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ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously said there is a "reasonable basis" to believe crimes were committed by members of the Israeli army.

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical interests.

Euphoria of Morocco's <em>Arab</em> Spring has fizzled out

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Euphoria of Morocco's Arab Spring has fizzled out

Morocco has surpassed dissent in the kingdom, after a short protest campaign during the Arab Spring.

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's ...

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of <em>Arab</em> Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Anatol Lieven

What Putin nemesis Navalny is, and what he isn't

Comment: The US should be careful to assume Alexei Navalny would be the answer to all its problems in Russia, writes Anatol Lieven.

Federica Marsi

Seeking justice for Italy's 2013 migrant drowning tragedy

In-depth: Survivors of a 2013 shipwreck that killed 200 migrants say Italy failed to take appropriate measures to save their relatives. A new UN ...

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes ...

Florence Massena

Report describes the treatment of Emirati activist in jail

Arrested in 2017, human rights defender Ahmad Mansour has undergone unfair and inhumane treatments from the UAE's authorities

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains ...

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their ...

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of human rights worldwide, writes Eldar Mamedov.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, ...

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a ...

Courtney Freer

A Saudi-Israeli rapprochement?

Comment: Courtney Freer appraises the prospects of a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal, or a resolution to the GCC crisis in the last days of the ...

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian ...

Saudi-US training mission extended <em>for</em> $350 million

The New Arab Staff

Saudi-US training mission extended for $350 million

The US State Department has agreed more multi-million sales to Middle East states.

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Could US terror designation leverage Houthis?

This week we focus on the impact of a potential US move to designate the Houthis as "terrorists".

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