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US to decide if Trump's 'travel ban' is racist

24 April, 2018

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban, analysing whether the order discriminates against citizens based on their religion or country.

Israel cancels plan to mass deport African migrants

24 April, 2018

The Israeli government says it has scrapped its plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants.

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

24 April, 2018

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ultra-conservative practices, writes James M. Dorsey.

Muslim group blames Trump for surge in Islamophobic attacks

24 April, 2018

US President Donald Trump's policies are being blamed for the sharp rise in anti-Muslim hate crime in America.

Palestine files 'colonial occupation' complaint against Israel

23 April, 2018

Palestinian diplomats have accused Israel of using discriminatory measures and breaching the international anti-racism treaty to maintain a 'colonial occupation'.

Cutting salaries is a crime, Gaza PA employees say

20 April, 2018

Mahmoud Abbas is trying to cultivate a backlash against Hamas, but cutting salaries is making him just as unpopular in Gaza as the Islamist group, reports Mohammed Arafat.

US city 'bans police from training with Israel forces'

20 April, 2018

A US city has banned its police force from training with the Israeli military after lobbying from community organisations, making it the first to take such a measure.

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

20 April, 2018

In-depth: Syrian refugees are being subjected to institutional violence, fuelled by scapegoating and a sharp rise in xenophobia, a new Human Rights Watch report has found.

Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

19 April, 2018

An Egyptian lawmaker has pushed for parliament to vote on legislation that would set up a state-run body on men's rights, sparking anger from women's rights advocates.

'State of emergency' erodes France and Tunisia's civil liberties

18 April, 2018

Comment: The state of emergency declared by the French and Tunisian governments has led to increasing infringements of civil liberties, but civil society is fighting back, writes Cyril Lemba.

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