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Iran's foreign minister Saeed Khatibzadeh blamed 'the Zionist regime' behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday.

Riyadh's defence ministry named the three soldiers as Mohammed bin Ahmed, Shaher bin Issa and Hamoud bin Ibrahim without identifying who they were accused of colluding with.

Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to adopt pro-Israel policies.

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Faisal Ali

Somalia's political deadlock: Why have elections been delayed?

Analysis: International pressure is growing on Somalia's leaders to hold elections but talks to end the political impasse have repeatedly ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution

Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a note of caution on international travel resuming.

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a "traffic-light" system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown.

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Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

Denmark is considering repatriating the children of Danish jihadists in Syria.

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

Malia Bouattia

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

Comment: A repressive new policing bill has been postponed, but anger over Covid failures, BLM and the Everard demonstrations points to the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China envoy invites Italian MPs to Xinjiang

China's ambassador to Rome suggested Italian lawmakers personally visit the Xinjiang region to check whether the local Muslim Uyghur minority is ...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

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Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

Campaigners are calling on Airbnb to drop its sponsorship connection with the Olympics over alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong ...

UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

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UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber ...

Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

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Australia parliament debates Uighur rights abuses motion

The motion would urge Australia to act on allegations of forced labour.

UK <em>MPs</em> call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

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UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

On the 10th anniversary of Bahrain's crackdown on Arab Spring protests, UK MPs say the British government must pressure Bahrain to stop ...

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Kuwait government drops threat to prosecute lawmakers

The move comes amid a months-long standoff between Kuwait's publicly-elected MPs and its appointed prime minister.

The New Arab Staff

UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

Avoiding trade agreements with human rights violators would prevent the UK from tapping into 'growth markets', Raab said.

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

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Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

A shadow opposition "parliament" called the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) urged protestors to continue fighting to end ...

Tasnim Nazeer

Holocaust survivors urge UK to back Uighurs

The UK could be the latest country to implement legislation targeting China over its repression of the Uighur minority.

British <em>MPs</em> call on UAE to release 14 detainees

The New Arab Staff

British MPs call on UAE to release 14 detainees

British MPs have given their names to a petition calling on the UAE to release 14 detainees who have served their time but remain in ...

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The New Arab Staff

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

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