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Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even worse.

Iran executed a man convicted of killing a member of the Revolutionary Guards during deadly 2017-18 protests.

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

The New Arab Staff

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

Narjas Zatat

#PrayForBeirut: People send messages of support after deadly explosion

At least 100 people have died and thousands injured in the deadly explosion near a Beirut port, and people across the world are sending messages ...

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

Bassam Zaazaa

Lebanon medical staff fight back after 'shameful' mass layoffs

Former employees have initiated legal action after the American University of Beirut arbitrarily fired 850 medical staff.

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

France seeks UN-led mission on China's 'indefensible' Uighur treatment

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France seeks UN-led mission on China's 'indefensible' Uighur treatment

France's foreign minister has proposed a UN-led observer mission to evaluate the treatment of China's Uighur Muslim population.

The New Arab Staff

Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

Twitter under fire in UK over rapper's anti-Semitic posts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter under fire in UK over rapper's anti-Semitic posts

Twitter on faced a temporary boycott by some critics in Britain and a backlash from the government over its handling of a series of anti-Semitic ...

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

The New Arab Staff

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

At least 435 Uighur intellectuals have been imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

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 self-serving? Malia Bouattia considers the question.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The New Arab Staff

US blacklists 11 companies over China's mistreatment of Uighurs

The United States has blacklisted companies with alleged links to China's mistreatment of its Muslim Uighur minority.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

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

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur <em>labour</em> in China

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, ...

The New Arab Staff

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

The New Arab Staff

UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

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