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Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions that exist to uphold it, writes Sonia Boulos.

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

World Cup fever: This week in Middle East football

Syria's Omar Khribin is named Asian Player of the Year as the region gears up for two Middle Eastern derbies following the World Cup draw.

Who will Arab teams face in the World Cup?

The New Arab

Who will Arab teams face in the World Cup?

Four Arab nations have finally learned their long-awaited opponents for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia next year following Friday's draw.

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human ...

Andrew Leber

Trump's retweet madness

Comment: Endorsing far-right ultranationalists' Islamophobic race-baiting is making a dangerous mockery of the office of the president, writes Andrew Leber.

Diana Alghoul

Egyptians discuss divorce in 'controversial' hashtag

The Arabic hashtag 'Why is Divorce Widespread' circulated on Twitter, sparking questions on compatibility and means of getting married.

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 ...

Ylenia Gostoli

Human rights workers in 'Istanbul-11' case released on bail

Human rights workers detained by Turkey since July have been released on bail by a court in Istanbul after a 12-hour hearing.

Rights group slams France's 'disgraceful' approach to Egypt

The New Arab & agencies

Rights group slams France's 'disgraceful' approach to Egypt

Human Rights Watch has accused France of "ignoring serious abuses" by the Egyptian Sisi regime and urged Macron to ensure that human rights are ...

Matt Broomfield

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

In-depth: The Greek authorities are deporting migrants on the Greek islands to Turkey in an expedited process - raising concerns over ...

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to meet Malaysia's prime minister and king, followed by a state banquet at the palace, in his second trip abroad since ...

New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

The New Arab & agencies

New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

Hizballah brushes off multimillion-dollar bounty placed on leaders by the Trump administration.

Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

The New Arab

Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

"We hate Donald Trump," declared US rapper Eminem in a new four-minute freestyle no punches pulled video that also waded into the treatment of ...

Hosting of World Cup 'non-negotiable': Qatar responds to UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Hosting of World Cup 'non-negotiable': Qatar responds to UAE

Qatar has strongly criticised Emirati officials for questioning Doha's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament "is not up ...

Robert Cusack and Gehad Quisay

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Comment: Saudi Arabia has long projected the image of religious righteousness, fighting their enemies with God on their side, but what happens when their enemies are similarly religious?

The New Arab

Coalition airstrike kills at least 7 in north Yemen

An airstrike killed at least seven people, including four children, on Wednesday in a rebel-held district of northern Yemen.

The New Arab

UN 'puts Saudi-led coalition in Yemen back on blacklist'

A confidential draft United Nations report on violations against children has listed a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Reuters reported ...

Bård Kårtveit

The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Comment: As the Coptic Orthodox Church pushes Sisi's homophobic policies, young Copts in Egypt are orienting themselves towards Europe and North ...

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Sana Uqba

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Video: Dozens of YouTube viewers who left hateful comments on Dina Tokio's channel have come in for a whooping this week, and we are loving it.

Hadani Ditmars

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes ...

2018 World Cup qualifiers bring drama to Middle East

Uri Levy

2018 World Cup qualifiers bring drama to Middle East

The Middle Eastern World Cup qualifiers have proven to be a fascinating football scenario, mixing both football, politics, culture and history.

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

Said al-Arabi

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations are among ...

Muslims on Twitter show anger over #RohingyaGenocide

The New Arab

Muslims on Twitter show anger over #RohingyaGenocide

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh over the past 11 days as they continue to flee violence and persecution

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