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Indepth: The New Arab discussed with a former MI5 agent the reasons behind Saudi's reasons for pressuring Lebanon's delicate institutional balance.

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence on the pitch.

Iran's president says <em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> "worn-out and ineffective" body

The New Arab

Iran's president says Arab League "worn-out and ineffective" body

Iranian president criticised the Arab League for supporting Saudi Arabia in its crimes against Yemen describing them as "worn-out and ineffective"

Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

The New Arab

Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear ...

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Malia Bouattia

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and ...

The New Arab

Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to diplomatic sources.

The New Arab

'Iranian aggression' slammed during emergency Arab League meeting

Arab foreign ministers slammed Iran and its allies during an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Sunday, as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain foreign minister says Lebanon under Hizballah's 'total control'

Bahrain's foreign minister said on Sunday that Lebanon is under the 'total control' of Hizballah, in a speech at an Arab ...

The New Arab

Hariri 'to travel to Egypt' before Lebanon visit

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri who resigned in Saudi Arabia under mysterious conditions, will fly out to Cairo before a visit to Beirut, his ...

Lebanon foreign minister to boycott <em>Arab</em> League's Iran summit

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon foreign minister to boycott Arab League's Iran summit

Lebanon's foreign minister will not attend an Arab League meeting on Sunday called by Saudi Arabia to discuss 'violations' ...

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona ...

Russia 2018: The most <em>Arab</em> World Cup ever?

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing ...

<em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The New Arab & agencies

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request

The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" ...

The Egypt Report: Sisi the Scorpio-n

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

Dan Arel

The rise of mainstream fascism in America

Comment: White nationalists and neo-Nazis are on the rise in the United States and are becoming more brazen in their tactics, writes Dan Arel.

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians reject Britain's Balfour centenary celebrations

In-depth: The people of Gaza are far from impressed with Prime Minister Theresa May's 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration, which paved the way to ...

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

James Snell

The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide

Book review: Azeem Ibrahim should be commended for his prescience, while the wider world is damned for its indifference, writes James Snell.

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

Jo Schietti

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend ...

Hola, Saudi Arabia: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Hola, Saudi Arabia: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Saudi Arabia is hoping a stint for its national players in Spanish teams will help its World Cup chances, writes Uri Levy.

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