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Hopes for a lasting peace remain unclear as a week of UN-led political talks come to a close.

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

Germany asks Libya's Sarraj to delay resignation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany asks Libya's Sarraj to delay resignation

Fayez al-Sarraj is set to step down at the end of the month.

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Ali Adam

How the Arab League failed Palestine

Analysis: The Arab League's failure to condemn normalisation deals with Israel has soured already complicated ties with Palestine.

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

The New Arab Staff

France presents Lebanon with reforms 'roadmap' to unlock aid

Emmanuel Macron demands a central bank audit, a new government, and early elections in Lebanon in order for it to access the foreign aid it has ...

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

WHO: no proof from US on Wuhan lab claims

The New Arab & agencies

WHO: no proof from US on Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support "speculative" claims by the US president that the ...

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

The New Arab & agencies

Arab economies take massive shocks following oil price crash

Economies across the Arab World are expected to face massive shocks, including debt crises and cuts in salaries which could potentially lead to unrest, as oil prices crash.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon needs more than social distancing to beat coronavirus

Comment: A track record of 'deliberate inaction' when it comes to policymaking has left Lebanon completely ill-equipped to tackle the ...

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

Shan. A. Zain

Is Afghanistan on the brink of Middle-East proxy war?

As the US seeks to remove troops from Afghanistan, will the country become another battleground for regional rivals, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and ...

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

Sabena Siddiqui

Pakistan and Qatar's key role in Afghan peace deal

For nearly two years, Doha became the political headquarters of the Taliban and mediation efforts between the US and the Afghan side ...

Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Allawi steps down as PM-designate

Iraq's prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi bowed out Sunday from the task of forming a government, as two rockets crashed near the US ...

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

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