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Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

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Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

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Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The government-engineered 'expat exodus' has failed to bring down unemployment, which instead increased in the kingdom, as locals shun ...

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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.

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Basra protester killed by police during unemployment rallies

One protester was killed and at least five others injured when Iraqi police violently dispersed demonstrations in the southern city of Basra on ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

You can't take Islamophobia out of the Tory party

Comment: An inquiry into Tory Islamophobia would be futile; it's a cornerstone party value, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Vicki Squire

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

Comment: So long as the testimonies of people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle with a crisis of its own making, writes ...

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Sahar F. Aziz

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Comment: America is experiencing another outbreak of White Nativism, but this time the target is Muslims, writes Sahar Aziz.

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Israeli winemaker under fire over racism against Ethiopian employees

Ethiopian Jews have long been known to have suffered extensive discrimination inside Israel.

Sinai 'cornerstone' to Trump's peace plan, Egyptian sources reveal

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Sinai 'cornerstone' to Trump's peace plan, Egyptian sources reveal

Details of Trump's designs on the North Sinai, including Egyptian-controlled air and sea ports and an industrial zone for Gaza, have reportedly ...

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

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Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the end of the unjust Kafala system and ...

Philippines president to visit Kuwait after worker abuse scandal

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Philippines president to visit Kuwait after worker abuse scandal

Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the corpse of domestic worker Joanna Demafelis was found in a freezer.

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Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

Corbyn said on Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war.

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

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Turkmenistan readies for crackdown on polygamy

Reclusive Turkmenistan has appeared to be cracking down on polygamous relationships, with the parliament issuing new legislation against the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Londoners mark anniversary of Finsbury Park mosque terror attack

Father-of-six Makram Ali was killed when far-right extremist Darren Osbourne ploughed his van into a crowd outside the north London mosque.

The liberal's lament over Israel

James J. Zogby

The liberal's lament over Israel

Comment: Apartheid Israel can never be a democratic state, despite what some 'liberals' might think, writes James J. Zogby.

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Sam Hamad

Russia's world cup has Syrian blood on its hands

Comment: Russia's World Cup adds to its global panoply of PR, designed to normalise all its actions, including the Syrian genocide, writes Sam ...

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Alain Gresh

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

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Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

The CMF is the latest to join calls for an independent investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

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