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Sisi's pantomime referendum

Sam Hamad

Sisi's pantomime referendum

Comment: The armed forces' role as the ruling force of the tyrannical state is now official, writes Sam Hamad.

Netanyahu's re-election makes recognising Palestine more urgent than ever

Muhammad Shehada

Netanyahu's re-election makes recognising Palestine more urgent than ever

Comment: EU member states should recognise both parties in the peace process as states on an equal footing, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Libya's warlord Haftar wages war for power control

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's warlord Haftar wages war for power control

Comment: If Haftar is successful, it could derail any hopes of transitioning to a constitutional, democratic Libya, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Saudi women activists should be honoured, not imprisoned

Adam Coogle

Saudi women activists should be honoured, not imprisoned

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul has been on a cruel and unpredictable ...

Malia Bouattia

Revolution and repression on the streets of Algeria

Comment: The president's resignation also marked the start of the counter revolution, but so far, the Algerian people are still one step ahead, writes Malia Bouattia.

Ramona Wadi

Aid will never be a substitute for Palestinian statehood

Comment: Much like the Oslo Accords, if Trump's 'Deal of the Century' offers aid in place of statehood, it will be flawed from the outset, writes Ramona Wadi.

Lawrence Pintak

Trump's raw meat for the Islamophobic trolls

Comment: The president's own tweets are feeding into a disturbing online echo chamber of Islamophic trolls, write Lawrence Pintak, Brian J. Bowe, and Jonathan Albright.

Hadi's return to Yemen's parliament shores up Saudi interests

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Hadi's return to Yemen's parliament shores up Saudi interests

Comment: Yemeni president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's rare visit to parliament is likely provoke further tensions and serve Saudi interests, writes ...

Is it time to consider a more federalised Iraq?

Paul Iddon

Is it time to consider a more federalised Iraq?

Comment: Could granting more autonomy to the oil-rich region of Basra help its residents improve their livelihood? asks Paul Iddon.

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's true reformers are being kept behind bars

Comment: The repressive and patriarchal Saudi regime continues its brutal crackdown on women's rights activists, and is anything but a force for 'reform', writes Sam Hamad.

Bashair Ahmed

Sudan's revolution risks being stolen from under our noses

Comment: Bashir's state of emergency remains in place and no sight of a civilian government is emerging. This is a critical time for Sudan's revolution, writes Bashair Ahmed.

CJ Werleman

A savage new campaign to wipe out surviving Rohingya

Comment: There's growing evidence the military junta in Myanmar is using its ground offensive against separatists as a pretext to 'clean out,' the remaining Rohingya, writes CJ Werleman.