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Following the strongly worded condemnation by the US secretary of state who described the Burmese army's crackdown as 'ethnic cleansing', Washington fears potential unrest.

Saudi Arabia's new counterterrorism law, which criminalises criticism of its rulers and classes 'disturbing public order' a terrorist act, has been condemned by Human Rights Watch.

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Usaid Siddiqui

Israel's assault on Palestinian children: Will US Congress act?

Comment: A new US bill aims to prevent American funding from supporting the detention of Palestinian children - but it has yet to pass through Congress, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least two ...

Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

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Saudi Arabia 'agrees $7 billion US arms deal'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly agreed to buy $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from US companies, despite Washington's increasing ...

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Turkey court keeps regional Amnesty chief behind bars

Amnesty's Turkey chair Taner Kilic was detained in June on accusations of membership of the organisation led by the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup, US-based Muslim cleric Gulen.

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US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority

The US on Wednesday hardened its stance on Myanmar, accusing the country's security forces of perpetrating "horrendous atrocities" against the ...

Matt Broomfield

Indonesia: Refugees abandoned by Australia in squalid detention centres

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope ...

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Egypt arrests popular social media satirist over 'illegal group'

Egyptian prosecutors have detained a satirist known for his ribald humour on suspicion of joining an 'illegal group', his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

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Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could ...

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Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

UAE, Egypt must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

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UAE, Egypt must reveal whereabouts of missing prisoner: HRW

An Egyptian detainee held in the UAE due to be released last month after serving his three year sentence is now missing after being deported to ...

ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

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ICC wants to investigate CIA over Afghanistan 'war crimes'

The International Criminal Court prosecutor asked for authorisation on Monday to investigate reported human rights abuses in ...

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Gehad Quisay

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under ...

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

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Egypt parties begin campaigning for 2018 presidential elections

Campaigns for Egypt's 2018 presidential elections have begun with main political parties and prominent personalities calling for Sisi to run a second term

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in India-ruled Kashmir fear deportation to Myanmar

In-depth: Rohingya refugees in Kashmir fear deportation to the very persecution they fled from in the first place, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

Turkey bans LGBTI events across capital citing 'public sensitivity'

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Turkey bans LGBTI events across capital citing 'public sensitivity'

Turkey has banned all LGBTI events across Ankara provinces citing fears over "social sensibilities" and the need to "maintain public order".

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

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Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

Syria regime forces and allied militias have recaptured Albu Kamal, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in the country.

Turbulent days ahead for Saudi Arabia, say Riyadh analysts

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Turbulent days ahead for Saudi Arabia, say Riyadh analysts

A conference challenging mainstream perceptions on Saudi Arabia was held in London on Saturday, where academics, journalists and analysts gave ...

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a comeback goal ...

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