers advised to scare Syrians by saying 'mukhabarat'

The Russian military has advised troops deployed to Syria to tell "annoying locals" they are members of the country's feared intelligence ...

The New Arab

Rolling a fat lie: regime propaganda up in smoke

Images have appeared on social media depicting FSA soldiers using a regime pamphlet calling on residents to leave East Aleppo as ...

Turkish-backed Syria fighters advancing on IS-held Dabiq

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish-backed Syria fighters advancing on IS-held Dabiq

Turkish-backed fighters advanced Saturday on the northern Syrian town of Dabiq, which has become a rallying cry for the Islamic State group as ...

Can Khan defeat the politics of fear in London?

Tom Charles

Can Khan defeat the politics of fear in London?

Comment: While the Tory campaign uses dirty tactics to associate Labour's Mayoral candidate with terrorism, Khan remains upbeat about the ...

Iraqi troops storm into centre of IS held Ramadi

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi troops storm into centre of IS held Ramadi

Iraqi forces stormed the centre of Ramadi on Tuesday in a drive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in a city ...

IS publishes 'rules of female slavery'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

IS publishes 'rules of female slavery'

Analysis: The Islamic State group has released a pamphlet that tries to justify sexual assault of non-Muslim women and girls.

Alex Wright

Egypt editor quits after publication of anti-Christian pamphlet

Mohammed Omara, resigns as editor in chief of Sawt al-Azhar after backlash against pamphlet which called Christianity a failed religion.

Uthman al-Mukhtar

Islamic State group 'seeks prisoner swap' with Iraqi government

The offer of a deal may indicate that the IS is under pressure from the US-led airstrikes.

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