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Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, is the siding of Western institutions with anti-democratic forces writes Marwan Kabalan.

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still pushing for press freedom, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Eritrean ICE detainee commits suicide during Egypt transit

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Eritrean ICE detainee commits suicide during Egypt transit

An Eritrean man who was being deported back to the East African state has committed suicide during transit in Egypt.

Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

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Turkey slams 'racist', 'anti-Islam' Austria following mosque closures

Turkey's presidential spokesperson has fired back at Austria over the closure of Turkish-linked mosques, and potential deportation of dozens of ...

Austria closes mosques, expels imams in 'political Islam' crackdown

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Austria closes mosques, expels imams in 'political Islam' crackdown

Austria's right-wing government in launching a crackdown on mosques and imams it links to 'political Islam'

Alessandra Bajec

Secularism and Muslim identity in Tunisia during Ramadan

Before 2011, many cafes and restaurants stayed open throughout Ramadan, but post-revolution, religion seems to have become a more public affair, as non-fasting people are targeted, writes Alessandra Bajec.

Abbad Yahya

UAE and Saudi Arabia are fabricating news through AFP

Comment: Attempts by the UAE and Saudi Arabia to disseminate fake news about Azmi Bishara through the respected news source, AFP, have failed, ...

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Turkish cartoonist jailed for insulting Erdogan

Turkish police jailed one of the country's most prominent cartoonists to serve out a 14 month sentence first handed down last year on charges of ...

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a new ...

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

CJ Werleman

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

Comment: Israeli lawmakers' attempts to muzzle citizen journalists and the press shows the power of their narratives, writes CJ ...

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Turkey slams Macron's defence of Erdogan 'dictator' magazine cover

Turkish PM Mevlut Cavusoglu has hit back at Emmanuel Macron on Twitter, following the French president's defence of Le Point Magazine's right to ...

Egypt arrests PhD student researching judicial system

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Egypt arrests PhD student researching judicial system

A PhD student from the University of Washington went missing on Wednesday as he researched Egypt's judicial system, only to appear later in ...

US International Religious <em>Freedom</em> Commission: From bad to worse

James J. Zogby

US International Religious Freedom Commission: From bad to worse

Comment: The USCRIF is a deeply flawed entity that sees everything through the reductionist lens of religious freedom, writes James J. ...

Erdogan supporters target French magazine over 'Dictator' cover

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Erdogan supporters target French magazine over 'Dictator' cover

French magazine Le Point said it had suffered harassment and intimidation by supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after it ...

Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

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Algeria bans pan-Africa media outlet Jeune Afrique

Algerian authorities have reportedly banned a pan-African media outlet in the latest attack on press freedom in the North ...

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Rights groups slam Algeria blogger's 'shocking' prison term

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders hit out at a 10-year prison term handed to an Algerian blogger, describing it as "shocking" and "unjustified".

The New Arab & agencies

Journalist covering Egypt's Sinai gets 10-year jail sentence

An Egyptian military court has jailed a freelance journalist for spreading false news and joining an outlawed group.5

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

The New Arab

Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake news' and insulting the country's leader after she spoke to Qatari ...

Turkey, Israel publicly humiliate envoys during diplomatic expulsions

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Turkey, Israel publicly humiliate envoys during diplomatic expulsions

A war-of-words between Turkey's Erdogan and Israel's Netanyahu has led to a tit-for-tat diplomatic battle between two countries with expelled ...

The New Arab & agencies

Singapore to order media blackouts during terror attacks

Singapore can shut down communications and punish journalists reporting from the scene of a terror attack, according to planned laws.

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Joe Odell

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Comment: Through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UK arms dealers continue to profit handsomely from the tragedy in Yemen, writes Joe Odell.

Egypt protests to Moscow over poll on disputed territory

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Egypt protests to Moscow over poll on disputed territory

Egypt's foreign ministry condemned an online poll on a Russian government-funded news website over whether a disputed border territory belongs ...

Malaysia's scandal-hit PM looks set to lose popular vote

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Malaysia's scandal-hit PM looks set to lose popular vote

Unofficial tallies show Malaysia's opposition making early gains in what appears to be a loss of popular vote for the current scandal-hit prime ...

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