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Comment: Time is running out for Israel, writes CJ Werleman. Demographics (and international law) are on the Palestinians' side.

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a stabilising force, writes CJ Werleman.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Fariba Pajoo

New US sanctions will make Iranians sicker

Comment: Trump's reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal leaves the lives of more than six million Iranian patients hanging in ...

Ann Coulter: US should shoot border-crossers just like Israel

Karim Traboulsi

Ann Coulter: US should shoot border-crossers just like Israel

American right-wing commentator and one-time Trump supporter Ann Coulter has praised Israel's massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians on ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas' departure should be decided by Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians may have many reasons for a change in leadership, but a proud people won't allow a foreign power to dictate a suitable ...

UK apologises 'unreservedly' to Libyan dissident in rendition saga

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UK apologises 'unreservedly' to Libyan dissident in rendition saga

The UK has apologised 'unreservedly' for the kidnap, rendition and torture of former Libyan dissident Abdelhakim Belhaj and his then-pregnant ...

Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from Syria

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Five IS commanders captured crossing into Iraq from Syria

A joint Iraqi-US intelligence operation captured five of the most-wanted IS commanders, signalling that the group's commander Abu Bakr ...

Trump 'will withdraw from Iran deal', say officials

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Trump 'will withdraw from Iran deal', say officials

US President Donald Trump will announce that he is withdrawing from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, officials and diplomats have said.

UK Foreign Secretary urges Trump to preserve nuclear deal

The New Arab & agencies

UK Foreign Secretary urges Trump to preserve nuclear deal

Boris Johnson said that while the deal is not perfect, "every available alternative is worse" and urged Trump not to scrap the accord.

The New Arab

Trump team 'hired Israeli spies for Iran deal smear-campaign'

Trump representatives reportedly hired private investigators to get dirt on key negotiators of the Iran deal, aiming to discredit the pact.

Thalif Deen

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Comment: The lack of a strong US voice promoting the basic value of press freedom has emboldened governments from China to Pakistan, writes ...

The New Arab

US commandos 'deployed to help Saudis' against Houthis

US officials and European diplomats revealed that a team of US commandos deployed to help Saudi forces destroy the Houthi rebel's missile ...

The New Arab

'Convicted' Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize

Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, who has been convicted of helping "terrorist" organisations, was awarded a top prize on by the organisation ...

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel ...

The New Arab

Pompeo and the P-word: Undoing decades of Palestine diplomacy

Blog: During his Middle East trip, newly appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met no Palestinian officials despite rising tensions with ...

US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end Qatar blockade

The New Arab

US' Pompeo tells Saudi bloc to end Qatar blockade

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, telling Riyadh to end the blockade on Qatar and reign in its offensive on ...

Iraq 'black ops' executive hired for anti-Qatar attack

Abigail Fielding-Smith and Jessica Purkiss

Iraq 'black ops' executive hired for anti-Qatar attack

Investigation: A veteran of Pentagon propaganda operations was hired by a Dubai-based company to create a film accusing Qatar of links to ...

Would Russia respond to an Iranian-Israeli conflict in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Would Russia respond to an Iranian-Israeli conflict in Syria?

Analysis: Russia's role in Syria may very well depend on any future confrontation between Israel and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

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