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As Somalia witnesses its worst political crisis in years, authorities on Saturday stepped in to organise elections to bring an end to the deadlock.

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

Russian military intervenes to halt clashes in Syrian city

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian military intervenes to halt clashes in Syrian city

Intense fighting in Qamishli reportedly erupted following an attack last week by Syrian government-allied fighters on a position manned by Kurdish forces.

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition's Michel Kilo dies in exile from coronavirus

Michel Kilo, a figurehead of the Syrian opposition, lost his life on Monday after releasing a final message to his people.

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Davide Abbatescianni

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Film Review: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s compelling drama follows a daughter willing to uncover her mother’s troubled teenage years ...

Zaina Ujayli

Film Review: The Mauritanian

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to ...

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be allowed to ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in elections: commission

The decision was taken due to combination of 'technical, financial and health issues linked to the Covid-19 crisis', said Jumana Gailai, a ...

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

Sophia Akram

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses ...

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker slams rival for 'being used' by Netanyahu

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker slams rival for 'being used' by Netanyahu

The United Arab List broke away from other Palestinian-Israeli parties over its support for the Likud Party.

Record number of Muslim American <em>political</em> candidates in 2020

Brooke Anderson

Record number of Muslim American political candidates in 2020

A report found a record number of Muslim candidates have run for 2020 political office in the US.

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Nazli Tarzi

The disingenuous promise of early elections in Iraq

Analysis: Mustafa al-Kadhimi is seeking to appease Iraq's protest movement by promising early elections, but politically astute Iraqis recognise ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

Nazli Tarzi

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for women

Almost two decades after the US-led invasion of Iraq, promises of representation and empowerment for women have all but fallen flat.

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The New Arab Staff

Open letter slams BBC after 'Islamophobic' interview

The letter by Jewish Voice for Labour calls on the BBC to issue a statement in which it recommits to engage with Muslim women “in good faith”.

Eight Lebanese detained in UAE freed after negotiations

The New Arab Staff

Eight Lebanese detained in UAE freed after negotiations

Eight Lebanese nationals detained in the UAE landed in Beirut on Tuesday after Lebanon's security chief said he negotiated their release

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff

Outrage after Israel arrests UN worker in Jerusalem

Human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of a United Nations worker arrested by Israel last month.

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