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Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Tensions in Kirkuk have risen in recent weeks as the rhetoric between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq's central government escalates.

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Amal Awad

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community already presents a major challenge, writes Amal Awad.

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Sam Fouad

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Comment: Governments must take a stand and stem the institutionalised discrimination that exists in their own policies and societies, writes Sam ...

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Sam Fouad

Sisi and Trump: What do Copts see in strongmen?

Comment: The Coptic community in both the US and Egypt has thrown its support behind authoritarian leaders, but at what price? asks Sam Fouad.

The New Arab

Israel-Russia summit meeting over Iran's future in Syria

The state leaders of Israel and Russia will meet in Sochi on Wednesday to discuss the future of Syria and Iran's involvement in any ongoing ...

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna ...

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their ...

Greek Orthodox Church moves to block Jerusalem land sale

The New Arab

Greek Orthodox Church moves to block Jerusalem land sale

The Greek Orthodox patriarch in the Palestinian territories announced that his church will appeal the Israeli court approval of the sale of a ...

Aaron Magid

Anti-Islamophobia bill stalls in US Congress

In-depth: Legislation that would ensure a foreigner could not be denied admission to the US because of their religion has failed to get off the ...

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

How the Aqsa prayer protests dissolved Palestinian vulnerability

Rami G. Khouri

How the Aqsa prayer protests dissolved Palestinian vulnerability

Comment: The successful Aqsa resistance prayers dissolved two key Palestinian weaknesses, and could trigger new forms of political activism ...

The unity of Jerusalemites must be respected, not tokenised

Diana Alghoul

The unity of Jerusalemites must be respected, not tokenised

Blog: Palestinians continue to resist Israeli occupation, but their struggle must not be hijacked by supporters to perpetuate their own ...

Who are Israel's Druze community?

Charlie Hoyle

Who are Israel's Druze community?

In-depth: The 120,000-strong community is unique in its self-identification and shares a complex relationship with Israel's state, society, and ...

Robert Cusack

Trump extends Sudan sanctions by three months

The US President responded to pressure from Congress and NGOs to extend the decision making process, due in part to a lack of state department employees.

Daoud Kuttab

Conscious consumers: How Mennonite Church came to support BDS

Analysis: After two years of educational initiatives and deliberation, the Mennonite church has urged its congregations to 'avoid the purchase ...

Paul Iddon

Anticipating Mosul's post-Islamic State future

Analysis: Mosul's residents are hesitant about expressing optimism for the city's imminent post-IS future, writes Paul Iddon.

Mohamad Elmasry

Four years after Morsi: Another Egyptian uprising is inevitable

Comment: In the four years since Morsi was ousted in a military coup, Sisi's regime has accumulated the hallmarks of an authoritarian state ...

‘No future’ for the last <em>Arab</em>-<em>Christians</em> of Israeli-occupied Golan

The New Arab & agencies

‘No future’ for the last Arab-Christians of Israeli-occupied Golan

Before Israel's occupation, Christians accounted for 12 percent of the population of the Golan, which then had 340 villages and 150,000 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's brutal former defence chief dies in Paris

Syria's notorious former Defence Minister Mustafa Tlass - and a close friend of Hafez al-Assad - had died in exile at a Paris hospital.

Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower infuriates trolls

Jamil Hussein

Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower infuriates trolls

Comment: Praise for Muslims helping at Grenfell Tower tragedy was met with derision, but nobody showed discomfort with the mention of Sikhs and ...

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Leila al-Shami

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Tom Charles

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Comment: As colonisers, there has been a natural affinity between the Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland, and successive Israeli ...

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