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Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in Lebanon".

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

The New Arab

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the end of the unjust Kafala system and ...

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, writes Wilson Dizard.

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

Mauritania 'blasphemy blogger' in jail despite serving sentence

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania 'blasphemy blogger' in jail despite serving sentence

A Mauritanian blogger jailed for 'blasphemy' is still in prison despite serving his two year sentence.

Marta Bellingreri

The struggle of refugee women across the sea

Feature: Women escaping war-torn countries to enter Europe for a better life are faced with many calamities, suffering the fate of all refugees ...

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Hadani Ditmars

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia makes children's rights a national priority

Tunisia has introduced a number of new laws and measures designed to protect the rights of children, making it a leader in the Arab world on ...

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

Spare a thought for mother's day in Syria

Bahia Mardini

Spare a thought for mother's day in Syria

Comment: Syria's brutal civil war is entering its eighth year, and women and children are often its first victims, writes Bahia Mardini.

Francesca Mannocchi

'Returning to life' after being sold into sexual slavery

In-depth: Lied to and exploited, some 80 percent of women arriving in Europe through Libya are destined for trafficking, reports Francesca Mannocchi.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya issues arrest warrants for over 200 suspected traffickers

Tripoli continues its efforts against human traffickers following the outrage that erupted last year over migrant 'slave markets' allegedly ...

The New Arab

World Cup host Qatar to introduce labour complaint reform

A new labour panel will be introduced to assess grievances by migrant workers in Qatar later this month, a major reform agreed by the Gulf ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS rape survivors in Iraq are like 'living corpses'

Girls and women who have been victim to IS sexual violence have expressed fear of ostracisation in their communities.

Thousands of Pakistanis languishing in Saudi jail 'without rights'

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of Pakistanis languishing in Saudi jail 'without rights'

A joint report by two human rights groups has slammed the treatment of Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia, saying criminal suspects in particular ...

David Powell

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

Comment: Criticism of Sara Khan's appointment as head of the Commission for Countering Extremism is misguided, and distracting from the task at ...

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

Karim Traboulsi

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

Badly injured, depressed and ill, the leader of the largely decimated Islamic State group, once the world's most formidable terror organisation, ...

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

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