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Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

The UN Secretary General is preparing to visit makeshift Rohingya refugee camps, describing them as "one of the most discriminated communities on Earth"

US downgrades Myanmar in trafficking report

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US downgrades Myanmar in trafficking report

The annual US report downgraded Myanmar noting it failed to protect the Rohingya Muslims fleeing a military crackdown.

Myanmar military leaders oversaw 'crimes against humanity': Amnesty

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Myanmar military leaders oversaw 'crimes against humanity': Amnesty

A detailed report by Amnesty International found that Myanmar's military have overseen an "orchestrated, systematic attack" on the Rohingya ...

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, Australia and Israel, writes CJ Werleman.

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Myanmar meets to establish 'independent probe' into Rohingya massacres

Myanmar's army and government have met to discuss establishing an independent probe into the military's ethnic cleansing of ...

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Conservative Muslim Forum says party failing to tackle Islamophobia

The CMF is the latest to join calls for an independent investigation into Islamophobia within the Conservative Party.

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Israel-Myanmar education deal allows 'editing of history'

Israel has signed an education agreement with Myanmar allowing each country to 'mutually verify' how 'histories' are taught in the respective ...

UN, Myanmar agree steps for return of Rohingya refugees

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UN, Myanmar agree steps for return of Rohingya refugees

The UN has called for the 'voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable' return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar after agreeing on preparatory ...

Sam Hamad

Assad brazenly denies what the whole world knows

Comment: Assad lies and lies on Russian TV, knowing he'll never be held accountable, writes Sam Hamad.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers: Amnesty

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Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers: Amnesty

A new amnesty report says Rohingya militants killed 53 Hindus Myanmar's Rakhine last August.

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

The Nakba: A Palestinian inheritance of trauma

Elias Jahshan

The Nakba: A Palestinian inheritance of trauma

Comment: Until the Israeli government's occupation and dispossession policies change, the Nakba will continue, writes Elias Jahshan.

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Nakba Day: Seventy years on, Israel's settler-colonialism continues unabated

Data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics show Israel's ethnic cleansing to create a Jewish state has long continued since 1948.

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, ...

Sam Hamad

Could a defunct Iran deal be good for Syrians?

Comment: Syrians might hope Trump's withdrawal from the deal works in their favour, but the international consensus has already sacrificed them ...

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar must seek accountability for anti-Rohingya violence: UN

The UN has said that Myanmar must hold the perpetrators of violence against Rohingya and address the crisis' root causes.

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

CJ Werleman

In Israel, extremist rabbis are becoming the norm

Comment: Benjamin Netanyahu has come to depend on extremist rabbis and the ultra-orthodox community for his political survival, writes CJ ...

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target ...

UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

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UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

The UN is urging for a proper probe to be held into the Myanmar atrocities as its army chief continues to deny allegations saying the army is ...

Myanmar: First Rohingya refugees repatriated amid rights outcry

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Myanmar: First Rohingya refugees repatriated amid rights outcry

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

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