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Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with no real outcomes, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Edward Hunt

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control of the population, writes Edward Hunt.

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Khaled Diab

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Comment: Lewis' 'clash of the civilisations' theory made him the orientalist of choice for America's neo-conservative establishment, writes ...

Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

The New Arab & agencies

Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

The late scholar was accused by detractors of Orientalism and being the embodiment of Western imperialism in the Middle East.

Ben White

The one-state solution is the only solution

Comment: A single democratic state in Palestine/Israel is, in fact, a realistic and vital alternative to formal apartheid, writes Ben White.

Usman Butt

Breaking with tradition: Robert Irwin rethinks Ibn Khaldun

Book review: Irwin revisits the Arab world's most famous thinker, and tries to dismantle the idea of him as a modern man living in premodern ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trump replaces McMaster, names hawk Bolton as security advisor

US President Donald Trump named ultra hardline Fox News pundit and former UN ambassador John Bolton as his new national security advisor, ...

The New Arab & agencies

British MPs ask to visit Egypt's jailed ex-president Morsi

UK parliamentarians have called on Egypt to allow them to visit jailed former president Mohammed Morsi, over concerns for his health and that he ...

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Steven Salaita

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Comment: The lack of outrage over Seinfeld's outing to a fantasy Israeli army training camp reveals much about the US state monopoly on ...

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

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 ...

Saudi prince 'ordered Syrian rebels to attack Assad's palace'

The New Arab

Saudi prince 'ordered Syrian rebels to attack Assad's palace'

Saudi Arabia ordered Syrian rebels to attack the palace of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2013, according to a report which claims to ...

Turkey activists jailed in Amnesty case stand trial

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey activists jailed in Amnesty case stand trial

Eleven human rights activists go on trial in Turkey on Wednesday on contested terrorism charges which rights groups say is a test case for ...

<em>Edward</em> <em>Said</em>: The legacy of an exile

Umar Lateef Misgar

Edward Said: The legacy of an exile

Comment: Monday marks the fourteenth anniversary of the passing of the visionary Palestinian academic. His influence changed postcolonial ...

Suzan Quitaz

Who killed Naji al-Ali, Palestine's most beloved artist?

Exclusive: British police are renewing their investigation into the assassination of Naji al-Ali, the creator of Handala, 30 years after his death, reports Suzan Quitaz.

The New Arab

Greek Orthodox Church moves to block Jerusalem land sale

The Greek Orthodox patriarch in the Palestinian territories announced that his church will appeal the Israeli court approval of the sale of a ...

The New Arab

Britain makes £4.1 billion in Middle East weapons sales

Government figures show that two thirds of UK arms exports go to the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia buying the lion's share.

Usaid Siddiqui

Chelsea Manning's release is a victory for common decency

Comment: Manning's actions are credited with helping to inspire the Arab Spring, and revealing how ill-advised and criminal American policy can ...

Two US citizens charged with 'conspiring with Islamic State'

The New Arab

Two US citizens charged with 'conspiring with Islamic State'

Two 35-year-old men from Chicago were charged for conspiring with the Islamic State group after an FBI sting that lasted for more than one year, ...

The New Arab

Journalists take US to court over Trump's 'kill list'

Two journalists reporting from Syrian opposition areas and Pakistan have taken the US to court, believing their names are on a hit list.

'Radical Islam', the default demon

Bassel Salloukh

'Radical Islam', the default demon

Comment: For Bannon, 'radical Islam' emerges as a kind of 'default demon', and a Muslim way of life is presented as fundamentally irreconcilable ...

Britain came 'within hours' of cancelling Saudi arms exports

The New Arab

Britain came 'within hours' of cancelling Saudi arms exports

Documents disclosed as part of a High Court challenge against the arms sales reveal that former Business Secretary Sajid Javid considered ...

Britain failed to investigate war crimes allegations, court hears

Robert Cusack

Britain failed to investigate war crimes allegations, court hears

The UK government claims it wasn't aware of humanitarian crimes committed in Yemen with weapons it had sold Saudi Arabia, despite frequent NGO ...

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