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Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam Hamad.

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

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.

Lebanon's trend towards independents

Bachar Halabi

Lebanon's trend towards independents

Comment: Hundreds of independent candidates are standing in Lebanon's elections, but offer little in the way of vision, writes Bachar Halabi

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin ...

Imogen Lambert

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Comment: By doing nothing to stop Moscow's genocidal approach to the Syrian war, the world has allowed Russia to gain far more than a military ...

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: Even under Trump, 'American isolationism' is a myth

Interview: Contrary to popular belief, US policy is not isolationist. It is characterised by permanent military interventions, just like the ...

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine ...

Sam Hamad

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey arrests medical association members, following Affrin offensive criticism

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey arrests medical association members, following Affrin offensive criticism

Authorities have arrested hundreds as part of a wider crackdown since Operation Olive Branch began earlier this month.

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Malia Bouattia

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Sam Hamad

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes ...

Malia Bouattia

Macron, Algeria and the white man's burden

Comment: Macron's suggestion that the antidote to Algerian woes is historical amnesia, is a deeply insulting example of continuing colonial attitudes, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan accuses US, Israel of 'meddling' in Iran, Pakistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Israel of meddling in Iran and Pakistan.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's Rouhani tells Erdogan 'protests to end in days'

The Turkish presidency said Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is hoping anti-regime protests will die down in a few days after dozens were killed ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey warns against escalation in Iran protests

Turkey's foreign ministry said "common sense should prevail" in Iran to avoid any escalation in protests, as arrests and deaths in the ...

Could Labour make a difference to the Palestinian cause?

Imogen Lambert

Could Labour make a difference to the Palestinian cause?

Jeremy Corbyn is renowned for his pro-Palestine views. But how does this translate into Labour policy and will it have any real effect on the ...

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians are winning the online battle for Jerusalem

Comment: Social media platforms are proving a powerful tool in the hands of Palestinian citizen journalists hoping to reshape their narrative, ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian <em>imperialism</em> in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

Iraqi women's rights must be protected

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 ...

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