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In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are noticeably hitting the country’s poor and middle class, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Comment: From Tel Aviv liberals to the ultra-orthodox community of Jerusalem, Israeli public discourse towards Palestinians is increasingly radicalised, writes CJ Werleman.

Dozens of regime soldiers 'killed' in eastern Syria attack

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens of regime soldiers 'killed' in eastern Syria attack

The Islamic State group has launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said.

What is terrorism?

Zohra El-Mokhtari

What is terrorism?

Comment: Broad and shifting definitions of 'terrorism' have given states free rein to act with impunity, writes Zohra el-Mokhtari.

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Warda Mohamed

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

Comment: 'How do we define terrorism?' and who should be classed as a 'terrorist'? Warda Mohammed introduces this special series on responses to ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma by sharing stories to help others.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Blast kills 11 civilians in Syria's Idlib

An explosion targeting a building in Idlib killed 11 civilians and wounded eighty others.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Kashmir: The democracy that never was

Comment: Indian violence in Kashmir is not only authorised, but also incentivised by the state, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Saudi soldier killed in restive Qatif province

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi soldier killed in restive Qatif province

A Saudi solider was killed following a raid by security forces in the flashpoint town of Awamiya in the kingdom's Qatif province.

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.

Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

The Khan Sheikhoun attack was yet another low point in seven years of Syria's war. Survivors mourn their loved ones one year later.

Rebels leave behind labyrinth of tunnels under Syria's Ghouta

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels leave behind labyrinth of tunnels under Syria's Ghouta

Rebels leave behind an advanced tunnel system as evacuations from East Ghouta continue.

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

The New Arab

Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

Malia Bouattia

Solidarity with the #Stansted15

Comment: Threatening those who take direct action to stop deportations with 'terrorism' charges is an attempt to terrify activists, writes Malia Bouattia.

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

The New Arab

Amnesty mocks image-conscious Saudi Arabia with parody PR campaign

Amnesty International has released a spoof advertising campaign mocking the publicity drive accompanying Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad ...

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.

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Omar Sultan

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Comment: Manurhin is the global leader in ammunition manufacturing machinery. Its almost 70-year trade partnership with Egypt continues, despite ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to purge Muslim Brotherhood influence in schools

Teachers who are deemed sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood will be dismissed, as Saudi Arabia prepares to purge school curriculum from any ...

The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: 15 years of failure

Far from spreading seeds of democracy, the US-led invasion of Iraq, 15 years ago, allowed dangerous forces to supplant the previous Baathist ...

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

Emile Nakhleh

Pompeo's appointment bodes ill for the Middle East

The appointment of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state does not bode well for the people of the Middle East, and could damage US standing in the ...

Iran arrests former vice president and aide to Ahmadinejad

The New Arab & agencies

Iran arrests former vice president and aide to Ahmadinejad

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie's arrest comes after he protested the recent jailing of another of Ahmadinejad's vice presidents.

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