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As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Lebanon’s armed forces have arrested Islamist militants who were planning attacks in the country after foreign embassies warned their citizens to avoid public places.

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

Aurangzeb Qureshi

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

An unlikely partnership has emerged in Myanmar between the Buddhist clergy and the military, allowing for horrific violence to develop against the Rohingya with religious cover, reports Aurangzeb Qureshi.

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Hadani Ditmars

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, ...

Majority of Canadians against selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

Majority of Canadians against selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

A majority of Canadians disagree with their government's arms sales to Saudi Arabia over revelations that Riyadh used Canadian-made combat ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition absolves itself of Yemen 'warcrimes'

A panel set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate warcrimes in Yemen has largely justified its actions despite civilian casualties.

The New Arab

Jewish rights group campaigns against 'birthright' trip to Israel

Peace group Jewish Voice for Peace have launched a campaign encouraging Jews to boycott the so-called birthright trip to the occupied ...

Steven Salaita

A moral case against normalisation with Israel

Comment: Normalising relations with Israel amounts to crossing the picket line, and betrays not only compatriots, but everybody oppressed by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan king hopes for bigger Syria ceasefire

King Abdullah II of Jordan has said he hopes that a recent ceasefire in southern Syria will spread to other parts of the country to lead to a ...

White supremacists drowned out in Vancouver by counter-protest

Hadani Ditmars

White supremacists drowned out in Vancouver by counter-protest

Society: Anti-racism campaigners vastly outnumbered far-right activists in Vancouver this weekend, reports Hadani Ditmars.

Andrew Leber and Nicholas Morley

America's last true wake-up call

Comment: The sight of white supremacists openly waving their banners of hate may be the last true wake-up call we get as a country, write Andrew ...

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want ...

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

<em>Canada</em> to contribute policing to Iraq's liberated Mosul

The New Arab

Canada to contribute policing to Iraq's liberated Mosul

Canada will send a batch of police officers to Iraq to help local authorities establish a police presence in the now-liberated Mosul, ...

<em>Canada</em> 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

The New Arab

Canada 'urgently' investigating use of vehicles in Saudi crackdown

Canada is working "with a real sense of urgency" to investigate whether Canadian-made military vehicles were used by Saudi forces in an ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Muslim cemetery gets approval in Quebec City

The agreement follows the deaths of six Muslim men killed in an attack on a mosque in January, reports Jillian Kestler D'Amours.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar Airways expected to access contingency flight routes

The Qatar owned airline is expected to be granted access to three new flight routes after it was denied using airspace of the four Arab states ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Canadian armoured vehicles used' in Saudi Arabia Shia crackdown

Canadian armoured vehicles were likely used in the brutal crackdown in eastern Saudi Arabia, a Shia-majority region, and could spark a ...

The New Arab

Group of nations demand UN aid access in Syria

Fourteen heads of mission in Geneva have decried a lack of access for humanitarian aid in Syria, urging the Security Council to ensure convoys ...

Why artists should not perform in Israel

Huda Ammori

Why artists should not perform in Israel

Comment: To perform in Israel is to ignore the Palestinian people's call for boycott, and it flies in the face of the struggle for social ...

The New Arab

Canadian-Lebanese man tries to send tank to Lebanese army

A video has emerged of a Lebanese man who appears to have bought a tank in Canada with the intention of shipping it to the Lebanese army

Outrage over <em>Canada</em> compensating former Guantanamo detainee is misguided

Usaid Siddiqui

Outrage over Canada compensating former Guantanamo detainee is misguided

Comment: Omar Khadr was a child soldier at the time of capture, and as such as should be treated as a victim, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Quebec town rejects plan to build Muslim cemetery

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Quebec town rejects plan to build Muslim cemetery

Society: A small community near Canada's Quebec City has voted against building what would have been the first Muslim cemetery near the ...

Palestine activists in <em>Canada</em> battle Israeli settlement wines

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Palestine activists in Canada battle Israeli settlement wines

In-depth: Vintages produced in illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land must not be labelled 'Product of Israel', activists argue.

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