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Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

Comment: There is a distinct reason why there are so few actors from minority backgrounds and it isn't going to change soon, writes Amal Awad.

Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

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Rights groups denounce Saudi 'crackdown on dissent'

Rights groups have condemned a crackdown by Saudi authorities who have arrested dozens of people including prominent clerics in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

Khalid Al-Karimi

What fuels al-Qaeda's survival in Yemen's south?

In-depth: Three years of war have failed to unseat al-Qaeda from Yemen's south - how is the militant group still surviving?

More Saudi public figures arrested in anti-free speech clampdown

The New Arab

More Saudi public figures arrested in anti-free speech clampdown

Saudi Arabia has arrested more influential public figures in the kingdom, including entrepreneur and social media star Essam al-Zamel.

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to silence dissent and opposition, writes Ylenia Gostoli.

The New Arab

Pentagon downsizes reporter crews travelling on Mattis Middle-East visits

The Pentagon has scaled back the number of journalists joining US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on trips overseas, raising concerns over ...

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

Hasan Abu Nimah

Palestinians need more than Guterres' two-state dreams

Comment: The UN chief skilfully tiptoed around the core issues, it's time he made a clear call to action, writes Hasan Abu Nimah.

Turkey slams German 'populism' after Merkel shift on EU

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey slams German 'populism' after Merkel shift on EU

Relations between the two countries have been strained since last year's failed coup in Turkey and Berlin's strong condemnation of Erdogan.

The New Arab & agencies

Conditions in Libyan detention centres are 'abusive,' warns MSF

The detention system in Libya is fuelled by exploitation of refugees. There is no oversight to ensure refugees are treated humanely

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

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 ...

A moral case against normalisation with Israel

Steven Salaita

A moral case against normalisation with Israel

Comment: Normalising relations with Israel amounts to crossing the picket line, and betrays not only compatriots, but everybody oppressed by ...

Fears over new Calais 'jungle' in EU capital

The New Arab & agencies

Fears over new Calais 'jungle' in EU capital

Hundreds of refugees have set up camp in downtown Brussels, just two miles from the EU headquarters, as fears rise that a new Calais 'jungle' is ...

Who killed Naji al-Ali, Palestine's most beloved artist?

Suzan Quitaz

Who killed Naji al-Ali, Palestine's most beloved artist?

Exclusive: British police are renewing their investigation into the assassination of Naji al-Ali, the creator of Handala, 30 years after his ...

The New Arab & agencies

Cinema returns to Gaza for first time in decades

Palestinians in Gaza went to the movies on Saturday night for the first time in more than 30 years, as a one-off screening drew crowds of hundreds.

Mohamed ElMeshad

After Alef: A bad omen for investment in Egypt

Comment: In its latest crackdown, Sisi's government has assigned a state-run investment company to run Egypt's chain of beloved Alef bookstores, ...

The New Arab

Moroccans protest after 'horrifying' sexual assault video

Hundreds protested in Morocco's Casablanca on Wednesday, after footage of a woman being assaulted on a bus caused outrage across the North ...

Uri Levy

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the Premier League

This 20-year-old striker is a little-known talent that has yet to play in any international or top-level matches, notes Uri Levy.

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Contrived claims of nationalism in post-Mosul Iraq

Comment: Nationalist narratives of post-Mosul Iraq are not crafted with the interests of the poor or destitute in mind, writes Nazli Tarzi.

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Palestine, where 'occupation' dangles from the name

Amal Awad

Palestine, where 'occupation' dangles from the name

The long read: Australian journalist and author Amal Awad journeys to her parents' homeland, Palestine, where negotiating heritage and border ...

Is the Bahraini Muslim Brotherhood's 'special status' over?

Courtney Freer and Giorgio Cafiero

Is the Bahraini Muslim Brotherhood's 'special status' over?

Comment: Bahrain's government, under pressure from its Sunni Arab allies, may be drastically changing its attitude towards the Muslim ...

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