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Myanmar authorities said the first Rohingya family to be repatriated under a deal with Bangladesh have returned to the country, despite outcry from the UN and rights groups.

In-depth: After fleeing their homes in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Jammu have yet to find security, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

Statelessness and suffering: Black lives don't matter in Israel

David Sheen

Statelessness and suffering: Black lives don't matter in Israel

Comment: Netanyahu's defunct UN migrant deal is a stark reminder of how little black lives matter in Israel, writes David Sheen.

Facebook: A global threat to minority Muslim communities

CJ Werleman

Facebook: A global threat to minority Muslim communities

Comment: Facebook is being used by Buddhist and Hindu extremists in Asia to spread messages of religious hatred and violence, writes CJ ...

Guterres slams Myanmar military chief over Rohingya comments

The New Arab & agencies

Guterres slams Myanmar military chief over Rohingya comments

Antonio Guterres has criticised Myanmar's military chief after the army leader referred to the Rohingya as 'Bengalis' who have little in common ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinians demand US ambassador Friedman added to 'terror list'

A new Palestinian report criticises the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, for promoting "ethnic cleansing and black racism".

Sam Hamad

Toothless UN is enabling Assad's brutality in Syria

Comment: Even at the highest levels, the Assad regime is regarded as legitimate, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Kurds say Western allies 'betrayed them' in Afrin

Around 250,000 civilians have fled the violence in Afrin and dozens of others have been killed, as well as around 1,500 Kurdish fighters.

The New Arab & agencies

Rohingya in 'no man's land' reject Myanmar return terms

Displaced Rohingya Muslims will settle for nothing less than repatriation to their villages in Myanmar, a local leader has said.

Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

Yangon says it is ready to accept UN help, despite the world body recently saying that Myanmar's campaign of 'ethnic ...

CJ Werleman

Russia is mobilising its Islamophobic fake news trolls

Comment: From Dagestan to the USA, to the UK, Putin is manipulating Islamophobic fake news to further his agenda, writes CJ Werleman.

Myanmar erecting military structures on razed Rohingya land: Amnesty

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar erecting military structures on razed Rohingya land: Amnesty

Satellite imagery showing military installations on top of Rohingya land casts further doubt on Myanmar's plans to repatriate thousands of ...

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Imogen Lambert

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Comment: By doing nothing to stop Moscow's genocidal approach to the Syrian war, the world has allowed Russia to gain far more than a military ...

<em>Ethnic</em> <em>cleansing</em> of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims continues, UN says

The New Arab & agencies

Ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims continues, UN says

Some 700,000 Rohingya have fled over the border to Bangladesh since violence erupted in August, with horrifying testimonies emerging of murder, ...

Boycott Israel not maftoul says BDS in airline row

Gawan Mac Greigair

Boycott Israel not maftoul says BDS in airline row

Palestine solidarity activists have warned Virgin Atlantic's decision to remove the word 'Palestinian' from its food is continuing to ostracise ...

The New Arab

Russia denies role in brutal Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Russia has said its aircraft are playing no role in the devastating bombing of Eastern Ghouta, but photos from the besieged territory point to Moscow's involvement.

The New Arab & agencies

Bangladesh hands refugee list to Myanmar to begin repatriation

Bangladesh looks set to begin the controversial process of repatriating Rohingya refugees after handing over a list of 8,032 refugees to Myanmar.

The New Arab

Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing despite Myanmar denials: Amnesty

Myanmar's military campaign against the Rohingya population is continuing, Amnesty International said, as it unveiled new evidence of violence ...

UN warns Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to bordering Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Rakhine State last August.

The New Arab

Myanmar's Rohingya crisis has 'hallmarks of genocide': UN

A UN official said that Myanmar military's violent operations against the Rohingya Muslims have the 'hallmarks of a genocide'.

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes Robin ...

Erekat reveals terms of Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

The New Arab

Erekat reveals terms of Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

In-depth: A leaked PLO report revealing the predicted conditions of Donald Trump's so-called "deal of the century" for peace in Israel and ...

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Malia Bouattia

Sympathy for Ahed Tamimi is not enough

Comment: It is crucial that international pressure grows, to free the Tamimis, as well as the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in ...

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