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From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

<em>Canada</em> blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

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Canada blocks arms exports to ally Turkey

Canada on Monday blocked military arms exports to NATO ally Turkey.

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

The New Arab Staff

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

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Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

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Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

Azeem Ibrahim

Why the Uighur genocide in China matters

Comment: Given China's increasing power, the international community must act now to ensure that a Uighur genocide does not become become a ...

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Brooke Anderson

Washington: Uighurs demand urgent action against Beijing’s ‘genocide’

Dozens of Uighurs and supporters gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Washington to raise awareness of human rights abuses against the ...

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

Lebanon crisis robs pensioners of cash cushions

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Lebanon crisis robs pensioners of cash cushions

Due to the financial crisis and controls by Lebanese banks over people's savings, pensioners get very little to get by.

UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

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UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

The UN is in negotiations with Beijing for a visit "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uyghur minority is being treated, ...

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China sanctions Americans, Canadians over Uighur criticism

China has announced measures against two Americans, a Canadian, and a rights group in retaliation for US and Canadian sanctions imposed for rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.

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China sanctions UK figures over Xinjiang

On Friday China announced sanctions against nine UK individuals and four entities, saying they had "maliciously spread lies and disinformation" ...

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

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Facebook says cyber spies in China targeted Uyghurs

Facebook said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of the Uyghur minority living abroad.

China envoy invites Italian MPs to Xinjiang

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China envoy invites Italian MPs to Xinjiang

China's ambassador to Rome suggested Italian lawmakers personally visit the Xinjiang region to check whether the local Muslim Uyghur minority is ...

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China accuses EU of 'hypocrisy' over Uighur row

A row between Beijing and the EU over China's treatment of its Muslims Uighurs is escalating after both sides summoned each other's envoys.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

Campaigners are calling on Airbnb to drop its sponsorship connection with the Olympics over alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong ...

UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber on Monday.

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