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Conflicting reports have emerged over whether the withdrawal is final, with Democratic insiders saying the decision could harm Joe Biden's presidential bid.

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

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China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a million are held captive in 'concentration camps'.

US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

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US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

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Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Munzoul Assal

Normalisation with Israel: Could Sudan be next?

Normalisation with Israel may facilitate Sudan's removal from the US terror list but risks exacerbating divisions within the transitional government amid popular opposition.

Suraya Dadoo

Stop normalising apartheid: Lessons from South Africa's liberation struggle

Comment: Africa's Frontline States showed what real solidarity looks like, but the Arab world is ignoring the lessons of history, writes Suraya ...

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Macron lashes out at French journalist over Lebanon articles

French President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized after losing his temper with Georges Malburnot, a veteran journalist who reported on his ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

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Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering ...

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Egypt prison: lawyer

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Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Egypt prison: lawyer

After being alerted to to the incident, prison authorities reportedly made no attempt to save Essam al-Erian, who died of a heart attack.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

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Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets against police brutality in Missouri, and she made headlines for supporting ...

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India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly sectarian violence.

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Al Jazeera's Malaysian office raided over documentary

Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

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Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

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Kurdish activist jailed for 15 years on Iran return

The Kurdish activist was given promises of amnesty by Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

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Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

A bombing in Ras Al-Ain and intra-rebel clashes have rocked an uneasy peace in northern Syria.

Austria probe of “political Islam” groups raises surveillance concerns

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Austria probe of “political Islam” groups raises surveillance concerns

Austrian Muslims fear the initiative will install a government "surveillance body" to curb political expression and participation.

Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

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Turkey orders German newspaper reporter jailed for 'PKK propaganda'

A Turkish court sentenced well-known Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel to almost three years in jail.

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