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Despite Saudi Arabia's muted response to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, twitter users called for a boycott of American goods and franchises.

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions that exist to uphold it, writes Sonia Boulos.

Goodbye Oslo? Dahlan, Abbas, Hamas react to Trump's move Goodbye Oslo? Dahlan, Abbas, Hamas react to Trump's move

The New Arab

Goodbye Oslo? Dahlan, Abbas, Hamas react to Trump's move

Following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Palestinian leaders and citizens have reacted in anger, mourning the end of the peace process and America's role

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

Matt Broomfield

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope ...

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Austin Bodetti

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Analysis: The United States has spent countless man hours working to counter Islamic State's online presence - but has neglected to do the same ...

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, writes Ben Jacobs.

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside of a ...

Austin Bodetti

The Yemeni governor caught up in AQAP financing scandal

In-depth: While the evidence behind the allegations remains classified, few dispute that Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula spread throughout ...

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Saudi Arabia is beating the drums of war, again

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's impulsive and antagonistic measures will come at a price, risking his survival as future king or disastrous wars ...

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

Yomi Kleinmann

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

In-depth: An eyewitness account of the Kurdish collapse at Kirkuk, as the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias reclaim the city for ...

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, passing ...

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, ...

Steven Salaita

Prioritising Zionism over Palestinians at the University of Illinois

Comment: The university of Illinois is constitutionally incapable of supporting real anti-racism, doing so would undermine its devotion to the ruling class, writes Steven Salaita.

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow ...

Bård Kårtveit

The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Comment: As the Coptic Orthodox Church pushes Sisi's homophobic policies, young Copts in Egypt are orienting themselves towards Europe and North ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is to succeed, writes Guma ...

Social media feeds Middle East's appetite for news

Everette E. Dennis and Robb Wood

Social media feeds Middle East's appetite for news

Analysis: Online apps are trusted by young Arabs, note Everette E Dennis and Robb Wood.

Matthew Vickery

Yemeni refugees struggle to return home from Somaliland

In-depth: Refugees here struggle to feed their children and keep a roof over their head as they face drought and staggering unemployment, ...

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

The New Arab

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old ...

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow ...

World's only hijab-wearing supermodel lifting the veil on stereotypes

The New Arab

World's only hijab-wearing supermodel lifting the veil on stereotypes

Nineteen-year-old Somali-American Halima Aden has gone from refugee camp to runway, redefining beauty standards and smashing stereotypes of ...

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