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Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be seeking, not religious sovereignty, writes Amal Awad.

Ramallah-based Birzeit University said the raid was a part of Israel’s "extensive campaign against Palestinian universities in the last two years".

Netanyahu 'not impressed' by Muslim leaders' Jerusalem statements

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Netanyahu 'not impressed' by Muslim leaders' Jerusalem statements

Israeli PM says he is "not impressed" after an emergency meeting for Islamic leaders urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital"

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Joe Odell

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than ...

Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

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Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

Turkey and Egypt are among the world's worst countries for jailing reporters, says the Committee to Protect Journalists, which criticised ...

Hazal Atay

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

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.

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey demands life for journalists accused of plotting coup

Three prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with having foreknowledge of the coup to oust President Erdogan and being involved in the ...

Zahra Ali

Iraqi women's rights must be protected

Comment: Women's rights activists in Iraq insist on the necessity of civil struggle, linking their fight for equality with that of the fight for ...

Yemen rebels 'disrupt internet nationwide'

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Yemen rebels 'disrupt internet nationwide'

Yemen's Houthi rebels have been disrupting internet access nationwide as they consolidate their grip of the capital.

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian ...

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Malia Bouattia

International complicity means one-state is already a reality

Comment: The international community can feign outrage at Trump's announcement but it cannot ignore its longstanding complicity in the process ...

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

Steven Salaita

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

Comment: Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater Zionist expansionism, but the Palestinians and ...

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

Ylenia Gostoli

Palestinians fear violence after Trump's Jerusalem embassy move

In-depth: The Palestinian leadership will come under increasing pressure as tensions build in the region following Trump's decision to move ...

Steven Salaita

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater conciliation to Zionist expansionism, but the Palestinians and their supporters will not cede it, says Steven Salaita

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Houthi rebels seize pro-Saleh channel, hold journalists hostage

Employees of a GPC-affiliated television channel in Yemen are allegedly being held hostage by Houthi rebels in the capital, Reporters Without ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hamas calls 'day of rage' over Trump Jerusalem-embassy move

Hamas calls on Palestinians to "turn the coming Friday into a day of rage against the Israeli occupation, in rejection of the transfer of the US ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi prosecutor: most Ritz-Carlton detainees agree to pay up

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in alleged anti-corruption campaign last month have agreed to ...

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Jordan Elgrably

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kurds vote in second phase of northern Syria polling

Residents of Kurdish-dominated areas in northern Syria voted on Friday in local polls aimed at boosting their region's de facto semi-autonomous ...

Qatar-based Muslim union to sue over 'terror' label

The New Arab

Qatar-based Muslim union to sue over 'terror' label

The International Union of Muslim Scholars said on Friday it would take legal action to clear its name after it was placed on a "terrorism list" ...

Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over Rohingya plight

The New Arab & agencies

Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over Rohingya plight

Pope Francis urged the world to take "decisive measures" to resolve the crisis that has forced more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee ethnic ...

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

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