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Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from an alleged slave auction.

Israeli settlers pepper sprayed two Palestinian children causing them to suffocate in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, authorities have set a minimum wage of $200.

The New Arab

Myanmar soldiers committed widespread rape of Rohingya women: HRW

In a 37-page report titled, "All of my body was pain", HRW documents the use of mass rape by Myanmar's security forces in what amounts to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey bans German gay film festival

Turkey has banned a festival of German language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara on Thursday over fears it could be a target for ...

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion

Air strikes bombarded an aid warehouse in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on Wednesday, days after the first delivery of food and medicine to the area in ...

Egypt to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians pending trial on charges they took part in a protest in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to France with family

Saad Hariri will travel to France with his family "in the coming days", a French presidential source said, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of ...

Egypt: ‘Not a single journalist imprisoned’

Noor El-Terk

Egypt: ‘Not a single journalist imprisoned’

Egypt's head of the media council claims that there are no journalists imprisoned because of their profession. Its track record says otherwise.

India hits Kashmir's independent media where it hurts

Nayeem Rather

India hits Kashmir's independent media where it hurts

In-depth: Kashmir's media industry struggles when the Indian government cuts off its advertising - which happens after every critical story, ...

Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

The New Arab

Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

Iraq has proposed an amendment to personal status law which could lower the marriage age to nine, prompting an outcry by campaigners regarding ...

US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

The New Arab

US calls for 'credible' probe into Myanmar atrocities

After Myanmar's army released an internal investigation clearing themselves of the reported Rohingya atrocities, US Secretary of State Rex ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

Images posted by Russia's Ministry of Defence which allegedly showed the US aiding the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East on Tuesday were stills from a video game.

The New Arab

Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

Libya's coastguard has requested European funds to upgrade its obsolete fleet, warning it would not otherwise carry out rescue operations next ...

The New Arab

HRW slams treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in Gulf

Human Rights Watch have described the horrific treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf states the UAE and Oman, ...

Noor El-Terk

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

Israel bars Gazan families from visiting Palestinian prisoners

The New Arab

Israel bars Gazan families from visiting Palestinian prisoners

The Israeli prison, located in the Mitzpe Ramon town in southern Israel has reportedly cited damages to the prison hall as their reason

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

Israel bans European politicians for supporting non-violent BDS movement

The New Arab & agencies

Israel bans European politicians for supporting non-violent BDS movement

Israel banned a group of European politicians planning to visit later this month over their alleged support for a movement to boycott illegal ...

Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

The New Arab

Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

Egyptian authorities have reportedly allowed the imprisoned former Egyptian president to have a medical examination every month after years of ...

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly ...

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