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The 'A' word: Is Israel's censorship strategy sustainable?

Hilary Aked

The 'A' word: Is Israel's censorship strategy sustainable?

Comment: Israel and its allies will need to engage in ever more outrageous censorship to keep a lid on the burgeoning criticism of it, writes Hilary Aked.

As Mosul falls, a new threat to peace looms

Mona Alami

As Mosul falls, a new threat to peace looms

Comment: The war on IS has partially suppressed disagreements among the different Shia blocs in Iraq, but as victory draws closer, tensions are ...

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Sam Hamad

Syria's 'peace process' is Russia's new weapon

Comment: Russia supports the Syria 'peace process' not because it wants 'peace', but because it knows that total victory for Assad is a near ...

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Monique Bouffé

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Comment: Japan's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from South Sudan ...

James Denselow

The battle to rebuild Syria

Comment: Despite recent violence reminding us that the Syrian conflict is by no means over, debate is raging around how the country will be rebuilt, writes James Denselow.

Usaid Siddiqui

Iraq: The legacy of a disastrous invasion lives on

Comment: A straight line can be drawn from the day the invasion began 14 years ago, to what is unfolding in Iraq today, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Remembering Iraq's 14 years of terror, not freedom

Comment: Iraqis were promised democracy, freedom and human rights by the US and its allies, instead they got a decade and a half of death and destruction, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Scottish independence referendum is welcome in these bleak times

Sam Hamad

Scottish independence referendum is welcome in these bleak times

Comment: And it is precisely these times that have made this referendum necessary, writes Sam Hamad.

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Khalid Al-Karimi

Inside Yemen, six years after the 'Friday of Dignity'

Comment: Khalid Al-Karimi remembers the massacre that sparked Yemen's ongoing war.

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's conflict revolves around power and oil

Comment: Battles over the oil crescent and the capital are framing the ongoing civil war, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Tara Sepehri Far

Iran should pressure Syria to stop chemical attacks

Comment: On the anniversary of the Halabja massacre in the Iraq-Iran war, Tehran should honour its own victims of chemical weapons attacks, writes Tara Sepehri Far.

Bård Kårtveit

Are Copts at risk because of their Sisi support?

Comment: Egypt's Christians have paid a high price for their unrelenting support of the president, becoming a target of extremist groups, writes Bård Kårtveit.

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Tommaso Segantini

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Comment: Europe's militarised fortress keeps out the global poor and the victims of war, while private companies fuel conflicts and profit from ...

The challenges of being Muslim in America today

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The challenges of being Muslim in America today

Comment: Global icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, writing exclusively in The New Arab, ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mubarak's acquittal: Back to square one?

Comment: Rather than being a source of shock and anger, Mubarak's recent acquittal on all charges is a reminder that the 'deep state' is very much intact, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

Usaid Siddiqui

Can merging regions bring peace and justice to Pakistan?

Comment: As the north-western tribal areas prepare to be incorporated into Pakistan's regional governance system, many predict an end to 'terrorism' here, as long as the government listens...

Farid Esack

Deja vu for a South African in Palestine

Comment: Farid Esack - South African veteran of the liberation struggle, explores the similarities and differences between life under Apartheid in South Africa and Palestine.