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Benjamin Netanyahu is using Donald Trump's controversial Middle East plan to entice voters into giving him a decisive victory in the general elections in March.

Comment: Israel's reaction to the investigation shows a deep-seated fear of the potential consequences of its oppression of the Palestinian people, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Americans want a more progressive foreign policy

CJ Werleman

Americans want a more progressive foreign policy

Comment: Even the most progressive of candidates would have the weight of a skewed system to contend with once in the Oval office, writes CJ Werleman.

Russia, Saudi Arabia seal oil deal during Putin visit

The New Arab & agencies

Russia, Saudi Arabia seal oil deal during Putin visit

Following talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman, the two countries agreed to bolster cooperation among the ...

Death, disappearance and fear rule Assad's forced 'reconciliation' areas

Akram Touma

Death, disappearance and fear rule Assad's forced 'reconciliation' areas

Comment: Caught between forced recruitment or arrest by Assad's security forces, the choice for many Syrians is an impossible one, writes Akram ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump praises Pakistan's role in 'progress' on Afghan peace

President Trump hailed Pakistan's help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, in a marked shift in tone as the United States seeks an accord with the Taliban.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libyan sides vie for support from capricious White House

Comment: US backing is deemed to be a game-changer in Libya, with Haftar and the GNA both hoping to win over a largely disinterested president, ...

Joe Lo

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

According to an archived document, the UK and UAE governments tried to deport the editor of a London-based Arab newspaper for a "scandalous" ...

The New Arab

Far-right Israeli politician advocates return to biblical law

Far-right pro-settlement Bezalel Smotrich - who hopes to be Israel's next justice minister - is advocating for a return to Jewish law ...

UAE fingerprints are all over Libya's incumbent coup

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

UAE fingerprints are all over Libya's incumbent coup

Comment: The UAE's outright support for General Haftar is undermining the country's efforts for a democratic transition, writes Jonathan ...

Ramona Wadi

Jerusalem has already been sold

Comment: Portraying the PA as the sole voice of the Palestinian people is hampering their struggle for liberation, writes Ramona Wadi.

Syrian return: A matter of politics or humanitarianism?

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Syrian return: A matter of politics or humanitarianism?

The debate around refugee's return on a wider scale is a deeply contentious topic, increasingly used by governments and politicians as a tool to ...

Assad troops arresting former White Helmets 'every day'

Florence Dixon

Assad troops arresting former White Helmets 'every day'

Civilians and humanitarian workers who signed 'ceasefire' deals with the Syrian regime that assured their safety are now being arrested ...

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

No major assault planned on Syria's Idlib: Moscow

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No major assault planned on Syria's Idlib: Moscow

Moscow contradicted Assad's pledges to retake the northern Syrian rebel stronghold by force, saying there "can be no question of an operation, ...

Imad K. Harb

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Comment: Repatriating over 12 million refugees and internally displaced people cannot be done on a whim, writes Imad K. Harb.

The New Arab

Palestinians continue to suffer in Syria's Yarmouk camp

The last residents in Yarmouk refugee camp still live under constant bombardment and are trapped in the fighting, unable to leave their homes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Prince Alwaleed struck 'secret deal' with Saudi government

Saudi Prince Alwaleed - believed to be among the richest men in the world - made a deal with the Riyadh government to end his prolonged ...

The American parasites of the Middle East

Nicholas Morley

The American parasites of the Middle East

Comment: Rank opportunism in the Trump administration is being taken advantage of to redraw borders and consolidate power, writes Nicholas ...

The New Arab & agencies

Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians mark Orthodox Christmas amid boycott calls

Palestinians called for the boycott of the Greek Orthodox church on Saturday, after it allowed controversial sales of its property in mainly ...

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Malia Bouattia

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Comment: The international community can feign outrage at Trump's announcement but it cannot ignore its longstanding complicity in the process ...

Palestinians look forward to a political breakthrough

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians look forward to a political breakthrough

The Cairo deal could yet pave the way to fresh elections in Palestine, offering a glimpse of hope that the blockade of Gaza may be lifted, ...

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