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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes for writing posts deemed 'critical of Islam'.

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.

Death toll from Gaza protest killings rises to 40

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Death toll from Gaza protest killings rises to 40

As Gaza protests enter the fourth week, two Palestinians have succumb to their wounds seeing the death toll rise to 40, following Israel's use of live fire at the demonstrations.

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it ...

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are ...

Cyril Lemba

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

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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Iraq sentences French, Russian female jihadists to life imprisonment

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman and two other Russians to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related ...

115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

The New Arab

115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

Supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) clashed with police in Abuja during a march demanding his ...

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty: 'IS-linked' women, children suffer abuse in Iraq

A new report by Amnesty International documents the testimonies of displaced Iraqi women who say they have suffered sexual ...

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 ...

Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry

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Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry

Iraq has executed 13 people including 11 convicted on charges relating to "terrorism", the justice ministry said on Monday, as the country ...

France and Tunisia's war or terror: An introduction

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 ...

Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA ...

The New Arab & agencies

MbS arrives in Madrid as global tour nears end

Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has arrived in Spain, the last leg of his tour aiming to project a progressive image of his kingdom.

The New Arab

Don't sell warships to Saudi military, charities urge Spain

The "Arms Under Control" collective called on Spain to halt its planned military deals with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, during Saudi Prince ...

CJ Werleman

Gaza: Trump grants Israel a licence to kill

Comment: US silence over the latest Palestinian deaths can be read in no other way than a green light for Israel's violent acts of collective ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi crown prince to visit France 'next week'

Rights groups have called on French President Emmanuel Macron to urge Prince Salman to halt the bombing campaign in Yemen and lift the blockade ...

Macron urged to pressure Saudi prince over Yemen war

The New Arab

Macron urged to pressure Saudi prince over Yemen war

Rights groups urged French President Emmanuel Macron to focus on Saudi Arabia's deadly war in Yemen during his meeting with the Crown Prince ...

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

<em>Amnesty</em> mocks image-conscious Saudi Arabia with parody PR campaign

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Amnesty mocks image-conscious Saudi Arabia with parody PR campaign

Amnesty International has released a spoof advertising campaign mocking the publicity drive accompanying Saudi Arabia's Crown ...

French MP seeks inquiry into controversial Saudi arms sales

The New Arab & agencies

French MP seeks inquiry into controversial Saudi arms sales

En Marche! MP Sebastien Nadot is asking parliament to study the legality of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Omar Sultan

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Comment: Manurhin is the global leader in ammunition manufacturing machinery. Its almost 70-year trade partnership with Egypt continues, despite ...

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