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Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through Congress, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate Rohingya Muslims who had fled a violent crackdown by Burmese forces in Rakhine state which has been described as "ethnic cleansing".

The 'mufti marriage law' and child brides in Turkey

Ylenia Gostoli

The 'mufti marriage law' and child brides in Turkey

In-depth: Changes to Turkey's marriage laws may only make underage marriage rates - linked to rising illiteracy rates - rise even higher, writes Ylenia Gostoli.

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

Matt Broomfield

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope ...

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a ...

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Five things Arab men need to stop saying

Palestinian vlogger Laila Hzaineh's video of how Arab men really should think before speaking has gone viral

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

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Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release ...

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Turkey bans LGBTI events across capital citing 'public sensitivity'

Turkey has banned all LGBTI events across Ankara provinces citing fears over "social sensibilities" and the need to "maintain public order".

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

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Israeli settlers pepper spray Palestinian children in occupied Hebron

Israeli settlers pepper sprayed two Palestinian children causing them to suffocate in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

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The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

Turkey bans German gay film festival

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Turkey bans German gay film festival

Turkey has banned a festival of German language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara on Thursday over fears it could be a target for ...

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HRW slams treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in Gulf

Human Rights Watch have described the horrific treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf states the UAE and Oman, detailing incidences of 'beatings, exploitation, harassment'.

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya on Saturday marked the first of its kind.

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

Harvey Weinstein 'hired ex-Mossad spies to silence accusers'

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Harvey Weinstein 'hired ex-Mossad spies to silence accusers'

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly hired intelligence agents formerly of Israel's Mossad to investigate and attempt to discredit ...

Tariq Ramadan takes leave over sex <em>abuse</em> probes

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Tariq Ramadan takes leave over sex abuse probes

The Swiss-born professor denies two allegations of rape made by French women, and further allegations in Swiss media of sexual misconduct ...

Egyptians discuss divorce in 'controversial' hashtag

Diana Alghoul

Egyptians discuss divorce in 'controversial' hashtag

The Arabic hashtag 'Why is Divorce Widespread' circulated on Twitter, sparking questions on compatibility and means of getting married.

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