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Comment: As the US' imperial might in the Middle East declines, and Russia and China's stars rise, what does the Middle East's future hold? asks Robert Springborg.

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

Prolonged Qatar blockade has serious ramifications for wider region

Paul Iddon

Prolonged Qatar blockade has serious ramifications for wider region

Analysis: The entrenchment of regional divisions could have far-reaching consequences beyond the Gulf, notes Paul Iddon.

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

Comment: Facile interpretations of jihadist motivations are dangerous and counterproductive, writes Tristan Dunning.

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US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

The Russian army said earlier that it hit IS leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

The New Arab

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Hadani Ditmars

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, ...

Paul Iddon

Turkey's long-term interest in Kirkuk and Mosul

Analysis: Turkish officials have detailed a long-held ambition to reclaim parts of the former Ottoman empire - though ...

Turkey seeks arrest of two historians 'for insulting Ataturk'

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey seeks arrest of two historians 'for insulting Ataturk'

A local court in Istanbul has issued an arrest warrant for two historians charged with insulting the founder of teh Turkish Republic, Mustafa ...

Turkey opposition appeals referendum result at top court

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey opposition appeals referendum result at top court

The Republican People's Party's lawyer Atilla Kart formally lodged the petition with the Council of State on Friday afternoon.

Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's supreme election board rejects opposition referendum annulment bid

Turkey's top election authority rejected an opposition effort to annul Sunday's referendum despite widespread criticism and doubt over the ...

Trump congratulates Erdogan ignoring doubts over vote 'integrity'

The New Arab

Trump congratulates Erdogan ignoring doubts over vote 'integrity'

US President Donald Trump called Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, to congratulate him on his victory despite international doubts over ...

The New Arab

Turkish hairdressers and cabbies predict outcome of referendum

As the landmark poll looms, analysts say the result is too close to call. In the hair salons and taxi ranks of Turkey, however, the vote is all but decided.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers

Turkey prepares for a tightly-contested referendum vote on Sunday to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that will shape its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan warns Iraqi Kurd ties 'at risk' over flag

The Turkish president called on the Iraqi Kurdish leadership to bring down the Kurdish flag hoisted in the disputed oil-rich Iraqi city of ...

Mohammed Arafat

The Palestinian pound: Mo' money, mo' problems?

While Palestinians flirt with the idea of the Palestinian pound, economists warn that the creation of a currency is not to be taken lightly, ...

Hundred years after creating Israel, Britain nowhere near remorseful

Karim Traboulsi

Hundred years after creating Israel, Britain nowhere near remorseful

Queen Elizabeth or her son may be visiting Israel this year to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which created ...

Uri Levy

Europa League preview: Turkish giants face Israel's Be'er Sheva

In the most Middle Eastern match-up in the Europa League's history, Besiktas fans are heading to the town where the Ottomans made their last ...

Trump and the Kurds: An ill-fated love affair

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Trump and the Kurds: An ill-fated love affair

In-depth: As Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' hits headlines and airports, Kurds are reminded, once again, of the old adage, 'all's fair in love and ...

Turkey approves 'suicidal bill' to switch to presidential system Turkey approves 'suicidal bill' to switch to presidential system

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey approves 'suicidal bill' to switch to presidential system

The Turkish parliament approved a draft bill on Saturday that could give the president more powers, in what critics describe as a suicidal move.

Analysis: Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian, after all

Jo Schietti

Analysis: Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian, after all

Monday's final court ruling over the Red Sea islands came amid public outcry at Sisi government's unpopular agreement with Saudi Arabia, reports ...

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