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

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes Khalid al-Karimi.

Who killed <em>Naji</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Ali</em>, Palestine's most beloved artist?

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.

14 Saudis at 'imminent risk' of execution: Amnesty

The New Arab

14 Saudis at 'imminent risk' of execution: Amnesty

Amnesty International warned fourteen Saudis face "imminent" execution on Tuesday, after a "grossly unfair mass trial" in which they were ...

'Taking Palestine Everywhere': A modern twist to deep-rooted tradition

Diana Alghoul

'Taking Palestine Everywhere': A modern twist to deep-rooted tradition

Taking the traditional olive tree from Palestine, Bethlehem-based jewellery company Nadya Hazbunova is the work

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia executes four 'terrorism' convicts in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has executed four people convinced of terrorism in the Shia majority eastern province of Qatif, the interior ministry has said.

Uri Levy

Terrorists and giant-killers: Just another weekend in Middle-East football

Blog: Suspects arrested in car-bomb plot as Saudi rivals face off in pitched battle, while a Jerusalem derby match proves the city is as divided ...

Paul McLoughlin

US: Composure in the sky, chaos on the ground

The US-led coalition are winning the war against the Islamic State group, Steve Warren has said, but an overall defeat of the extremists will ...

Omar Abbas

For the sake of Syria, remember Naji Jerf

Comment: Naji Jerf was gunned down by suspected IS militants. His death is a reminder of Syria's true progressive revolutionary ...

Tunisia's journalists' syndicate criticises the government's 'war on media'

Nada Ramadan

Tunisia's journalists' syndicate criticises the government's 'war on media'

Tunisia's recent decision to have two senior television officials sacked following a grisly broadcast has sparked mixed reactions, with some ...

Ali Anouzla

The Syrian displacement and the moral duty of intellectuals

Comment: Arab populations might be excused for their silence regarding the displacement of Syrians, but Arab intellectuals have abandoned their ...

The Arab Twitterati reacts to Syrian refugee crisis

Alex Wright

The Arab Twitterati reacts to Syrian refugee crisis

Blog: Social media has been a crucible of anger at governments' failures to aid Syrians displaced by war.

Solidarity against imperialism, from Rio to Ramallah

Nick Rodrigo

Solidarity against imperialism, from Rio to Ramallah

Feature: High ranking Latin American diplomats, journalists and academics have met with their Palestinian counterparts to share experiences of ...

Cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil: A treasure unearthed

Moe Chreif

Cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil: A treasure unearthed

Culture: The family of the renowned cartoonist have scanned his catalogue of work into a database and published a selection of his work in a ...

Hunger Warfare: Yemen's civilians starve as humanitarian aid exploited

Fares al-Jalal

Hunger Warfare: Yemen's civilians starve as humanitarian aid exploited

Analysis: Houthis and forces loyal to the deposed president are exploiting the worsening humanitarian situation, cutting off supplies, blocking ...

Nawaf al-Tamimi

Death on the streets of London

Speculation surrounds the death of Syrian opposition member Abdul Hadi al-Arwani in London, a city with a long history of political assassinations.

Hassan Abu Haniyeh

Organising chaos: an anatomy of the IS group

Analysis: The Islamic State group has morphed from a insurgent group in Iraq to a totalitarian entity that calls itself a 'caliphate'. Hassan ...

Vijay Prashad

Barbarians are made, not born

Comment: The Islamic State group is composed of the detritus of wars in Afghanistan, Libya, Chechnya, Yemen. It was fuelled by the destruction ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Leaked conversations of Yemeni president provoke strong reactions

The leaked recordings between Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi and his chief of staff have variously been dismissed as irrelevant, been taken as proof he ...

Smiling Muslims: Leave the gun, take the cannoli

Hamid Dabashi

Smiling Muslims: Leave the gun, take the cannoli

Racist cartoonists must be allowed to operate freely. There are good reasons for this just as it is important for Muslims to confront the fact ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Islamic State group sets out first budget, worth $2bn

The IS has reportedly prepared its first annual budget, in which it projects a $250 million surplus, and has opened an Islamic Bank in Mosul.

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