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Comment: The glaring fragility of the legitimate state lies exposed. This does not help the national project, writes Nadia al-Sakkaf.

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine stance came into view, writes Malia Bouattia.

Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

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Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

Syrian regime forces are poised for an attack on East Ghouta to retake the area.

Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Barak Barfi

Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Comment: Israeli PM Netanyahu's fate lies in the hands of avaricious coalition members, reluctant to cede their perks in the name of justice, ...

Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

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Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Journeys: archiving the struggle and continuing the resistance

Documenting Palestinian history since the Ottoman Empire, highlighting Palestine's trademark 'sumoud', or persistence, Palestinian Journeys is a new platform worth exploring.

Fadi al-Qadi

What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Comment: While state-sanctioned protests over Trump's Jerusalem move gathered crowds, outcry over government cuts to bread subsidies has been ...

Émile Taalab

Sisi or Sisi's supporter? Egypt's presidential dilemma

Analysis: After the alarming sidelining of any serious challengers to Sisi in upcoming presidential elections, Émile Taalab asks: will Egyptians ...

Nino Orto

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Film is important to document what is happening at a turbulent part of history, especially when providing evidence of war crimes, Firas Fayyad ...

Kuwait students launch campaign against 'normalisation' with Israel

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Kuwait students launch campaign against 'normalisation' with Israel

Kuwaiti students have kicked off a campaign to discourage Arab countries from "normalising" relations with Israel, amid anger over Washington's ...

The New Arab

Egypt opposition slam Sisi for 'frightening' voters, undermining elections

An Egyptian opposition political coalition has slammed President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for attempting to "frighten" voters in a speech this week.

HRW condemns Lebanon for 'attacks on freedom of speech'

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HRW condemns Lebanon for 'attacks on freedom of speech'

Lebanon's arrests of people who criticise public officials is creating a "pattern of prosecutions" said rights group Human Rights Watch.

Morocco's first spy satellite fuels regional rivalry

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Morocco's first spy satellite fuels regional rivalry

Blog: Impoverished citizenries are paying the price as each country races to the stars, writes Habibulah Lamin.

Saudi Arabia to criminalise smelling bad in a mosque

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi Arabia to criminalise smelling bad in a mosque

Dozens of new offences could land citizens in jail for 'anti-social behaviour' as Saudi Arabia's Shura Council eyes up a new 'indecency' law.

Saudi Arabia 'to criminalise wearing underwear in public'

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi Arabia 'to criminalise wearing underwear in public'

Dozens of new offences could land citizens in jail for 'anti-social behaviour' as Saudi Arabia's Shura Council eyes up a new 'indecency' law.

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Pro-Sisi politician to 'run against Sisi' as last-minute candidate

The last-minute surprise candidacy comes with Sisi, who has led an authoritarian regime since 2014, set to romp home to victory and another four-year term in the March 26-28 polls.

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptians urged to boycott Sisi's elections after high-profile withdrawals

Egyptian public figures are demanding a boycott of the elections as Sisi runs unopposed.

Kaamil Ahmed

Bangladeshi forests stripped as Rohingya refugees battle to survive

Investigation: With a surging population and no alternative fuel available, trees are being cut down at an alarming rate, increasing the threat ...

The New Arab

US set to overtake Saudi Arabia as oil producer

A resurgence among American shale companies, as oil prices stabilise, could see the US overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's leading ...

UAE removes Qatar from its Louvre museum map

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UAE removes Qatar from its Louvre museum map

Pictures have emerged on social media showing the Qatar peninsula has been removed from a map in the children's section of UAE's flagship Louvre ...

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UN seeks $1.6 billion as famine in Somalia looms

The UN says it needs $1.6 billion to protect 5.4 million people from the effects of famine, as conditions forecast to worsen.

MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

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MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

The founder behind MuslimGirl turned down Revlon's award because its brand ambassador is Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who has written in ...

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

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UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the French and British leaders

Tunisia's first LGBT 'queer film festival' gets underway

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Tunisia's first LGBT 'queer film festival' gets underway

The Mawjoudin film festival kicked off in Tunisia on Monday to show films exploring themes of 'sexuality, identity and gender affiliation'.

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