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Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who has died in hospital aged 89, helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force.

Saudi authorities this week withdrew high school textbooks containing a manipulated image of a former Saudi King alongside "Star Wars" film character Yoda.

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Meeting Gaza's first music therapist

Rami Almeghari

Meeting Gaza's first music therapist

In-depth: Armed with her lute and a passion to help others, music therapist Reem Anbar is focused on helping Gazan children with special needs, ...

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

Syrian refugees have been pressured to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal over poor security and living conditions, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

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Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with ...

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UK arms dealers pocket $8bn profit from Saudi sales

UK arms dealers have netted $8bn in revenue from sales to Saudi Arabia since its Yemen intervention, which equates to just a $40m tax income, a ...

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'How to use condom' video causes stir in Lebanon

While there were many praising the sex education video featuring Mashrou Leila lead singer and a local actress, there were also more ...

Yemeni climbs Mount Everest for peace in war-torn homeland

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Yemeni climbs Mount Everest for peace in war-torn homeland

He raised the Yemeni flag and with rocks wrote the word “Yemen” on one of the Himalayan foothills, using large enough rocks to be seen from an ...

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US to deport 69-year-old Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh

Odeh says she was tortured into confessing by the Israeli military. She claimed they used rape and electric shock techniques to force her into a ...

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Malia Bouattia

100 years of murderous injustice: Marking Balfour with BDS

Comment: With the centenary of the Balfour Declaration fast approaching, pro-Palestinian campaigners must work harder than ever to galvanise ...

Turkey scraps theory of evolution from school curriculum

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Turkey scraps theory of evolution from school curriculum

The theory of evolution and Charles Darwin is being scrapped from school textbooks in Turkey, after the country's education minister ...

Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

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Hundreds protest Tunisia’s new controversial anti-graft law

More than 1,000 people protested in Tunis on Saturday, against a controversial amnesty law adopted by parliament for officials accused of ...

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

Aurangzeb Qureshi

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

An unlikely partnership has emerged in Myanmar between the Buddhist clergy and the military, allowing for horrific violence to develop against ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

Hadani Ditmars

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes ...

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Millions of dollars in aid for Syrian children 'missing'

Human Rights Watch has called for greater transparency and monitoring of aid pledged to Syrian refugees as it finds large discrepancies in how ...

Austin Bodetti

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

The Iraqi-American occupies a powerful position in Iraq, serving as a semi-official spokesperson for a notorious Iranian-backed Shia militia, ...

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Sam Fouad

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Comment: Governments must take a stand and stem the institutionalised discrimination that exists in their own policies and societies, writes Sam ...

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar violence may have killed over 1,000: UN rapporteur

More than 1,000 people may already have been killed in Myanmar, mostly minority Rohingya Muslims, a senior UN representative has said.

State impunity must end now

Malia Bouattia

State impunity must end now

Comment: Justice campaigns to hold the state to account for countless deaths in police custody may be slow and painful, but they are also ...

Rohingya refugees in India fear 'illegal' deportation to Myanmar

Aijaz Nazir

Rohingya refugees in India fear 'illegal' deportation to Myanmar

Indian lawmakers say they want to deport all unregistered migrants, but Rohingya refugees fear death if they are returned to Myanmar.

Islamophobia 'hindering social mobility' for young UK Muslims

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Islamophobia 'hindering social mobility' for young UK Muslims

Muslims face the largest economic disadvantages of any faith group in the United Kingdom with Islamophobia and discrimination creating immense ...

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