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The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

25 November, 2020

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

22 November, 2020

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US leadership from President-elect Joe Biden, argues Daoud Kuttab

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

22 November, 2020

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across Europe to Britain.

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

20 November, 2020

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's counterterrorism laws are unfairly targeting Sunni citizens.

Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

19 November, 2020

The Tigray conflict has caused the displacement of some 200,000 people and growing.

Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

18 November, 2020

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the country risked the same fate.

Ethiopians fleeing fighting return to famine-era Sudan camps

14 November, 2020

Ethiopians who were once refugees in Sudan are being forced to go back to the camps after fighting escalates.

Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

12 November, 2020

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through controversial building plans.

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

09 November, 2020

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on Saturday.

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

08 November, 2020

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

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