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Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between science and religion, writes Usman Butt.

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Rouf Dar

Kashmir and Palestine: A history of occupation and solidarity

Comment: As India and Israel entwine in a military romance, the Kashmir-Palestine bond remains steadfast, united by their common struggle for a common objective - justice, writes Rouf Dar.

Syria missile attack 'false alarm', state media says

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Syria missile attack 'false alarm', state media says

State media reports that Syrian regime air defences shot down missiles over the central Homs region have been retracted.

Radicalisation in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Jeremy Felkowsky

Radicalisation in prison cells in France and Tunisia

Comment: In overcrowded and dehumanising prison conditions, someone making a speech that is even the slightest bit comforting or inspiring can ...

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 terrorism in France and Tunisia.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

US, France, Britain launch airstrikes on Syria

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of punitive strikes on Syria's capital Damascus in response to alleged chemical weapons ...

Malia Bouattia

Students not suspects: Prevent on campus

Comment: The Prevent policy disproportionately targets dissenting students, people of colour and Muslims, writes Malia Bouattia.

Syria's Afrin creates council after Kurd militia ousted

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Syria's Afrin creates council after Kurd militia ousted

Turkish state media said a 20-member interim council was set up in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Thursday, weeks after it was captured by ...

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Trump's silence on a Saudi nuclear bomb

Joe Cirincione

Trump's silence on a Saudi nuclear bomb

Comment: For over 70 years, US policy has been to oppose the proliferation of nuclear weapons. But for Saudi Arabia, Trump appears to have ...

Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

The New Arab & agencies

Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

After the US and France denied any involvement in the airstrike, Damascus and Moscow charged Israel with the Monday attack.

Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

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Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

Syrian state news agencies have said that a government air base was struck by missiles on Monday.

Assad's uncle faces corruption trial over illegally amassed fortune

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Assad's uncle faces corruption trial over illegally amassed fortune

Rifaat al-Assad headed an elite force that put down a Sunni insurrection in Hama in 1982, a crackdown that claimed between 10,000 and 40,000 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libyans to be surveyed on country's future

A series of public consultations will be held across Libya aiming to end the political deadlock.

The New Arab

Egyptian literary pioneer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passes away

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik has died aged 55, a writer with a vision who transformed contemporary Arab literature.

The New Arab

Virgin's 700 mph Hyperloop could make Saudi Arabia debut

Virgin's Hyperloop 700 mph transportation system could make its debut in Saudi Arabia, following Mohammad bin Salman's visit to the test site ...

The New Arab

Iraq scouts make comeback in former IS bastion Mosul

More than 200 male and female scout leaders from across Iraq recently converged on Mosul, months after its liberation from Islamic State ...

Israel cancels its mass deportation of African asylum seekers

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Israel cancels its mass deportation of African asylum seekers

Israel has canceled its plan to mass deport thousands of African asylum seekers after reaching a deal with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Israel cancels its mass deportation of African asylum seekers

Israel has canceled its plan to mass deport thousands of African asylum seekers after reaching a deal with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Israel to resettle asylum seekers in Europe and Canada

The New Arab & agencies

Israel to resettle asylum seekers in Europe and Canada

Israel has canceled its plan to mass deport thousands of African asylum seekers, instead resettling them in western countries after reaching a ...

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based ...

Palestine: Let's stop pretending it's a fair fight

Amal Awad

Palestine: Let's stop pretending it's a fair fight

Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the ...

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