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Comment: Azerbaijan has escalated its war rhetoric with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, and the shadow of the Kremlin is ever-present, writes Joshua Kucera.

Comment: Trivialising misogyny's role in terrorism's wider context is dangerous, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

The New Arab

Israel to 'officially recognise' Armenian genocide following Turkey spat

Israeli MPs could officially recognise the 1915 Armenian genocide by Turkey, in a bid to avenge Ankara amid an escalating diplomatic row.

Turkey open to turning a 'new page' with <em>Armenia</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey open to turning a 'new page' with Armenia

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said his country is open to offers from Armenia for turning a 'new page' in relations with ...

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

The New Arab & agencies

Armenia ditches long-dormant normalisation deal with Turkey

The President of Armenia has ditched agreements that would have normalised relations with Turkey, in the latest blow to efforts to end decades-long enmity between the neighbours.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese president Michel Aoun makes historic visit to Iraq

Michel Aoun led a delegation to Iraq on the first visit by a Lebanese head of state to the war-scarred country for talks that included ways to ...

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

The New Arab & agencies

Pope raises Afrin, Jerusalem with Erdogan amid protest ban

Afrin and Jerusalem were on the agenda of the meeting between the leaders of Turkey and the Catholic church, amid a 24-hour protest ban enforced ...

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

The New Arab & agencies

Rome bans protests ahead of Erdogan talks with pope

Italian authorities have imposed a 24-hour ban on demonstrations during Erdogan's trip to the Vatican.

The New Arab & agencies

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Anthony Harwood

Could the beautiful game resolve the Gulf diplomatic crisis?

Comment: As the Gulf Cup kicks off in Kuwait, fans are hoping for a renewed fraternal spirit to emerge in the region, writes Anthony Harwood.

Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

The New Arab & agencies

Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

According to Turkish and Russian officials, all preparations have been made for the purchase of a sophisticated S-400 missile defence system.

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.

How America changed its mind on Muhammad Ali

Otman Aitlkaboud

How America changed its mind on Muhammad Ali

Comment: World famous boxing Olympian, black rights activist, Nation of Islam member and interlocutor between East and West, Muhammad Ali was as ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

Occupied: Land before honour on Palestine Land Day

Comment: For decades, Palestinians have seen their land confiscated through illegal Israeli land grabs, and their homes demolished to make way for Israeli settlement building, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Otman Aitlkaboud

Mexicans and Muslims in the US: Pioneers to pariahs

Comment: They were the trailblazers and the indigenous; now they are the scapegoats and the demonised, writes Otman Aitlkaboud.

Otman Aitlkaboud

Elusive as ever, two-state remains the only option

Comment: Rejecting the two-state solution and failing to offer equal citizenship to Palestinians would see Israel become an ethnocracy. The ...

Naveed Ahmad

Russia, the rival superpower?

The long read: Russia is masterfully engineering the fall of the status quo by creating chaos, deception and a crisis of credibility, writes ...

Israel sells $5 billion of weapons to Iran's neighbour

Robert Cusack

Israel sells $5 billion of weapons to Iran's neighbour

Israel has agreed to sell parts of its 'Iron Dome' weapons defence system to the tiny Caucasus nation, which duly supplies Israel with the ...

Otman Aitlkaboud

Yitzhak Rabin's legacy is his missed opportunity for peace

Comment: Rabin's attempt at rapprochement with the Palestinians was not driven by a desire to right the wrongs of Israel's military occupation, ...

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

Killian Cogan

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

In-depth: Georgia and Armenia have welcomed Yazidis who fled the genocidal campaign of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, ...

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One year on

Otman Aitlkaboud

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One year on

In a divided Europe today, what kind of fate awaits refugees, asks Otman Aitlkaboud.

Where does the attempted coup leave Turkey's Kurds?

Yeghia Tashjian

Where does the attempted coup leave Turkey's Kurds?

Comment: While Kurdish leaders carefully distance themselves from the attempted coup, Erdogan is now even less likely to compromise or grant ...

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