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A child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants heading for Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

Imogen Lambert

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

A new social media group names and shames abusive employers to fight for justice for domestic workers in Lebanon, and to draw attention to the Kafala system.

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 ...

Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

The New Arab

Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

Lebanon is ignoring the safety of thousands of Syrian refugees in the country who are opponents of the Assad regime, as it increases pressure ...

The New Arab

'Screw Lebanon': Racist Lebanese song mocking Syrians infuriates refugees

Calls for a Lebanese TV channel to be shut down spread as a song mocking Syrian refugees goes viral.

The New Arab

IS leader Baghdadi's right-hand man 'killed in Iraq'

Iraqi military officials say notorious IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's second-in-command was killed in a US-backed military operation ...

The New Arab

Dubai-based broadcaster MBC ordered to take Turkish soaps off-air

One of the Arab world's biggest broadcasters MBC has been ordered to drop popular Turkish dramas, as tensions between the UAE and Turkey heat up.

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels 'shelling humanitarian corridor' in Eastern Ghouta, Russia says

But locals say they do not trust Russia's unilateral arrangement for a five-hour 'truce' to evacuate the besieged Damascus suburb.

Orient <em>TV</em> 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

The New Arab

Orient TV 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

An investigation by The New Arab's sister publication found links between anti-Assad Orient TV and Israeli army officials in its 'Good ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ahmed Shafiq 'detained in Cairo hotel by Egyptian military'

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according ...

Trump doesn't understand the art of the Iran deal

James Brownsell

Trump doesn't understand the art of the Iran deal

Comment: The long-negotiated Iran nuclear deal keeps the dogs of war on a leash. It must not be scrapped, writes James Brownsell.

UAE cable providers stop broadcasts of London-based <em>Al</em>-Araby <em>TV</em>

The New Arab

UAE cable providers stop broadcasts of London-based Al-Araby TV

Two leading Emirati subscription television networks have ended contracts with the London-based al-Araby TV in the latest move ...

Arms deals, speculation and repression: A very British Brexit

Joe Odell

Arms deals, speculation and repression: A very British Brexit

Comment: With trade between the UAE and the UK set to increase post-Brexit, state repression in the UAE is only set to get worse, writes Joe ...

Qatar and the risky politics of bullying

Bill Law

Qatar and the risky politics of bullying

Comment: Blockading food shipments, withdrawing air space, whipping up anti-Qatar fever in state controlled media. It's time Saudi Arabia and ...

The New Arab

Pro-Hezbollah TV station accuses Shia rival of 'van attack'

The outlet’s deputy chief editor Karma Khayat told another Lebanese said Al-Jadeed believes the Amal Movement is behind the attacks.

Antonia Zerbisias

No disguise: Trudeau's feel-good tweets and hugs for Syrians

Comment: Trudeau may be cashing in on Canada's refugee-friendly image, but racism and Islamophobia are never far away, writes Antonia Zerbisias.

Antonia Zerbisias

US-Canada: The longest undefended border, but for how long?

Comment: Refugees fleeing President Trump's immigration bans are attempting to reach Canada. But crossing the border is increasingly ...

The New Arab

Hizballah student group 'bans' Fairouz music at Lebanese University

A Fairouz song played at the memorial ceremony of a student at the Lebanese University's Hadath campus caused controversy after ...

Day of bloodshed follows IS counter-attack in Iraq's Kirkuk

The New Arab & agencies

Day of bloodshed follows IS counter-attack in Iraq's Kirkuk

US coalition jets bombed a Shia shrine south of Kirkuk, killing 15 women, while an Iraqi journalist has been shot dead by IS sniper fire.

Mohamed ElMeshad

How Egyptian and Arab media (over)reacted to Turkey's coup

Gleeful reactions from Egyptian media outlets over the failed coup attempt in Turkey enforce disconnect between media and reality as well as the ...

Egypt's 'warming peace' with Israel

Mohamed ElMeshad

Egypt's 'warming peace' with Israel

Comment: The Egyptian foreign minister's trip to see Binyamin Netanyahu reveals a Sadat-like foreign policy agenda - shunting the Palestinian ...

Deporting voices of dissent in Egypt

Mohamed ElMeshad

Deporting voices of dissent in Egypt

Comment: The fate of journalist Lilian Daoud speaks of a media landscape in which the regime will enjoy the freedom to shape the political ...

The origins of the word 'Ramadan'

Akram Belkaid

The origins of the word 'Ramadan'

Comment: Akram Belkaid explains where the word 'Ramadan' originally derived from and what this holy month means for Muslims.

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