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The European Union has asked Saudi Arabia to provide details on the arrests and charges facing women human rights activists detained in a recent crackdown on dissent in the country.

Book review: This is a compelling story about conflict and displacement, that teaches us about the importance of optimism, writes Usman Butt.

When defending 'religious liberty' means courting Christian nationalists

Marcus Montgomery

When defending 'religious liberty' means courting Christian nationalists

Comment: Jeff Sessions' 'Religious Liberty Task Force' has nothing to do with guaranteeing the rights of all religious groups, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Paul McLoughlin

Oman and Kuwait go gently into Saudi-Canada dispute

Oman became the latest Gulf country to back Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada, but used carefully guarded words.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to relocate Canada-based students, following diplomatic spat

Thousands of Saudi students in Canada will be relocated to other countries after Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Ottawa.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Only Kashmiris may own property in Muslim-majority Kashmir, but a legal bid backed by a radical right-wing Hindu nationalist group threatens the ...

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil ...

James J. Zogby

Foolish wars have consequences

Comment: We can only imagine what the Middle East would be like, if 15 years ago the US hadn't engaged in the foolish war in Iraq, writes James ...

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Azmi Bishara

What does Israel's 'Jewish Nation' basic law mean?

Israel's controversial Jewish Nation basic law will have deep consequences for democracy and Arab citizens' rights in the country, writes Dr. ...

Malia Bouattia

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Comment: As Muslim women we are held up as examples as long as our resistance is considered acceptable, and not a threat, writes Malia Bouattia.

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Muhammad Shehada

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Comment: Gaza is a resilient and vibrant community that is poised to flourish. It's time to lift the blockade, writes Muhammad Shehada.

South Sudan rivals agree power sharing deal

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan rivals agree power sharing deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former vice President Riek Machar have once again agreed a power sharing arrangement, amid growing pressure ...

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has ...

Trapped Syria White Helmets rescuers demand evacuation

The New Arab

Trapped Syria White Helmets rescuers demand evacuation

Hundreds of opposition-linked White Helmets rescuers and their families remain trapped in the south, fearing reprisals from approaching regime ...

Wilson Dizard

Cyber war laws: Only hope for saving civilian minds

Comment: Russian election meddling is evidence that the civilian mind is no longer sovereign, writes Wilson Dizard.

Rami Almeghari

Israel responds to Gaza balloon protests with deadly violence

Incendiary balloons have floated over Gaza's border fence in a show of protests by Palestinians, with Israel retaliating with lethal force, ...

The New Arab

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

The Israeli parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning groups that are critical of the occupation of Palestinian land from entering Israeli ...

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

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 ...

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Malia Bouattia

Protests must reject Trump's politics, not just his personality

Comment: Protests around Trump's visit must speak out against racism and injustice in all its forms, in the US and the UK alike, writes Malia ...

Viva BDS: Spanish town votes to boycott 'apartheid Israel'

The New Arab & agencies

Viva BDS: Spanish town votes to boycott 'apartheid Israel'

Some 50 Spanish municipalities have passed resolutions in recent years endorsing the movement to boycott Israel.

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