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In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with long-term inmates in Indonesia's infamous detention centres, trapped in squalid conditions with no hope of escape.

The World Health Organisation has expressed 'grave' concern over the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ghouta.

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

The New Arab

Spain jails hundreds of migrants from North Africa

Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could become new people trafficking hubs.

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free speech, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Israel threatens to demolish two Palestinian schools

Two Palestinian schools in the occupied West Bank are under threat of demolition, the Norwegian Refugee Council reported, after an Israeli court ...

The New Arab

Anti-IS coalition denies collusion in 'secret' Raqqa IS evacuation

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group has denied accusations it worked on a deal with the extremists to allow hundreds of its ...

The New Arab

Paris politicians march to stop Muslim street prayers

Tensions flared in a Paris suburb when local politicians marched to protest against Muslim street prayers.

Syria: IS launch fierce counter-attack to recapture Albu Kamal

The New Arab & agencies

Syria: IS launch fierce counter-attack to recapture Albu Kamal

Islamic State fighters have launched a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria in a desperate attempt to claw back territory in ...

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

Tesla, SpaceX chief Elon Musk meets Erdogan in Turkey

The New Arab & agencies

Tesla, SpaceX chief Elon Musk meets Erdogan in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between his companies and ...

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

The New Arab & agencies

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery since 19th century and one likely to spark a new ...

Saudi Arabia to make $1billion Virgin Galactic investment

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to make $1billion Virgin Galactic investment

Riyadh's bid to modernise and shed its stuffy image will now involve a huge investment in Richard Branson's space tourism enterprise.

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

Jo Schietti

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend ...

Karim Traboulsi

Morocco to become space power with first-ever spy satellite

Morocco will become a space power in the coming weeks with the launch of the kingdom's first ever spy satellite which experts say could increase tensions with Algeria and Spain.

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince promises 'return to moderate Islam'

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman pledges that Saudi Arabia will be a 'moderate, open' country amid growing concerns over Riyadh's ongoing ...

Naveed Ahmad

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's ...

Somalia readies for 'state of war' after deadliest attack

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia readies for 'state of war' after deadliest attack

Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against al-Shabaab, as the death toll reached 358 for the country's ...

The New Arab

Three more ministries added to UAE's mammoth government

Three more ministries were added to the UAE's already considerable government this week, including a ministry devoted to artificial intelligence.

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

The New Arab

Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, ...

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Gareth Browne

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious ...

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