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An Iraqi rapper has adapted US performer Childish Gambino's politically charged hit "This is America", racking up over half a million views on YouTube in just three weeks.

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

UAE road users warned against filming accident sites

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UAE road users warned against filming accident sites

Converge at accident sites and face a heavy fine, UAE police have warned citizens.

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Saudi gym worker sacked after flexing biceps to women

Saudi authorities have reportedly shut down a gym after images circulated online showing an employee 'displaying his muscles' in front of women.

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Haïfa al-Amin: A step towards social equality in Iraq

The New Arab meets Haïfa al-Amin, the Communist Party candidate who won a seat in May's election, as she prepares to take office, with dreams of ...

CJ Werleman

Israel's obvious attempts to provoke Hamas will fail

Comment: When faced with peaceful Palestinian demonstrations, the Israeli military seeks to intentionally provoke a violent Palestinian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Regime reclaims more ground in south Syria: monitor

At least four villages in southern Syria were passed onto regime control on Sunday, the latest in a series of regained ground after the ...

Rebels re-enter Russian-brokered negotiations over Daraa

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Rebels re-enter Russian-brokered negotiations over Daraa

Syrian rebels and local officials have restarted talks with regime ally Russia over the fate of the key southern region of Daraa.

Wilson Dizard

America's cyber civil war rages as migrant families suffer

Comment: In the age of Trump, journalism alone can't convince people of concepts like the universal value of human life, writes Wilson Dizard.

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

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Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the hands of ...

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 26 ...

The New Arab

Sarin, chlorine 'very likely' used in Syria: OPCW

OPCW found the nerve agent sarin and toxic chemical chlorine were likely used as weapons in two attacks in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

US man jailed for trying to join IS

Arafat Nagi claimed he joined the terrorist group as a way to help the humanitarian effort in Syria.

The New Arab

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is believed to ...

The New Arab

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is believed to ...

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

The New Arab

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

The New Arab

Austria closes mosques, expels imams in 'political Islam' crackdown

Austria's right-wing government in launching a crackdown on mosques and imams it links to 'political Islam'

UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

UN sanctions six human traffickers in Libya

This marks the first time the UN body sanctioned the leaders of smuggling rings.

Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

The New Arab

Iran, Hizballah to remain in Syria until 'fully liberated'

Lebanon's veteran Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that Iran and Hizballah will remain in Syria until the country regains its 'territorial ...

Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

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Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

Saudi women have taken to Twitter to slam Vogue for featuring a glamorous princess on its cover, but ignoring Riyadh's recent jailing of a ...

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