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Israeli police officers wearing keffiyehs and Palestinian flags infiltrated a demonstration near Ramallah before shooting their pistols into the air and detaining protesters.

Israel has denied claims from authorities in Gaza that it was responsible for the deaths of two Palestinian militants killed in an unexplained explosion.

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

Hazal Atay

Turkey's suffragettes: Politics still wears a moustache

The long read: Turkish women won political rights early on, but soon met opposition. Today their participation is not, in theory, limited, but representation remains low, writes Hazal Atay.

Egyptian singer Shyma jailed over racy video

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian singer Shyma jailed over racy video

Egyptian singer Shyma has been convicted of promoting debauchery and sentenced to two years behind bars after appearing in a raunchy music video ...

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

The New Arab

Saudis rejoice after decades-long ban on cinemas lifted

Saudis have flooded social media to celebrate the government's decision to lift a decades-old ban on cinemas in the conservative kingdom.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia's top ten reforms pushed this year

Riyadh has announced that from next year cinemas will be allowed in the kingdom, the latest reform designed to attract investors and appease ...

The New Arab

Shocking new figures on violence against women in Morocco

A new report documents cases of gender based violence in Morocco, but are these figures just the tip of the iceberg?

The New Arab & agencies

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Saturday, health officials in the besieged territory said, following ...

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

The New Arab

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

Marking four years since the abduction of the four human rights activists in Syria, Amnesty International launches a campaign calling for ...

Rothna Begum

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens ...

Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

The New Arab

Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Mahmoud al-Masry was killed after he was shot in the back near the Israeli border of south Israel.

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing refugees

Asher Kessler

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing refugees

In-depth: The specific mental health needs of refugees in Germany are being exacerbated by limited access to care and uncertainty about the ...

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Hadani Ditmars

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Analysis: The injustice of a corrupt state fuels recruitment to armed groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

Syrian men and boys have suffered sexual violence in detention centres and checkpoints manned by armed factions – but also in countries ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with the story of his double life.

The New Arab

'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: UK minister

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from ...

Steven Salaita

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

Comment: Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater Zionist expansionism, but the Palestinians and ...

Steven Salaita

Trump's gambit harmful, but not fatal for Palestinian Jerusalem

Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli is a provocation signaling even greater conciliation to Zionist expansionism, but the ...

Woman hospitalised after being 'assaulted by Saudi religious police'

The New Arab

Woman hospitalised after being 'assaulted by Saudi religious police'

The young woman was sitting outside a shop that she worked in when she was "approached and then beaten up" by members of the religious police.

The New Arab & agencies

Britain 'thwarts plot to kill' PM Theresa May

Two men have been charged with a terror plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May, British media reported on Tuesday.

Knives and guns: How Iraqi women handle street harassers

The New Arab

Knives and guns: How Iraqi women handle street harassers

Women and girls in Iraq face harassment on the streets every time they leave their houses. They tell The New Arab of the different ways they ...

HRW: Widespread violations in Iraq against IS suspects

The New Arab

HRW: Widespread violations in Iraq against IS suspects

The leading rights group found that Iraqi authorities were committing widespread violations against those detained on suspicion of having ties ...

Saleh's death, checkmate

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

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