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Ahmet Altan was released from the Silivri prison on Istanbul's western outskirts a few hours after the verdict was announced on Wednesday.

Public Works Minister Michel Najjar told reporters that he has signed an amendment of the decree that would formally extend Lebanon’s border.

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italian PM calls Turkey's Erdogan 'dictator' following sofagate scandal

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan a dictator amid tensions over the so-called 'sofagate' scandal.

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American influence continues to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New audio 'undermines' Jordan's claims of foreign plot

A new audio recording indicates that Jordanian authorities tried to silence a former crown prince for meeting with internal critics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Trita Parsi

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by Tehran, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran and China to sign 25-year cooperation treaty

Iran and China are to sign a 25-year cooperation agreement on Saturday, the Iranian foreign ministry has announced

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US pledges 15 million to Palestinians affected by coronavirus

“This urgent, necessary aid is one piece of our renewed commitment to the Palestinian people.”

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Turkey rejects Macron's claim of election 'interference'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rejects Macron's claim of election 'interference'

Turkey condemned French President Emmanuel Macron's claim that Ankara plans to interfere in France's next presidential election.

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens to express their grievances.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

France's Interior Ministry is upset with municipal authorities in Strasbourg for approving a loan to a Muslim confederation which has refused to ...

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia regrets US 'passed up' chance for Putin-Biden talks

Vladimir Putin had offered to hold virtual talks with Joe Biden after the US president described him as a 'killer'.

Eid al-Fitr becomes vacation day for Pittsburgh schools

The New Arab Staff

Eid al-Fitr becomes vacation day for Pittsburgh schools

The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr will be a vacation in all schools in the US city of Pittsburgh, the local school district has announced.

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

Brooke Anderson

Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, advocacy groups immediately spoke out against the killing of eight people, six of whom were Asian ...

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

Record number of Muslim American political 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.

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