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Amnesty International said on Tuesday that Iran's courts had 'run roughshod over the rule of law' by upholding the death sentence of an academic accused of spying during nuclear talks.

Analysis: Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed, writes Richard Salamé.

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

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Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

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Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

A new desert metropolis to be built by Jordan has been met with skepticism by urban planners, who argue it is more efficient to improve existing ...

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Rothna Begum

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens ...

Sam Fouad

On the perils of an empty State Department

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

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Women in rural Tunisia mix hot sauce with business

Tunisian women earn a living by producing, selling and even exporting Harissa, the spicy hot pepper paste notorious in the North ...

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental ...

Romain Calvary

Arrests and 'corruption': Inside Saudi Arabia's business affairs

Comment: The arrest of Mohamed al-Amoudi is a textbook warning to local businessmen who might have been harbouring seditious designs, writes ...

Iran inaugurates Indian Ocean port 'away from US Navy'

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Iran inaugurates Indian Ocean port 'away from US Navy'

Iran inaugurated a long-awaited new port at Chabahar in the southeast Sunday, which it is hoped will be a major new trade hub linking India and ...

Number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya doubles in November

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Number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya doubles in November

Nearly twice as many Nigerian migrants returned home from Libya in November than the previous month, the National Emergency Management Agency ...

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

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Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

Russia negotiates deal for warplanes to use Egypt bases

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Russia negotiates deal for warplanes to use Egypt bases

Russian PM approves draft deal with Egypt that would allow Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases.

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HRW condemns 'Haftar-linked summary executions' in eastern Libya

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a series of summary executions of dozens of people in areas of eastern Libya under the control of controversial strongman Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Roger Hercz

The 'Sun King' rules Israel

In-depth: Corruption-suspect Benjamin Netanyahu is taking increasingly drastic steps to avoid the long arm of the law. But his voters are still ...

Hadani Ditmars

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

Jo Schietti

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

In-depth: The proposed bill is expected to be discussed in parliament amid fear and paranoia in Egypt's LGBT community.

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First food aid in weeks docks at Yemen port

The first shipment of food in three weeks has arrived at Yemen's Saleef port, the UN said, as it warns 11 million children are in desperate need ...

Arab economies look set to stay in the doldrums

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Arab economies look set to stay in the doldrums

Analysis: While European economies appear to have weathered the storm, dark forecasts for the Arab world persist, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from <em>North</em> <em>Africa</em>

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Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states ...

US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

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US strike kills more than 100 Somalia Shabaab fighters

US forces conducted an airstrike against the al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab group in Somalia on Tuesday, killing more than 100 militants, military ...

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