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Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi.

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new anti-immigration legislation.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and sexual violence, but also in their everyday home lives.

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

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 ...

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US couple arrested over plan to join IS

James Bradley, 20, of New York and Arwa Muthana, 29, from Alabama were stopped on Wednesday as they stepped onto the gangplank of a cargo ship in Newark, New Jersey.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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.

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and ...

Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled <em>war</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

Libya's western government hands power to unity team

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's western government hands power to unity team

Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj has formally handed over power Tuesday to a new interim executive

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

Syria's Asma al-Assad faces <em>war</em> crimes investigation in UK

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Asma al-Assad faces war crimes investigation in UK

Asma Assad, a dual British-Syrian national, could face extradition to the United Kingdom and the loss of her British citizenship if convicted ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli hate speech against Palestinians spikes in 2020

A new report has recorded a rise in hate speech and racist language used online by Israelis against Palestinians and Arabs.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia to host another round of talks on Afghanistan

Russia is set to host Afghanistan peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with representatives from the US, China and ...

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden end America's forever wars?

Analysis: Some suggest that ending post-9/11 military authorisation laws, which give the president a blank cheque to wage war, could be ...

Iraq pegs hopes <em>on</em> Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ...

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in ...

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

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