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Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they recoil against growing authoritarianism, writes Judit

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

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US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 ...

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

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Myanmar protesters block arrests, UN demands Suu Kyi's release

Human rights protesters have taken to the streets against a military coup in Myanmar.

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Israel was the only country to foresee Iran revolution

Israel did not warn its Western allies about the imminent threat to the Shah's regime, despite its foresight.

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Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

Syrian families, who lost members inside Bashar Al-Assad’s prisons, have laid out their plans to seek justice and called for the fates ...

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Russia handed proposal for Joint Military Council in Syria

A Joint Military Council has been proposed to Russia by opposition figures, while a Syrian journalist and political scientist has ...

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

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UK refuses to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

The UK has refused to follow the US' decision of suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying London makes its own decisions ...

US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

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US designates Myanmar military takeover a 'coup'

The United States has called the military takeover and subsequent detainment of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar a 'coup'.

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective ...

Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

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Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

The coup sparked global condemnation, with the United States leading calls for democracy to be immediately restored.

<em>The</em> West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu ...

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

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The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems ...

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to ...

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Execution of Iranian dissident condemned by EU, rights groups

Iran authorities' execution of dissident Ruhollah Zam was criticised by the European Union and rights groups.

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, ...

Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

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Iran to retry 3 sentenced to death over protests

Iran’s supreme court said that it will review the case of three men sentenced to death over their involvement in November 2019 protests ...

Iran accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of spying in misinformation campaign

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Iran accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of spying in misinformation campaign

A report aired on Iranian state-run television claimed that the British-Australian academic was a spy for Israel.

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