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Thousands of protesters gathered in several French cities and Israel to denounce a court's refusal of a trial for a man who killed a 65-year-old Jewish woman.

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

The New Arab Staff

French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Malia Bouattia

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with ...

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ancient Jordan site restoration brings locals, refugees jobs

Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

The New Arab Staff

France to dissolve far-right anti-migrant group

Founded in 2012, Generation Identitaire is a far-right political identity movement that may be dissolved following action to prevent migrants from coming to France.

Samir Bennis

To improve Morocco-Spain relations, first confront Spanish double standards

Comment: It is both incongruent and hypocritical for Spain to continue laying claim to Gibraltar while dismissing Morocco's claims to Ceuta and ...

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French Muslim groups deal blow to Macron's anti-extremism charter

Three Muslim groups refused to back the French government's anti-extremism charter.

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Turkey urges dialogue with US after missile sanctions

Turkey's defence minister told foreign reporters in Ankara that Turkey was in discussions to receive a second batch of the advanced S-400 ...

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

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Belgium tries Iranian diplomat over bomb plot

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

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Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

Assadollah Assadi, 48, refused to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity, but his accreditation was in Austria and he was arrested in ...

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

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Ex-president Sarkozy to learn fate in cash-from-Libya case

Sarkozy was charged in 2018 with taking bribes, concealing the embezzlement of Libyan public funds and illegal campaign financing.

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bulgaria sentences two Lebanese men over attack on Israelis

A court in Bulgaria has sentence two Lebanese men to life imprisonment over a deadly 2012 bus bombing which killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has ...

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UN calls on EU to 'share out' Lesbos migrants

The UN chief Antonio Guterres said more European countries should accept migrants that have been left homeless after a devastating fire at a Lesbos camp.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

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Date set for ruling in Sarkozy Libya funding case

A Paris court will rule in September on a legal challenge by Nicolas Sarkozy against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in ...

The New Arab & agencies

France, Algeria pledge to relaunch relations after rift

President Macron's call with his Algerian counterpart appeared to put an end to a diplomatic crisis triggered by the broadcast on French ...

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

With 1,171 officially declared cases, including 105 deaths, Algeria is worse hit than its North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco, and its ...

The New Arab & agencies

French academics detained in Iran face high-level Revolutionary Court

Two academics Iran accuses of spying have had their case referred to the high-level Revolutionary Court after the prosecution denied their ...

Macron to raise 'taboo' topics in China visit

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Macron to raise 'taboo' topics in China visit

French President Emmanuel Macron will not hold back from discussing the situation in Xinjiang on a visit to China, despite warning from his ...

Second French academic detained in Iran since June

The New Arab & agencies

Second French academic detained in Iran since June

French academic Roland Marchal was arrested with his Franco-Iranian colleague Fariha Adelkah in June.

Moroccan police forced 'illegal abortion' journalist to take tests

The New Arab

Moroccan police forced 'illegal abortion' journalist to take tests

Police forced a Moroccan journalist on trial over alleged sexual relations outside marriage and an 'illegal abortion' to undergo invasive ...

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