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Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia Bouattia.

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain Gresh.

Iraq Communist Party HQ targeted in bomb blast

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Iraq Communist Party HQ targeted in bomb blast

In the first time a political party has been targeted since the electoral campaign began last month, two bombs exploded near the Iraqi Communist Party HQ.

Urban chaos: Downtown Beirut, then and now

Florence Massena

Urban chaos: Downtown Beirut, then and now

Feature: Going back in time with architect Samer Ladki, we look at Swiss photographer Jacqueline Meier's pictures of Beirut from immediately ...

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

Jeremy Felkowsky

Radicalisation in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Comment: In overcrowded and dehumanising prison conditions, someone making a speech that is even the slightest bit comforting or inspiring can easily influence vulnerable minds, writes Jeremy Felkowski.

Charlie Faulkner

#WalkToPalestine activist Benjamin Ladraa crosses Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

Feature: Benjamin Ladraa's 5,000km walk from Sweden to Palestine aims to raise awareness about Israeli violations in the occupied territories. ...

A Yemeni journalist

Where is Yemen heading after three years of war?

Analysis: The Houthis' missile capabilities will continue to grow and threaten Saudi Arabia as the kingdom gets more bogged down in its Yemen ...

Andrew Leber

Iraq 2003: A mechanical and wilful forgetting

Comment: The United States inflicted terrible damage on another people for no clear reason and no clear gain, writes Andrew Leber.

In Yemen, women bear the brunt of war

Afrah Nasser

In Yemen, women bear the brunt of war

Comment: Celebrating women's rights today in an apocalyptic situation like the one in Yemen, seems an extravagant thought, writes Afrah Nasser.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed 'Vision ...

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Anthony Harwood

The FA has changed tack on Qatar's World Cup

Comment: Britain is hoping for $42 billion worth of trade in the Gulf post-Brexit, and Qatar is to be a major part of that, writes Anthony ...

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Egyptian academic causes uproar after Tel Aviv visit

Roger Hercz

Egyptian academic causes uproar after Tel Aviv visit

Breaking a major taboo in the Arab world, famous Egyptian academic Saad Eddin Ibrahim went to Tel Aviv this week to give a lecture. He knew it ...

Palestinians in Gaza react to Trump's Jerusalem move

Rami Almeghari

Palestinians in Gaza react to Trump's Jerusalem move

Gazans believe Palestinian leaders should look for alternative peace mediators, reports Rami Almeghari.

Hazal Atay

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but representation remains low, writes Hazal Atay.

Ylenia Gostoli

Trump Jerusalem move fuels protest across Palestinian territories

In-depth: 'We will tell our children, Jerusalem is ours.'

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, ...

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that ...

Myra Al-Rahim

Lebanon's biospheres of sorrow

Comment: The health of Lebanon's environment is inextricably linked to that of its people. The government is destroying them both, writes Myra ...

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya - a country controlled by organised crime gangs

In-depth: Thousands of people have been abducted and killed in Libya, where the security services have all but disappeared and gangster militias ...

Damascus' water-filters are causing, not stopping, a dysentery outbreak

Ahmad Haj Hamdo

Damascus' water-filters are causing, not stopping, a dysentery outbreak

Investigation: There has been a rise in dysentery cases in Damascus, as impoverished families turn to dubious water sources out of necessity.

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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