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Hundreds of thousands have fled Myanmar in what rights groups say was the military's genocidal plan to remove the country's Rohingya Muslims.

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on critics in its modern history

Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

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Members of Yemen's Bahai minority could face death penalty

Two dozens members of Yemen's Bahai minority could be executed, following 'trumped up charges' by rebels in control of the capital, Amnesty has warned.

Muslims, Jews, Copts mark New Year celebrations across globe

The New Arab

Muslims, Jews, Copts mark New Year celebrations across globe

This year, the New Year falls on 9/11, a fraught coincidence that has raised fears about a backlash against Muslims in New York and elsewhere ...

More Syrian refugees return 'voluntarily' home from Lebanon

The New Arab

More Syrian refugees return 'voluntarily' home from Lebanon

The controversial return of Syrian refugees are being organised by Lebanon's General Security agency, in cooperation with the Syrian regime with ...

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UN calls on EU to accept stranded 150 migrants

Italy stopped the majority of the migrants disembarking from the ship after they were rescued on August 15.

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One year on: Rohingya protest Myanmar's ethnic cleansing

August 25 marks one year since Myanmar's army began their brutal crackdown against the Rohingya minority, forcing tens thousands to flee the ...

Sam Hamad

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

The New Arab & agencies

UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring ...

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More Syrian refugees leave Lebanon in 'voluntary return'

In the latest wave of refugee returns, over a hundred Syrians left Lebanon amid a Russian-led push to pressure refugees to return home.

Turkey pushes refugee return with new Syria 'safe zones'

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey pushes refugee return with new Syria 'safe zones'

President Erdogan wants to create more safe areas in Syria to encourage refugees to return home from Turkey.

Syrian regime creates committee to repatriate refugees

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime creates committee to repatriate refugees

Despite proposals to return millions of displaced Syrians, many fear detention and even death under Assad's brutal regime.

Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

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Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

A Spanish NGO ship which rescued 87 migrants off the coast of Libya two days ago was still looking Friday to dock at a port, with Italy closed ...

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

The New Arab

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

A Russian initiative aims to return some 890,000 Syrians from Lebanon, despite alarm from refugees who fear detention and even death on arrival

Joseph Thompson

How blockchain is transforming the lives of refugees

Comment: Blockchain can provide the much-needed solution to the refugee identification crisis, writes Joseph Thompson.

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo to urge Iranians abroad to 'support' anti-regime protests

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged members of the Iranian diaspora to "support" protesters in Iran,

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's ...

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Israel plans measures to 'curb Erdogan influence' in Jerusalem

Israel may tighten restrictions on Turkey's international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories, in a bid to counter Erdogan's ...

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