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Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Tehran was warned against carrying out further attacks on US troops in the region on Wednesday, with the US president vowing a "heavy price".

UAE releases $700 million in frozen Iranian funds

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UAE releases $700 million in frozen Iranian funds

The UAE has reportedly released hundreds of millions of dollars of frozen Iranian assets amid improving 'currency relations' between the two states.

Saudi oil giant Aramco to buy US natural gas

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi oil giant Aramco to buy US natural gas

Saudi Arabia's state owned oil company will begin buying liquid natural gas from San Diego-based Sempra Energy, under a 20 year agreement.

BDS bulletin: Reappropriating hummus for justice

Karim Traboulsi

BDS bulletin: Reappropriating hummus for justice

Israel has long appropriated Palestinian cuisine and Arab dishes, rebranding them as its own to efface the culture of the lands it occupies. But ...

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Mauritanian anti-slavery activist runs for presidential election

Mauritanian anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid has declared that he will run for the next presidential election taking place in few months.

The New Arab & agencies

Google blocks accounts in 'influence operation' linked to Iran

A number of YouTube channels and other accounts were blocked by Google on Thursday over a misinformation campaign linked to Iran, the tech giant ...

Tom Charles

What will the UK's extremist DUP mean for Palestine?

Comment: As colonisers, there has been a natural affinity between the Protestant politicians of Northern Ireland, and successive Israeli ...

Nabil Massad

Alien Covenant's Michael Fassbender speaks to The New Arab

German-born Irish actor Michael Fassbender speaks to The New Arab in an exclusive interview about his rise as a Hollywood star and his upcoming ...

UK terror threat could rise as IS' 'caliphate' crumbles

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UK terror threat could rise as IS' 'caliphate' crumbles

A leading British counter-terror official has warned that the Islamic State group pose the greatest terror threat to the UK since the ...

The New Arab

Improving trust: Northern Ireland police training Lebanese security forces

A delegation of Northern Irish police officers is helping train their Lebanese counterparts in policing techniques to help improve their ...

Islamophobia after Trump

Lawrence Pintak

Islamophobia after Trump

Comment: Trump's political reality show is about to be cancelled, but in quiet corners of America, extremists of a different variety continue to ...

No, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn is not enabling anti-Semitism

Usaid Saddiqui

No, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn is not enabling anti-Semitism

Comment: The Labour leader, a frequent critic of Israel, has cracked down on isolated cases of anti-Semitism, therefore suggesting the party has ...

Saudi-funded Spanish Quran (mis)translation makes Allah furious with Iranians

Karim Traboulsi

Saudi-funded Spanish Quran (mis)translation makes Allah furious with Iranians

A Saudi-published Spanish translation of the Muslim holy book contains a typo confusing the Spanish word for "anger" with "Iranians" due to ...

Debating hard power against IS

Naveed Ahmad

Debating hard power against IS

Comment: An ideology cannot be destroyed with missiles, and the geopolitical point-scoring between global powers is not an attempt to help ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Online campaign calls for release of Mauritanian anti-slavery activist

A leading Arab human rights organisation is seeking to highlight the case of Biram Dah Abeid, an activist imprisoned for his relentless efforts to abolish slavery in Mauritania.

Nick Rodrigo

Gaddafi and the IRA's explosive relationship

Comment: Libya supplied Semtex and other weaponry and training to those Gaddafi believed were his 'anti-imperialist' brethren in Northern ...

Sam Hamad

Saving Ibrahim Halawa: The fight for one boy's freedom

Comment: The 17-year-old Irish citizen was jailed for protesting in Egypt, but Irish leaders have been largely silent about his ongoing ...

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Israel bans Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams from entering Gaza

The controversial republican politician from Northern Ireland was due to meet Hamas leaders during a visit to the region.

Conditional surrender: What “degrade and destroy” really means

Mark Perry

Conditional surrender: What “degrade and destroy” really means

Obama's much-derided strategy to fight the Islamic State group nevertheless reflects the widespread view in America that the US needs to do ...

Lana Asfour

Political posturing and Cameron's 'anti-terrorism' proposals

The British prime minister has promised tough laws to prevent citizens from supporting the Islamic State group, but human rights groups say such ...

Mauritania: A new fight in the battle against slavery

Mohammad Val al-Sheikh

Mauritania: A new fight in the battle against slavery

Activists against slavery in Mauritania have mobilised but are facing opposition from the police and government.

The United States and Democracy Prevention in Egypt

Khalil al-Anani

The United States and Democracy Prevention in Egypt

US foreign policy is under the microscope with Jason Brownlee's study on Cairo-Washington relations, which addresses the impact of this alliance ...

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