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Analysis: Macron has made an impressive start, winning an overwhelming majority in parliament. What might his presidency have in store for French Arabs, and France's foreign policy? asks Bachar El-Halabi

Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Jo Schietti.

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Europe's fortress condemns refugees to Libyan danger

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Europe's fortress condemns refugees to Libyan danger

In-depth: The collusion of far-right European politicians with Libyan authorities is making a life-threatening journey much more dangerous, ...

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Paola Tamma

The price of love: Migration rules punishing British-Yemeni families

Investigation: Britons are being separated from foreign spouses and children, ...

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Karim Traboulsi

Anti-Qatar blockade: Consequence of Doha's support for Arab Spring?

Analysis: What really lies at the heart of Gulf accusations against the Qataris? American academic and Middle East affairs analyst Professor Gary Sick talks to The New Arab.

Robert Cusack

London fire: Contractors used 'cheap, flammable materials'

The cladding used on the outside of the building is illegal in the United States and Germany and may have caused the fire to spread quicker.

Maryam Al-Khater

The Gulf siege of Qatar backfires

The Gulf blockade on Qatar was a blessing in disguise, turning into a tsunami-like reverse blockade against its creators in several ways, writes Maryam Al-Khater.

Sexual assault in MENA 'caused by fragile male ego'

Robert Cusack

Sexual assault in MENA 'caused by fragile male ego'

A new survey of over 10,000 people found that many young men were trying to reassert their damaged masculinity caused by a poor economy by ...

The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence and foreign intrigues

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence and foreign intrigues

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Rami Almeghari

Ramadan looks different in Gaza

"I am not planning to buy more sweets during this holy month," a Gaza resident told The New Arab, as the under-siege enclave becomes overwhelmed by poverty.

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

Paul Iddon

Battle of the bottle: Iraq's love-hate relationship with booze

Analysis: While Iraq's drinking culture is not as open and vibrant as it once was, there are bright embers of that dying fire still glowing brightly, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces increases, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Human rights and IS wrongs

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Is Qatar paying the price for its pro-Palestine stance? Is Qatar paying the price for its pro-Palestine stance?

The New Arab

Is Qatar paying the price for its pro-Palestine stance?

In-depth: Qatar, one of the few foreign backers of Hamas, faces massive ...

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Paul Iddon

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar could backfire for Riyadh

Analysis: Keeping up the pressure could drive Doha closer to Turkey and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

Diana Alghoul

The logical fallacy behind #MarchAgainstSharia

The rising rhetoric of hate is not the only reason behind the hostility towards Sharia law, there is also a misunderstanding of what Sharia law actually is.

Paul Iddon

Turkey prepares for potential attack on Syrian Kurds

Analysis: As the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces assault against the Islamic State group in Raqqa begins, Turkey is reportedly training Syrian militiamen to attack, writes Paul Iddon.

Britain's youth vote for Corbyn revitalises British politics Britain's youth vote for Corbyn revitalises British politics

Robert Cusack

Britain's youth vote for Corbyn revitalises British politics

Political pundits were left scratching their heads on Thursday morning after political polls were proved wrong by a massive and unexpected ...

Everything you need to know about 'those' UAE emails

Robert Cusack

Everything you need to know about 'those' UAE emails

The e-mail account of UAE’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba has been hacked by a group who published the material on Saturday.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Israel's occupation: 'No end in sight', says UN expert

Interview: Michael Lynk speaks exclusively to The New Arab's Jillian Kestler D'Amours.

Mosul's children and the lasting scars of conflict

Brenda Stoter

Mosul's children and the lasting scars of conflict

Having endured violence, abuse and indoctrination, the children of Mosul are still at great risk, despite the battle for Mosul drawing to a close.

Charlie Hoyle

US-led anti-IS coalition obscures, under-reports civilian casualties

Civilian casualties in coalition operations against IS in Iraq and Syria are being significantly under-reported, monitoring groups say, with non-US partners refusing to release data about military operations.

The New Arab & agencies

Billions spent on settlers since Israel captured West Bank

Successive Israeli governments have invested billions of dollars over the past 50 years on settlements in the occupied West Bank, making any withdrawal from the Palestinian territory a costly proposition.

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