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Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

Comment: While he was no progressive, John McCain was one of the few voices speaking up for democratic change in Syria and Egypt, writes Sam Hamad.

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Mohamed ElMeshad

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

Hizballah leader meets Yemen Houthi delegation

The New Arab

Hizballah leader meets Yemen Houthi delegation

The leader of the Lebanese Shia group met with a delegation from the Houthi rebels to discuss developments in Yemen.

Nobel laureate V S Naipaul dies at 85

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Nobel laureate V S Naipaul dies at 85

Literary giant V S Naipaul, known for his controversial and divisive views, has died at his home in London.

Sam Hamad

Selling a phoney peace in Syria

Comment: By allowing French aid to be directly distributed by the Russian army, France's president Macron is endorsing Russian hegemony over Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Malia Bouattia

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Comment: As Muslim women we are held up as examples as long as our resistance is considered acceptable, and not a threat, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Sam Hamad

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

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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.

Lebanon's trend towards independents

Bachar Halabi

Lebanon's trend towards independents

Comment: Hundreds of independent candidates are standing in Lebanon's elections, but offer little in the way of vision, writes Bachar Halabi

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Imogen Lambert

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Comment: By doing nothing to stop Moscow's genocidal approach to the Syrian war, the world has allowed Russia to gain far more than a military ...

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: Even under Trump, 'American isolationism' is a myth

Interview: Contrary to popular belief, US policy is not isolationist. It is characterised by permanent military interventions, just like the ...

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Sam Hamad

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey arrests medical association members, following Affrin offensive criticism

Authorities have arrested hundreds as part of a wider crackdown since Operation Olive Branch began earlier this month.

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Malia Bouattia

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Sam Hamad

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes ...

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