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Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, writes Wilson Dizard.

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

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UN to hold emergency meeting on protecting Palestinians

The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday to vote on a resolution on Gaza, the body's president Miroslav Lajcak announced on Friday.

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their ...

The New Arab

Israel files FIFA complaint after Argentina match cancelled

Pro-Palestinian activists pressured Argentina into cancelling a friendly match with Israel in light of the Gaza massacre.

The New Arab

BDS goal: Argentina scraps Israel match after Palestine pressure

Argentina's football association has cancelled warm up match against Israel after facing harsh criticism over the game from pro-Palestine ...

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Andrew Leber

Fear and Loathing on the Arabian Peninsula

Comment: The stalemate continues after a year of blockade and barbs, writes Andrew Leber.

The New Arab

Arab League urges Argentina to cancel Israel football match

The Arab League has urged Argentina to cancel a friendly football match against Israel that will take place on the site of a ...

Camp David: Saudi Arabia secretly supported landmark negotiations

The New Arab

Camp David: Saudi Arabia secretly supported landmark negotiations

Leaked documents from Washington reveal a double-dealing Saudi Arabia who privately supported the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace accords, while ...

Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza after rocket fire

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli airstrikes pound Gaza after rocket fire

A dozen targets in the Gaza Strip were struck by Israeli missiles on Sunday, just hours after thousands attended the funeral of a female ...

<em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> slams US veto on protecting Palestinians

The New Arab

Arab League slams US veto on protecting Palestinians

The head of the Arab League has condemned the US decision to veto a UN draft resolution that would protect Palestinians from a ...

Footballer Mousa al-Taamari signs for APOEL Nicosia

Uri Levy

Footballer Mousa al-Taamari signs for APOEL Nicosia

'The Jordanian Salah' is one of the hottest prospects in Middle Eastern football.

The New Arab & agencies

Arab League severs Guatemala ties over Jerusalem embassy move

Guatemala moved its embassy to Jerusalem earlier this month, following the inauguration of the US Embassy in disputed Jerusalem.

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

The New Arab

UN war crimes investigators will be sent to Gaza

A team of international war crimes investigators will be sent to Gaza to probe the deadly shootings of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces, ...

The New Arab

Israel's Gaza response 'wholly disproportionate': UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief slammed Israel's deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as "wholly disproportionate".

<em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> calls for international probe against Israeli crimes

The New Arab

Arab League calls for international probe against Israeli crimes

Arab foreign ministers held an emergency meeting in Cairo on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in the Gaza Strip after ...

The New Arab & agencies

Arab League to meet on Gaza massacre

Israel has come under international pressure after its border forces on Monday killed some 60 Palestinians protesting against the transfer the ...

Mo Salah breaks Premier <em>League</em> record

Uri Levy

Mo Salah breaks Premier League record

The kid from Nagib is now European football's brightest star

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of ...

Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending <em>Arab</em> <em>League</em> meetings

The New Arab

Egypt 'blocks Qatari officials' from attending Arab League meetings

Egypt has prevented Qatari officials from taking part in an Arab League meetings in Cairo this week, Qatari state-run QNA news ...

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