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The New Arab Staff

Yasser al-Banna


Comment: Khalid Meshaal's recent visit to Riyadh prompted feverish speculation, but its origins probably lie in the kingdom’s regional policies, says Yasser al-Banna.

24 July, 2015

Comment: The Turkish elections which Erdogan's Islamists won but lost their parliamentary majority were misread in the Arab world, says Yasser al-Banna.

14 June, 2015

Comment: A mooted agreement to lift the Israeli blockade on Gaza would benefit Hamas and leave the Palestinian Authority floundering, says Yasser al-Banna.

26 March, 2015

Analysis: The temporary opening of the Rafah border crossing, attributed to the Islamic Jihad group, has brought relief to many Gazans.

12 March, 2015

Comment: The collapse of the Syrian state and the rise of the Islamic State group mean that what was previously unthinkable must be considered.

05 February, 2015

Clean water is becoming an impossible luxury for the people of Gaza. Years of war and blockade is taking its toll on residents, and the situation is only going to get worse.

19 November, 2014