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As the UN General Assembly begins, Kevin L. Schwartz questions whether Iran is the region's sole source of unrest, conflict, and political instability.

Comment: The most sacred of Palestinian rights does not gain its standing from the whims of a US president, but from international law, writes Ahmed Abu Artema

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic 'letter boxes' and 'bank robbers' controversy.

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

Diana Alghoul

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer Bashar Murad who is using his voice to break stereotypes and advocate individuality.

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Wilson Dizard

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Comment: John McCain's support for the disastrous war in Iraq allowed Trump to appeal to a sense of anger and defeat, writes Wilson Dizard.

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Thomas Essel

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

Malia Bouattia

Africa won the World Cup

Comment: Until France treats its migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes ...

Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

The New Arab & agencies

Trump brags about causing Iran 'turmoil' with new sanctions

'It is not good for us or for the world, but they have riots in all their cities,' Trump told Fox News.

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Sam Hamad

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

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

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes Khaled Diab.

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Paul R. Pillar

Nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran

Comment: Compared to Obama's Iran deal, Trump's nuclear 'diplomacy' with North Korea looks weak and disappointing, writes Paul R. Pillar.

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

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

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

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.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran: 'World no longer accepts US deciding for them'

The President of Iran said that the US should no longer make decisions on behalf of other countries.

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

The New Arab

Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

'No chocolate?' Muslim women hit back at allegations that Islam is sexist because they cannot fast when they are on their period.

Israeli forces kill Palestinians for sport

CJ Werleman

Israeli forces kill Palestinians for sport

Comment: Israel is killing human beings who pose no threat to the state of Israel or its citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

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