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

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

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 this common enemy, writes Hiba Rahim.

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 ...

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 now, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Election 2020: Joe Biden wins the presidency

Joe Biden and running mate Kamal Harris have won the 2020 US election after cinching the all-important battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Yousef H. Alshammari

Navigating Arab identity in America's racial landscape

For Arab Americans, finding a sense of belonging in the United States is a complex and evolving journey, writes Yousef H. Alshammari.

Suzy Woltmann

Millennials in California strike a tone of cautious optimism

At a watch party in California, Suzy Woltmann takes the temperature among a group of millennial voters.

Scores killed in US protests, political unrest this year

The New Arab Staff

Scores killed in US protests, political unrest this year

Most of the deaths were linked to gun violence, according to data compiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project.

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

UK's Labour broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's Labour broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

The long-awaited report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found damning instances where Corbyn's former leadership team ...

Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

A Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues was killed by police in Philadelphia, sparking protests in the US city days ...

Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

The New Arab Staff

Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

The former boss of Catholic Relief Service in Sudan was arrested following an altercation in which he called a security guard a 'slave'.

The New Arab Staff

Twitter bans Saudi-linked accounts impersonating Qatari figures

The social media giant said the accounts were tied to the Saudi government.

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian FM says Turkey a 'main sponsor' of terrorism

The Syrian FM said Turkey is a financier of terrorism.

Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

Khairi Hanoun, a Palestinian activist who was the victim of an incident earlier this month where an Israeli soldier placed a knee on his neck, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump ends anti-racism training in federal government: White House

The US president has put an end to anti-racism training in a move that is sure to anger Americans, given the recent spate of violence against ...

Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Far-right US militants arrested in plot to aid Hamas

Two members of the so-called Boogaloo Bois have been charged with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Hamas, which is ...

Image of Palestinian under Israeli soldier's knee sparks outrage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Image of Palestinian under Israeli soldier's knee sparks outrage

Social media users are posting the footage with the hashtag #PalestinianLivesMatter, comparing the image with George Floyd.

Israeli soldier filmed kneeling on 60-year-old Palestinian man's neck

The New Arab Staff

Israeli soldier filmed kneeling on 60-year-old Palestinian man's neck

The Palestinian man was pictured with his face pressed onto the floor.

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