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Israel abducted a Palestinian journalist, along with fourteen other Palestinians, during pre-dawn raids on the occupied city of Ramallah.

More than 500 news and NGO sites are blocked in Egypt, according to the Cairo-based Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression.

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil liberties, writes Rana Allam.

Palestinian sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

The New Arab

Palestinian sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

An Israeli court sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence for poems and other social media posts, the justice ...

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Malia Bouattia

Women like us: British Muslimahs resist

Comment: As Muslim women we are held up as examples as long as our resistance is considered acceptable, and not a threat, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Scottish comedian bombarded by Rangers fans' anti-Qatar tweets

A group of Rangers fans of Twitter have bombarded a Scottish comedian with questions on whether she would protest a visit to the UK of Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey jails Cumhuriyet journalist under anti-terror law

Turkey's crackdown on press freedom continues a day after lifting a two-year long state of emergency.

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

The New Arab

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

The initiative was spearheaded by the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace organisation and 36 other Jewish groups from 15 countries signed the joint ...

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Since July 19, government forces have captured most of southwestern Daraa province and control much of the border with Jordan

Khaled Diab

Denmark's Islamophobic 'ghetto' laws: A slippery slope towards fascism

Comment: The package of measures passed by Danish legislators in May is misguided, racist and undermines the justice system, writes ...

Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

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Lebanon jails journalist for insulting minister in Facebook post

A Lebanese court has sentenced a journalist to a jail term for insulting the country's foreign minister in a social media post that criticised ...

Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' <em>of</em> Derna

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's Haftar announces 'liberation' of Derna

The military strongman announced the capture of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya which was outside his forces' control.

So long to <em>freedom</em> <em>of</em> expression in Morocco

Ilhem Rachidi

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Comment: The brief period of openness that followed the uprising in 2011 did not last long. Today, civil rights are curtailed, and ...

Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

The New Arab

Erdogan on victory: I will make Turkey a superpower

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, vowing in his victory ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive climate, writes Mohamed el-Meshad.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed Kurdish leader makes appeal ahead of Turkey vote

Former leader of the HDP party Selahattin Demirtas addresses a rally from prison.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices ...

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction <em>of</em> British-Pakistani writer

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Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of British-Pakistani writer

Pakistan's army said it had checked every intelligence agency to see whether the activist had been detained by them, maintaining it had no ...

Diana Alghoul

Yes, Arabs should forget about Palestine

Palestinians don't want a state so the Arab League can hold hands as they enter al-Aqsa. Palestinians need a state for their security, stability ...

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

CJ Werleman

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

Comment: Denmark is the latest European country to have exploited fears over refugees and terrorism for right-wing political gain, writes CJ ...

Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey anti-war students on trial reject 'terror propaganda' charge

Twenty-two students are accused of supporting the PKK after protesting Turkey's military operation in Syria's Afrin.

Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

The New Arab

Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police jailed one of the country's most prominent cartoonists to serve out a 14 month sentence first handed down last year on ...

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