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Human Rights Watch has called on Lebanese authorities to hold soldiers responsible for the "unlawful" public beatings of protesters last week in the capital Beirut.

Whether the move will maintain the country’s political balance is yet to be seen, writes Jo Schietti.

Rights group warn of 'looming disaster' in Gaza

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Rights group warn of 'looming disaster' in Gaza

International NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut power supplies to the enclave.

Lebanon approves reformed 'proportional representation' electoral system

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Lebanon approves reformed 'proportional representation' electoral system

The Lebanese Cabinet has approved a new elections law and referred it to parliament for ratification, paving the way for ...

The Iraq Report: Human rights and IS wrongs

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The Iraq Report: Human rights and IS wrongs

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Progressives must vote for Corbyn, then oppose him

Comment: Splitting the progressive vote away from the only party capable of putting up a challenge to the Tories is sheer madness, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

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The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Iraqi militia registers as political party ahead of elections

An Iran-backed militia, Asaib Ahl al-Haqq, has received a licence to form a political party in order to stand in Iraq's upcoming ...

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Algeria president replaces PM Sellal in wake of polls

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed a new prime minister, replacing his confidant Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of ...

Palestinian <em>elections</em> expose division crisis between Fatah and Hamas Palestinian elections expose division crisis between Fatah and Hamas

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Palestinian elections expose division crisis between Fatah and Hamas

Hamas in Gaza had decided to boycott the elections after what was seen as an imposition on them from the Fatah run Palestinian central ...

Hadani Ditmars

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The Algerians who voted for Le Pen

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The Algerians who voted for Le Pen

Algerian voter turnout for the French presidential elections was lower than for Algeria's parliamentary elections - ...

Karma? UKIP candidate says Islam 'cancer', before election wipeout

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Karma? UKIP candidate says Islam 'cancer', before election wipeout

A parliamentary candidate for Britain's far-right party UKIP said that Islam is a "growing cancer" ahead of local elections on ...

Algerians vote #WengerOut in <em>parliamentary</em> <em>elections</em> amid mass apathy

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Algerians vote #WengerOut in parliamentary elections amid mass apathy

Photos on social media emerged of Algerians mocking the elections, which have been condemned for being farce, by submitting various ...

Algeria ruling coalition wins legislative <em>elections</em> Algeria ruling coalition wins legislative elections

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Algeria ruling coalition wins legislative elections

Video: The party of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and its coalition ally have won a clear majority in parliamentary ...

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Despondent Algerians head to the polls amid economic uncertainty

Apathy has overtaken this year's elections in Algeria as memories of electoral fraud and government corruption hang over the event.

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Iran's reformist ex-president backs Rouhani re-election

Mohammad Khatami skirts a media ban to endorse Hassan Rouhani for a second term in a tight May 19 election.

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Egypt's judges up-in-arms after Sisi passes 'authoritarian' judicial law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced a backlash after he ratified much-contested legal amendments that have given him sweeping ...

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Hamas amended-charter 'drops anti-Semitic language and accepts 1967 borders'

Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its ...

Egypt judges threaten escalation if controversial judiciary law approved

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Egypt judges threaten escalation if controversial judiciary law approved

Egypt's Judges Club announced escalatory measures in protest against the parliament's approval of a controversial law allowing the president to ...

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Algeria government face off political parties over election posters

Algerian political parties said they will display the photos of women candidates after the government ordered them to change election posters ...

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

Tallha Abdulrazaq

A new era of uncertainty for Turkey

Comment: There are many fundamental similarities between Ataturk's rule, and the system of governance soon to be in place under Erdogan, writes ...

After the 'yes' vote, what next for Turkey?

Cavit Talya

After the 'yes' vote, what next for Turkey?

Analysis: The result, by the narrowest of margins, may not be an immediate remedy for the country's problems, writes Cavit Talya.

Turkey Referendum: 'Yes' maintains narrow lead in tight poll

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Turkey Referendum: 'Yes' maintains narrow lead in tight poll

'No' edges ahead in Istanbul and Ankara but 'Yes' campaign has won 52.1 percent of the vote in an initial count based on 92 percent of the ...

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