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Riyadh has delivered a small dose of cultural and economic openness in order to avoid demands for political liberalism

Soumaya Ghannoushi

Despite its billing as the most accurate portrayal of Israel's famous rescue operation, the film is a hodgepodge of historical account and fictional dramatisation

Azad Essa

The ideas of Muslim entryism and conspiracy have reached new and alarming proportions

Arzu Merali

As President Sisi embarks on his second term, his western allies should tell him that tackling the abuse of power by the armed forces should be a first order priority

James Lynch

Three years after the start of Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen, the Saudi dream of reviving the greatness of the kingdom has turned into a nightmare

Nabil Ennasri

So-called reconciliation deals have become a coercive tool for the Syrian government to reclaim communities that have fallen outside its control

Marika Sosnowski

With an ally like John Bolton at the heart of the Trump administration, Israel will never see any criticism or policy it views as inimical to its interests

Richard Silverstein

After repressing any potential competitors, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is poised for easy victory in this week's presidential vote

Mohannad Sabry

By hosting a film festival that celebrates Palestinian and wider Arab cinema, the organisers are making a point that Haifa remains part of the Arab world

Yara Hawari

Less than a year before the 2019 presidential election, many are worried that a lifetime presidency for Bouteflika is inevitable

Adlène Meddi