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The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but representation remains low, writes Hazal Atay.

Turkey has banned all LGBTI events across Ankara provinces citing fears over "social sensibilities" and the need to "maintain public order".

NATO takes disciplinary action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

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NATO takes disciplinary action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

NATO's took 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

NATO apologises after military drill 'depicted Erdogan as enemy'

The New Arab & agencies

NATO apologises after military drill 'depicted Erdogan as enemy'

NATO has apologised to Turkey after an image of Ataturk and Erdogan's name were portrayed as enemy targets, prompting President Erdogan to pull ...

Turkey bans German gay film festival

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey bans German gay film festival

Turkey has banned a festival of German language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara on Thursday over fears it could be a target for ...

Usman Butt

Islam and the European Reformation

Comment: Early Protestant thinkers were obsessed with Islam as the Reformation broke down barriers between Christian and Muslim nations, writes Usman Butt.

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish-Russian relations tighten as Putin heads to Ankara

Russia's Vladimir Putin will meet Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, to discuss Syria and a key weapons deal, in an attempt to ...

The New Arab

Town gassed by Saddam gives overwhelming yes to Kurdish-independence

The New Arab has seen an early copy of voting records for a number of Kurdish voting centres - all polling above 70% for yes.

Iraqi-Kurds begin voting in controversial independence referendum

The New Arab

Iraqi-Kurds begin voting in controversial independence referendum

After months of warnings from international bodies and regional powers, voting begins in Ebril-controlled areas of northern Iraq has started for ...

Roger Hercz

How Palestinians came to reject Kurdish demands for homeland

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence ...

Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

The New Arab & agencies

Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Friday insisted that a 25 September independence referendum will still go ahead, despite regional ...

EU calls Iraqi-Kurdish referendum 'counterproductive'

The New Arab

EU calls Iraqi-Kurdish referendum 'counterproductive'

The European Union on Tuesday expressed its opposition to a referendum on independence in Iraqi Kurdistan, calling the upcoming vote ...

Israel 'sole supporter' of independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan

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Israel 'sole supporter' of independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan

Israel is the first country to come out in support of the upcoming Kurdish referendum, while Western powers fear a split could provoke a new ...

The end of American <em>empire</em>, and beginning of what?

Robert Springborg

The end of American empire, and beginning of what?

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 ...

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

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

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.

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, ...

Tristan Dunning

Deconstructing the idea of foreign fighters in Syria

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

US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

The New Arab

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 ...

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.

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

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 ...

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

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, ...

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