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

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, writes CJ Werleman.

<em>Coca</em> <em>Cola</em> closing Lebanon operations amid economic turmoil

The New Arab

Coca Cola closing Lebanon operations amid economic turmoil

Lebanon's National Beverage Company has said the country's economic turmoil has forced Coca Cola to permanently cease operations there.

US lawmakers push to ban imports from Xinjiang

The New Arab & agencies

US lawmakers push to ban imports from Xinjiang

US lawmakers are calling for action after a report found major brands, including Coca-Cola, Patagonia and Nike, are suspected ...

Palestinians welcome UN's blacklisting of companies operating in settlements

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians welcome UN's blacklisting of companies operating in settlements

The UN released a list of companies complicit in violating Palestinian human rights, in the first-ever international attempt to name and shame ...

The New Arab

Netanyahu and Gantz no 'different to Pepsi and Cola'

Palestinian PM Mohammad Shtayyeh said there's no difference between Gantz and Netanyahu whilst slamming Israel in Munich.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese block roads as petrol stations strike

Filling station owners announced the walkout from Thursday over mounting losses due to a dollar liquidity crunch.

The New Arab & agencies

Gunfire grips Beirut in second night of violence

Beirut and the southern town of Tyre saw clashes overnight Monday in a second consecutive night of violence.

Emile Nakhleh

Mohammad Bin Salman’s waning influence

Comment: MbS's star is dimming and his influence is waning as his allies in the UAE seem to abandon him and Washington loses patience with his ...

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Khalil E. Jahshan

The Kushner Bahrain ordeal: Why are the Palestinians boycotting?

Comment: The Manama economic workshop will function as an opportunity to normalise Israeli violations, little wonder the Palestinians are ...

Sam Hamad

Idlib's destruction will find its way to Europe's shores

Comment: The international community maintains a deafening silence on Assad's brutality in Idlib, but will not be spared its consequences, ...

<em>Coca</em>-Cola's Norway Ramadan advert met with Islamophobic backlash

The New Arab

Coca-Cola's Norway Ramadan advert met with Islamophobic backlash

Coca Cola's use of the Islamic crescent moon in a Ramadan promotion advert provoked a racist backlash in Norway.

#MeToo: Sexual abuse outrage hits 'Me Too' hummus sales

The New Arab

#MeToo: Sexual abuse outrage hits 'Me Too' hummus sales

The global movement has pushed one family-owned business to consider a rebranding...

Gaza refugee camp finally gets clean water

Rami Almeghari

Gaza refugee camp finally gets clean water

There are now 20 water filling stations across the Maghazi refugee camp, home to almost 38,000 Palestinian refugees.

Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

Kareem Chehayeb

Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon destroyed as aid declines

Storm Norma has affected thousands of Syrian refugees living in precarious conditions in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, as aid organisations struggle ...

CJ Werleman

Muslim countries must show solidarity with China's Uighurs

Comment: Leaders of Muslim majority countries must see past their economic ties with China, and collectively call out the repression of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

Zahi Khouri

Trump's funding cuts hold back generations of future leaders

Comment: Aid provided by the UNRWA is an anchor for Palestinian refugees. Without it, peace will remain unattainable, writes Zahi Khouri.

The New Arab & agencies

Turks destroy iPhones to protest US sanctions

In one video , a man collects iPhones from youths squatting in front of a Turkish flag, lays the devices on the ground and pounds them with a ...

Amal Awad

Can a corporation really have a social conscience?

Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a ...

Pro-Sisi Egyptian security firm buys private TV network

The New Arab

Pro-Sisi Egyptian security firm buys private TV network

A subsidiary of the Falcon Group, an Egyptian security agency with high-ranking government officials, has purchased the private al-Hayat ...

The New Arab

Saudi-led coalition absolves itself of Yemen 'warcrimes'

A panel set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate warcrimes in Yemen has largely justified its actions despite civilian casualties.

Has Beyoncé named her new arrival Rumi?

The New Arab

Has Beyoncé named her new arrival Rumi?

Reports suggest that US musicians Beyoncé and Jay Z have named their child after the famous Persian poet, Rumi.

Israeli settlers storm Palestinian property in Nablus

The New Arab

Israeli settlers storm Palestinian property in Nablus

Several Israeli settlers stormed the Palestinian community of Jabal Abu Salem from the illegal Har Brakha settlement on Wednesday

<em>Coca</em>-<em>Cola</em> 'donated thousands of dollars' to extremist Zionist group

Diana Alghoul

Coca-Cola 'donated thousands of dollars' to extremist Zionist group

A document from the Israel Corporations Authority has revealed that Israel’s Coca-Cola franchisee, the Central Bottling ...

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