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US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

22 November, 2017

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the Rohingya that amount to "ethnic cleansing" of the Muslim minority.

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

22 November, 2017

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope of escape.

Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over 'illegal group'

22 November, 2017

Egyptian prosecutors have detained a satirist known for his ribald humour on suspicion of joining an 'illegal group', his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

21 November, 2017

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could become new people trafficking hubs.

Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

21 November, 2017

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

UAE, Egypt must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

21 November, 2017

An Egyptian detainee held in the UAE due to be released last month after serving his three year sentence is now missing after being deported to Egypt

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

21 November, 2017

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in Afghanistan, including allegations of rape and torture by US military and

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

20 November, 2017

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under Sisi their collective trauma reached fever pitch, writes Gehad Quisay.

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

20 November, 2017

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

Egypt parties begin campaigning for 2018 presidential elections

20 November, 2017

Campaigns for Egypt's 2018 presidential elections have begun with main political parties and prominent personalities calling for Sisi to run a second term

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