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

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes David Sheen.

Myanmar, Bangladesh strike deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees

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Myanmar, Bangladesh strike deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees

The deal hammered out this week applies to approximately 750,000 Rohingya who fled a brutal army campaign in Myanmar in two major outbreaks of violence since October 2016.

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Steven Salaita

Seinfeld, the stone and the Uzi

Comment: The lack of outrage over Seinfeld's outing to a fantasy Israeli army training camp reveals much about the US state monopoly on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

Diphtheria had been all but eradicated in Bangladesh until last year, when more than 650,000 Rohingya poured across the border fleeing a bloody military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar.

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Reuters journalists face 14 years in Myanmar jail

Myanmar authorities have charged two Reuters journalists with charged of breaching the official secrets act, a serious charge that carried up to ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's opposition say Iran protests echo their own struggle

Syria's main opposition group have said they stand in solidarity with Iranian people holding demonstrations against the Tehran government, in a ...

Diana Alghoul

On Israel's claims of eradicating Palestine 'for peace'

The racism that comes out of Tel Aviv is not something new, but has surged as the international arena has created a safe-space for such ...

Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

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Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

Up to 25% of the young children under the age of five crammed into Bangladeshi refugee camps have acute malnutrition, among other maladies.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin ...

US appeals for 'dignified' return of Rohingya refugees

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US appeals for 'dignified' return of Rohingya refugees

The US State Department has said it would like to see Myanmar and Bangladesh's Rohingya repatriation plan amid growing concerns about the safety ...

Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

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Myanmar army investigating mass grave in Rakhine State

A mass grave in northern Rakhine state will be investigated by Myanmar's army, who are accused of 'systematic killings and rape'.

HRW: 40 Rohingya villages destroyed in Myanmar since October

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HRW: 40 Rohingya villages destroyed in Myanmar since October

Satellite imagery shows that Rohingya villages continued to be destroyed as Myanmar and Bangladesh singed a deal to return Rohingya refugees ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

The New Arab & agencies

MSF: 6,700 Rohingya killed in month of Myanmar violence

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

Hilary Aked

After Jerusalem, Trump will have blood on his hands

Comment: Israel's support for Trump's embassy move would expose its 'desire for peace' as a lie, writes Hilary Aked.

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Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

After the Pope avoided using the term Rohingya in his visit to Myanmar, there was a flurry of online anger when using the term in Bangladesh

Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

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Badr Organisation militia to form party for Iraq elections

After helping defeat IS, Iraq's largest militia the Badr Organisation is setting its eyes on political influence with next year's elections, ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

An endgame in Syria?

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

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Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the ...

Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

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Pope Francis meets Myanmar's leader Aung Suu Kyi

Pope Francis met Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday for keenly-awaited talks in a tour aimed at alleviating religious and ...

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