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Comment: While Tunisia is lauded for its progress on human rights laws there is a desire for greater democratic reforms in the "model Arab nation", writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Residents of Kurdish-majority areas of Syria voted on Friday in the region's first elections, part of a push to cement a regional government, which Damascus has dismissed as a "joke"

Turkey jails 14 lawyers representing imprisoned hunger- striking teachers

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Turkey jails 14 lawyers representing imprisoned hunger- striking teachers

Turkey has jailed on terror charges 14 lawyers representing two detained teachers who have been on hunger strike for six months after being fired in a post-coup purge.

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

Aurangzeb Qureshi

Mad monks: The greatest threat to Myanmar's fledgeling democracy

An unlikely partnership has emerged in Myanmar between the Buddhist clergy and the military, allowing for horrific violence to develop against the Rohingya with religious cover, reports Aurangzeb Qureshi.

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India busts over 1,000 bogus job offers in UAE

“Of the 1,078 enquiries received till August 31 this year, only 73 job offers were found genuine,” said Dinesh Kumar, the Indian Embassy’s first ...

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Amnesty chief visits jailed Turkey director in prison

Amnesty International's head visited activists from the human rights group who have been detained since Turkish police raided a hotel ...

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Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire as humanitarian crisis deepens

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in ...

'Nightmarish' conditions in IS-held Raqqa's only hospital

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'Nightmarish' conditions in IS-held Raqqa's only hospital

Only one functioning health facility remains operational in the Islamic State-held part of Raqqa to serve trapped civilians, as an intense ...

Andrew Leber

The Church has endured far worse than firebrand Bannon

Comment: Bannon suggested this week that the Catholic Church favours unlimited migration in order to swell congregation numbers. Pope Francis is ...

Egypt condemns North Korea's nuclear test, warns of threats

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Egypt condemns North Korea's nuclear test, warns of threats

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed worries that the escalating activity could unleash a nuclear arms race in the region.

Why #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen is racist

Diana Alghoul

Why #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen is racist

It is hypocritical to talk about racism, classism and to condemn the kafala system yet allow other fellow Arab feminists to perpetuate a racist ...

Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence

Robert Cusack

Rohingya women and children killed in Myanmar state violence

The New Arab has seen a series of videos of civilians killed and villages burned in Myanmar's Muslim-majority state, allegedly at the hands of ...

The Iraq Report: IS loses yet another Iraqi city

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS loses yet another Iraqi city

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

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi accuses aid workers of helping 'terrorists'

The office of Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has accused air workers in Myanmar of helping 'terrorists' as massacres of the Rohingya Muslim minority continue.

The New Arab

Egypt 'must meet six conditions' to resume US aid

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi must meet six conditions set by the United States to ensure the resumption of financial aid to Cairo, ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition kills 42 Yemenis in one week

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have killed 42 civilians in Yemen over the past week, with multiple children among the dead.

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Qatar issues new law protecting domestic workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours work a day, the first such protection for thousands of household ...

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills scores of civilians in Yemen

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills scores of civilians in Yemen

A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed at least 35 civilians, mainly farmers, near a Houthi camp on Wednesday morning, after a tense night in ...

The New Arab

More Yemen airstrikes in half-a-year than whole of 2016

International bombardment and street fighting have increased significantly this year, paving the way for a cholera epidemic to spread to half a ...

UN: Myanmar's Rohingya at risk of new human catastrophe

Robert Cusack

UN: Myanmar's Rohingya at risk of new human catastrophe

The UN has warned Myanmar against sending more troops to the Muslim-majority Rakhine state, as reports emerge of alleged murder, rape and ...

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Paul Iddon

Turkey wants to make an example of Afrin

Analysis: Turkey may try to compensate for its failure to crush its Syrian Kurdish opponents by bombarding Afrin canton, their smallest, most ...

Elor Azaria's 18-month sentence is an insult to Palestinians

Amelia Smith

Elor Azaria's 18-month sentence is an insult to Palestinians

Comment: A Palestinian child gets longer jail time for throwing stones than Azaria received for his cold-blooded execution, writes Amelia Smith.

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