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French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the official figure

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

Iran executes man for killing guard in 2017-18 protests

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Iran executes man for killing guard in 2017-18 protests

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

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.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Support for Iran evaporates

As temperatures soar in Iraq, violence against protesters returns despite promises of reconciliation by the new PM, while Iran's role in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran prison officials' pleas for virus help ignored: Amnesty

Iran has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials to contain Covid-19 in jails.

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Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN announces start of Libya Central Bank audit

The audit approval follows months of international pressure.

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

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Banksy to donate sale of artwork to Palestinian hospital

British street artist Banksy is to donate the proceeds from the auction of one of his works, valued at over $1 million, to a Palestinian ...

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

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UK Muslim police group campaigns to drop 'jihadi' terminology

A Muslim group is urging for British police to change the way it describes extremism.

Narjas Zatat

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Drake delved into London's music scene once more with a new freestyle track that saw his Arab fans quickly take notice.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China slams Britain's comments on Uighurs as 'slander'

Exiled Uighurs this month called for the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate China for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

Rifaat al-Assad hired Israeli lawyers before being sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Briton arrested after bomb threat on Ryanair flight

Norwegian police said a Briton was arrested after a Ryanair plane received a bomb threat.

Deepfake social media account used to attack Palestinian academic

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Deepfake social media account used to attack Palestinian academic

A fake social media account of a Jewish man has been used to attack a Palestinian academic in a new frontier of disinformation.

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent from the poll, no surprises are expected and the ruling ...

Shamima Begum allowed UK return for citizenship battle

The New Arab Staff

Shamima Begum allowed UK return for citizenship battle

The ruling in her favour means Begum could appear before a court in London, despite UK authorities continuously declaring they would ...

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