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Comment: Until France treats it's migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj has refused a plan to set up asylum processing centres in his country, and says he will not be swayed by financial incentives.

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

HRW slams <em>Morocco</em> over journalist's 3-year jail term

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HRW slams Morocco over journalist's 3-year jail term

Hamid el Mahdaoui was sentenced in June for "not denouncing" attempts to harm state security

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

The New Arab

Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Under the watchful eyes of the police, protesters in Morocco's Rabat marched towards parliament on Sunday, brandishing pictures of jailed Rif opponents.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh welcomes FIFA action on World Cup pirate broadcasters

Saudi Arabia has welcomed FIFA's move towards legal action in the country over pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches, alleging ...

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

The New Arab

EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of ...

The New Arab

Lebanon told to legalise hashish to solve economic crisis

Hashish has long been cultivated illegally in Lebanon, particularly in the Bekaa Valley, historically a stronghold for Hizballah and outlaw ...

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

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 ...

Algeria, <em>Morocco</em>, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

The New Arab

Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco

Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

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Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

Tunisia exits World Cup after 2-1 win over Panama

Uri Levy

Tunisia exits World Cup after 2-1 win over Panama

Blog: The Tunisians beat Panama 2-1 on the final day of the group stage action, giving them their second World Cup match win since 1978.

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan court slaps three year sentence on journalist

Rights groups have criticised authorities for the arrest and jail sentence, saying Hamid El Mahdaoui did not commit a crime.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco rejects EU moves for it to host migrants

Morocco's foreign minister has rejected the idea of hosting reception centres for refugees in his country.

Ilhem Rachidi

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Comment: The brief period of openness that followed the uprising in 2011 did not last long. Today, civil rights are curtailed, and demonstrators ...

The New Arab & agencies

Seasonal Moroccan fruit pickers exploited, sexually assaulted in Spain

Some 16,000 Moroccan migrants arrived in Spain this year to pick fruit, and some say they were exploited and even sexually assaulted.

<em>Morocco</em> sentences Rif protest leader to 20 years

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Morocco sentences Rif protest leader to 20 years

Activist Nasser Zafzafi, who led popular protests in the Rif region, was charged with 'threatening national unity' and 'undermining public ...

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: It was fun while it lasted

Blog: All the teams from the Middle East are on their way home - but what a few weeks it has been.

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Anthony Harwood

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing federation, is ...

Large 'meteor' strikes <em>Morocco</em> desert, sparking hunt for remains

The New Arab

Large 'meteor' strikes Morocco desert, sparking hunt for remains

A meteor seems to have struck Morocco's southwestern desert region, lighting up the night sky and creating a loud explosion, news website ...

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v <em>Morocco</em>

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Spain v Morocco

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 as Spain and Morocco battle it out in Group B. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

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