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Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia Bouattia.

Flags should be hung in a "prominent position" in all mosque courtyards, the China Islamic Association said.

NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

The New Arab & agencies

NYU Abu Dhabi 'blocks filming of John Kerry speech'

Analysts speculate the decision might have followed Kerry's initial intent to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which the UAE and most Gulf states strongly opposed.

Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

Kurdish forces in Syria are rehabilitating dozens of child fighters recruited by IS, part of a "second chance policy" by the Kurdish Democratic ...

Trump cuts assistance to US-backed forces in northern Syria

The New Arab

Trump cuts assistance to US-backed forces in northern Syria

Anti-IS forces in northern Syria have been cut of US assistance, as Trump appears set to withdraw his forces from he country.

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life ...

The New Arab

At least 1,000 children injured by Israeli gunfire, teargas

Thousands of children have been injured in Gaza protests according to an international aid group, with concerns that more will be exposed to ...

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, ...

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats ...

Daoud Kuttab

Abbas' departure should be decided by Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians may have many reasons for a change in leadership, but a proud people won't allow a foreign power to dictate a suitable ...

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese <em>education</em> system

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is discriminating against children with disabilities who are ...

Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

The New Arab

Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

Photoblog: Meeting the carers who work day in and day out in Kashmir's last leper colony, established by the British a century ago to isolate ...

Israeli soldier gets hero's welcome after serving manslaughter term

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli soldier gets hero's welcome after serving manslaughter term

The soldier served nine months in prison for the 2016 killing of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, who was shot in the head at point-blank range while ...

Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Shia militias take 'jihad' to the ballot boxes

Not long ago they were battling against the Islamic State group - now members of Iraqi paramilitary units have swapped bullets for the ballots ...

The New Arab & agencies

The six Lebanese women voted into parliament

The landmark 6 May election saw a record 86 women run, with virtually every party - except Shia movement Hizballah - putting forward female candidates.

The New Arab

Top Emirati air force commander revealed as American mercenary

Boom and bust: A UAE commander has been revealed as former US military officer and breast enhancement salesman Stephen Toumajan.

The New Arab & agencies

Hizballah makes gains in Lebanon election, drawing Israeli ire

Hizballah's potential gains in Lebanon's parliament make the state indistinguishable from the Iran-backed group, Israel's Naftali Bennett said.

Sana Fazili

Why women in Kashmir are struggling with marriage

Society: From dowry demands to 'physical appearance requests', Sana Fazili speaks to women in Kashmir battling with maintaining their values ...

Fresh cholera epidemic puts 13.8 million Yemenis at risk

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh cholera epidemic puts 13.8 million Yemenis at risk

Yemeni authorities have been urged to act immediately to prevent a cholera flare-up that could affect 13 million people, as the rainy season ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran detains British-Iranian, Iranian with British Council

An Iranian-British national and an Iranian working for the British Council who travelled to Iran on a private trip to visit family have been ...

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

James M. Dorsey

Astronomy: The outer frontier of Saudi liberalisation

Comment: Saudi Arabia's hardline religious conservatives have traditionally thwarted the quest for knowledge in astronomy because it threatens ...

Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

The New Arab & agencies

Middle East's economic growth will not curb unemployment: IMF

Deeper reforms must be made to curb high unemployment rates in the Middle East, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

The abusive NGO with a stranglehold on refugees' lives

Matt Broomfield

The abusive NGO with a stranglehold on refugees' lives

Investigation: Refugees on Lesvos say volunteers use promises of food, clothes and WiFi to coerce the vulnerable into converting to ...

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