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Comment: Time is running out for Israel, writes CJ Werleman. Demographics (and international law) are on the Palestinians' side.

Book review: Jamal Mahjoub's new book mixes travelogue, memoir and literary non-fiction to paint a vivid picture of his former home, Khartoum, writes James Snell.

Israel's massacre of Palestinians was by choice, not necessity

James Brownsell

Israel's massacre of Palestinians was by choice, not necessity

Comment: This wasn't self defence; Israeli troops were compelled only by politics to kill protesting Palestinians, writes James Brownsell.

US slaps sanctions on Iran's central bank governor

The New Arab & agencies

US slaps sanctions on Iran's central bank governor

Washington's Tuesday announcement is the second in less than one week targeting Iran.

Israel's massacre of Palestinians was by choice, not necessity

James Brownsell

Israel's massacre of Palestinians was by choice, not necessity

Comment: This wasn't self defence; Israeli troops were compelled only by politics to kill protesting Palestinians, writes James Brownsell.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable car project

East Jerusalem is considered occupied Palestinian territory under international law but Israel has declared the whole of the city as its undivided capital.

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas' departure should be decided by Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians may have many reasons for a change in leadership, but a proud people won't allow a foreign power to dictate a suitable ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Elections without participation is no democracy

Election 2018 special edition of our weekly round-up of events in Iraq.

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Iraq's Kurds risk shooting themselves in the foot

Comment: In mad scramble for seats in parliament, the fragmented political scene in the Kurdish region risks further weakening their position in ...

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

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel and ...

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Guma El-Gamaty

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Comment: There needs to be a paradigm shift in the way the role of women is viewed in Libyan society, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

Mohammed Moussa

#GreatReturnMarch organisers call for 'Friday of Rebellious Youth'

In-depth: Undeterred by Israeli violence, Great Return March protesters in Gaza are planning to uproot the border fence itself, reports Mohammed ...

The Times retracts 'misleading' claims about Muslim family

The New Arab

The Times retracts 'misleading' claims about Muslim family

The Times, which claimed that Muslim foster parents forced a child to adhere to Islamic rulings, was reprimanded by the Independent Press ...

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ultra-conservative practices, writes James M. Dorsey.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

The New Arab & agencies

Candidate for Ohio governor 'being funded by pro-Assad organisation'

Former US Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a candidate for Ohio governor, reported earning speaking fees from a group that sympathies with the brutal Assad ...

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young ...

Iraq politicians start campaigning ahead of parliamentary election

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq politicians start campaigning ahead of parliamentary election

Iraqi politicians have begun campaigning in earnest for a seat in parliament well in advance of the official campaign period in the first polls ...

Marta Bellingreri

The struggle of refugee women across the sea

Feature: Women escaping war-torn countries to enter Europe for a better life are faced with many calamities, suffering the fate of all refugees ...

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Malia Bouattia

Uniting against #PunishAMuslimDay: A year-round challenge

Comment: The issue of Islamophobia is structural; embedded in the UK's foreign and domestic policy, writes Malia Bouattia.

Indian war crimes in Kashmir must end now

Rouf Dar

Indian war crimes in Kashmir must end now

Comment: India is engaged in every kind of war crimes denounced by international humanitarian law, writes Rouf Dar.

Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground

James M. Dorsey

Moderating Islam: Saudi Prince Mohammed walks on shaky ground

Comment: If Mohammed bin Salman continues to whitewash his family's role, whip former allies into subservience and suppress expressions of ...

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