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Domestic and international human rights groups regularly criticise human rights abuses by President Sisi's government in Egypt.

Protests continue to rock Iraq over unemployment, high prices, power cuts and a lack of usable water.

Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

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Senators target Turkey finances over US pastor's 'unjust' detention

Six US senators introduced legislation to restrict loans from international institutions to Turkey, after a court ordered a US pastor to remain in jail.

Iraqi government 'disabled internet during protests to cover-up abuses'

The New Arab

Iraqi government 'disabled internet during protests to cover-up abuses'

Protesters in Iraq have accused authorities of deliberately cutting internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them to ...

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

CJ Werleman

Enshrining apartheid: Israel's fig leaf democracy officially dies

Comment: Israel's Jewish nation-state law discriminates against more than 20 percent of its 9 million citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

Afrah Nasser

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, writes Afrah Nasser.

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.

The New Arab

Report questions the reach of the UAE lobby

A newly published report presented in Britain's parliament reveals the reach of the UAE lobby and its 'clandestine' tactics.

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.

Jewish groups worldwide voice support for pro-Palestine BDS movement

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 ...

The New Arab

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public opinion ...

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

The New Arab & agencies

Trial shines spotlight on Chinese 'reeducation camps' for Muslims

Secretive "re-education camps" allegedly holding hundreds of thousands of people in a Muslim-majority region in western China are the focus of ...

Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The New Arab

Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

Under a new law passed in Egypt people with over 5000 social media followers could be placed under supervision of a government ministry.

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater democratisation, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately ...

The New Arab

Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

The New Arab

Kabul hosts Palestine football friendly match

Kabul will host Palestine in a football friendly to mark Afghanistan's independence day.

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

The New Arab

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

A visualisation of a Palestinian 'starting 11' highlights the brutal effect of Israeli occupation on talented young players.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

Egypt orders 15-day detention of news website editor

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt orders 15-day detention of news website editor

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the 15-day detention of the chief editor of an independent news website shortly after he was ordered released ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

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