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The jury at the trial of Derek Chauvin has heard that the pressure on his neck was the cause of death.

A bill to examine the issue of reparations for the ancestors of black American slaves is to be discussed by the House Judiciary Committee.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the painfully obvious, writes Malia Bouattia.

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

Backlash after report finds UK not 'institutionally racist'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Backlash after report finds UK not 'institutionally racist'

A controversial report by a government commission has found that the the UK is not 'institutionally racist', prompting heavy criticism from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking for justice.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Floyd murder trial 'defining' chance for justice: UN

The trial of a US police officer facing charges for murdering George Floyd is a crucial and defining opportunity for justice, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protesters demand justice one year after Breonna Taylor's killing

One year after Breonna Taylor's killing, protestors marched to demand justice and accountability from the police department in Louisville, ...

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Minneapolis reaches $27 million settlement with Floyd family

The figure is the largest pre-trial civil rights settlement in US history, lawyers for George Floyd's family said.

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Siana Bangura

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Comment: It's unsurprising Meghan experienced the racism she did, given Britain's long history of empire, colonialism and capitalism, writes ...

Kushner to detail Israel-Arab normalisation agreements in new book

The New Arab Staff

Kushner to detail Israel-Arab normalisation agreements in new book

The former senior presidential adviser is set to detail his experiences in negotiating the normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab ...

<em>George</em> Floyd's cousin 'confident' as trial begins in Minneapolis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's cousin 'confident' as trial begins in Minneapolis

'It's a bittersweet feeling for us,' said Shareeduh Tate, who represented Floyd's family in the courtroom on the first day of former officer ...

Palestinian-American journalist arrested during BLM protests goes on trial

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-American journalist arrested during BLM protests goes on trial

Andrea Sahouri was arrested in Iowa for refusing to disperse during a Black Lives Matter protest she was covering for work.

Sahar Esfandiari

Amplifying Black and Afro-Iranian voices with the Collective

Frustrated by the absence of Black voices in the Iranian community and the media, a group came together to form a collective to amplify their voices and experiences.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US police handcuffed, pepper-sprayed 9-year-old Black girl, footage shows

Police said on Sunday the girl - who has not been named - had been suffering from a serious mental health emergency, reportedly threatening to ...

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

The New Arab Staff

Stateless Bidoon suicide attempt prompts outcry in Kuwait

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have reported.

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

France's democratic decline

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 ...

Trump fires defence chief Esper

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump fires defence chief Esper

Trump is also believed to be considering dismissing FBI Director Chris Wray and CIA Director Gina Haspel, angered that they did not support his ...

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Sam Hamad

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Comment: Trump's electoral defeat is just a single blow against the authoritarianism that he represents. Biden's work to defend democracy begins ...

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