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The Gaza bloodshed has shown most Gulf Arab citizens still support the Palestinians despite normalisation deals between their leaders and Israel.

In-depth: As Palestinians are facing increasing Israeli violence, can British party politics keep up?

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan accuses Azerbaijan of 'subversive infiltration'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan accuses Azerbaijan of 'subversive infiltration'

Armenia's acting PM accused Azerbaijan of 'encroachment' and convened an emergency meeting of his security council.

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

Dario Sabaghi

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

In-depth: Cannabis legalisation in Morocco could provide economic opportunity, dependant upon Europe, party politics, and upcoming elections.

EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over <em>political</em> deadlock

The New Arab Staff

EU preparing to sanction Lebanese officials over political deadlock

France has repeatedly expressed its frustrations with Lebanon's ruling class.

The New Arab Staff

Sweden Democrats leader wants to follow Denmark's immigration policies

Jimmie Åkesson said that his party, Sweden Democrats, will lead the line on migration policies in the Scandinavian country.

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak has a secret weapon

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Hamas 'ready' for war or peace: Haniyeh

Hamas' chief said 'the resistance is ready' for either eventuality.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Opposition fighters withdraw from Mogadishu after deadly clashes

Hundreds of opposition fighters withdrew from positions they had held in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, since late April.

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French FM threatens sanctions, says Lebanon faces 'collective suicide'

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drianheld held talks on Thursday with President Michel Aoun and other senior Lebanese politicians.

West urges Libyan election preparations, cautions against 'disruptive changes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

West urges Libyan election preparations, cautions against 'disruptive changes'

A joint statement by France, Germany, Italy, the US and Britain calls for the 'constitutional and legal basis for these elections' to be settled ...

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

The New Arab Staff

Yemen PM visits Marib as Houthi desperation grows

Yemen's prime minister has visited conflict-torn Marib in a show of support and strength, as UN-brokered ceasefire effort falters.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Le Drian in Lebanon with a message of 'firmness’

Jean-Yves Le Drian is to visit Lebanon as the country struggles with crippling economic problems and a failure to form a government.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

Tala Ramadan

Saudi Arabia's produce ban sends Lebanon a political message

In-depth: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Lebanese produce comes as the country is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its modern ...

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into anarchy under ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election <em>crisis</em>?

Faisal Ali

Can Somalia's prime minister end the country's election crisis?

Analysis: After tensions in Mogadishu spilled over into violence, Somalia's political players want to give the prime minister the ...

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price <em>crisis</em>

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

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