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Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

As NGO workers recover from a car-bomb attack on Save The Children's officers, Afghanis face violence from IS, the Taliban, security forces and warlords...

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in 2011, writes Sam Hamad.

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Ylenia Gostoli

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Israeli police have ended an internal investigation into the death of Yaakub Abu al-Qian, who was shot by a police officer in ...

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

The New Arab & agencies

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the French and British leaders

Malia Bouattia

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and refugees, writes Malia Bouattia.

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

Metropolitan <em>police</em> 'racially profile and assault' al-Araby employee

Robert Cusack

Metropolitan police 'racially profile and assault' al-Araby employee

A spokesperson for the police said that no disciplinary action was being considered after an officer threatened to break the arrested ...

Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight ...

Death of Akef, man who transformed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

The New Arab & agencies

Death of Akef, man who transformed Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who has died in hospital aged 89, helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major ...

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Despite positive reforms in Tunisia, more democratic changes needed

Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab ...

Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

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Afghanistan considers arming 20,000 civilians against the Taliban

The Afghan government could form a vast paramilitary system by arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories re-captured from the Taliban and ...

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Morocco urged to address torture allegations

In-depth: Human rights groups say Moroccan police are still brutally dispersing demonstrations and torturing protesters in the Rif ...

Malia Bouattia

State impunity must end now

Comment: Justice campaigns to hold the state to account for countless deaths in police custody may be slow and painful, but they are also essential, writes Malia Bouattia.

Malia Bouattia

Brussels, at the heart of the EU's Islamophobic policymaking

Comment: Belgium may be leading the way in Islamophobic policymaking, but we can also learn much from their resistance and activism, writes ...

The New Arab

Israeli shooting of Palestinian teacher 'not criminal' says court

Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an was shot by Israeli police while driving away from his home near Negev, but a court claims there was no evidence ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, poverty and ...

Body of 'tortured' Egyptian teenager discovered days after arrest

The New Arab

Body of 'tortured' Egyptian teenager discovered days after arrest

Egyptians demand answers after a Coptic teenager was found dead, bearing alleged signs of torture after being detained for two days.

The New Arab

French police 'routinely pepper spray' sleeping migrants in Calais

A new report from the Human Rights Watch found a culture of abuse among France's riot police against migrants in Calais.

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Loubna Mrie

Opposing Assad doesn't make you an al-Qaeda supporter

Comment: Western media tends to portray fighting in Syria as between Assadists and jihadists, but the revolutionaries resisting both sides must ...

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

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Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul​

Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State group after security forces ended the militants' rule in the city of Mosul.

The Iraq Report: Battle for Mosul drags on

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Battle for Mosul drags on

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

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