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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has followed on from a threat to bar nationals from working in Kuwait, over allegations of abuse and deaths in the Gulf country.

Workers endure the threat of abuses, including rape, in some countries, commonly Kuwait, to be able to send money home and support their families.

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan looks back at what became of democratic transition, post-2011.

Trump sparks UK political row after cancelling London trip

The New Arab & agencies

Trump sparks UK political row after cancelling London trip

Trump said he was abandoning next month's trip to open the new US embassy because he did not like the location and cost of the building.

New Orleans council approves BDS resolution

The New Arab

New Orleans council approves BDS resolution

The city becomes the first in the American south to officially adopt BDS-focused legislation that it calls its 'social and ethical' obligation ...

The New Arab

Giulio Regeni: Cambridge tutor's computer seized for investigation

Italian authorities shift focus of investigation from Cairo to Cambridge, as they question Regeni's tutor over his motivations to study the sensitive topic of labour unions for his PhD.

Hadani Ditmars

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

World leaders are playing political chess with Jerusalem while Disneyfying its history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes Jonathan ...

Imogen Lambert

Brexit demonstrates the perils of ignoring Britain's colonial crimes

Comment: The UK must challenge its nostalgia for empire before it can move towards a progressive political future, writes Imogen Lambert.

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu's son under fire after 'strip club' tape

Last year Yair Netanyahu came under fire for posting an allegedly anti-Semitic caricature online aimed at his father's left-wing critics.

Saudi women to work at local airports

The New Arab

Saudi women to work at local airports

Women are being hired to work at check in desks in Saudi Arabia's airports, in preparation for the Vision 2030 tourism boost.

Trump's Jerusalem move takes pretence off the table

Malia Bouattia

Trump's Jerusalem move takes pretence off the table

Comment: Israel's free hand in expanding its colonial endeavours is increasingly a point of friction between governments and their populations, ...

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The New Arab

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The Italian coastguard said it rescued some 255 migrants in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya overnight, just before a front of bad ...

UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

The New Arab & agencies

UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

Italy has evacuated scores of Yemeni, Somali, Ethiopian, and Eritrean refugees from Libya, which included families, single mothers, and ...

Hadani Ditmars

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Jerusalem is once again under the international spotlight, but the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the city were not always so evident, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The New Arab & agencies

Half of Saudi population receiving welfare in new system

Saudi Arabia paid $533 million in the first monthly installment of a new welfare system to help low and middle-income families cope with ...

Imogen Lambert

Could Labour make a difference to the Palestinian cause?

Jeremy Corbyn is renowned for his pro-Palestine views. But how does this translate into Labour policy and will it have any real effect ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt facing population 'catastrophe'

With the country in economic, political and security turmoil, Egypt's high rate of population growth could see it heading for "catastrophe".

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing <em>Labour</em>

Hilary Aked

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Comment: The consolidation of a left-wing, pro-Palestinian leader's power, has been bad news for Israel's supporters in Labour, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libyan coastguard rescues more than 250 migrants

Migrants attempting to reach Italy have been intercepted by the Libyan coastguard, amid furore over plans to increase the Libyans' ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

Hazal Atay

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but ...

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

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