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A French documentary about the protest movement has created conflict between France and Algeria over its depiction of the government.

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes Ramona Wadi.

Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

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Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's uphill corruption battle against an 'untouchable class'

Corruption in Lebanon is widespread, but there are hopes a new law can root out pervasive nepotism.

The New Arab

Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A doctor in the Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh, India, reportedly turned away Muslim patients, saying: "We will treat only Hindus, not Muslims."

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Lebanon legalises cannabis growing, its political class eye profits

Mat Nashed

Lebanon legalises cannabis growing, its political class eye profits

Comment: Eyeing a $1 billion market, Lebanon's elites are looking to exploit the cannabis cultivation industry, cutting existing small-scale ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

The New Arab

Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

April 6 marks the first anniversary of a mass sit-in in Sudan that prompted the ousting of dictator, Omar Al-Bashir.

Algeria jails journalist for 'concealment of equipment' during protests

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Algeria jails journalist for 'concealment of equipment' during protests

An Algerian court sentenced to eight months in jail a journalist who had provided images of months-long anti-government protests to foreign ...

Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic

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Tunisian parliament grants PM special powers amid pandemic

Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh will be able to issue decrees without referring to the legislature in an effort to battle the pandemic in the ...

Turkey must release 'terror' convicts at risk of Covid-19

The New Arab

Turkey must release 'terror' convicts at risk of Covid-19

Turkey's proposal to release some prisoners early is "positive", but "undermined" by the exclusion of thousands of inmates convicted on ...

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

The New Arab & agencies

India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual violence and the plight ...

Alicia Medina

Lawyers in Lebanon fight back against torture and impunity

Torture in Lebanese detention centres remains a widespread practice carried out with impunity. One group of lawyers, however, is fighting ...

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

Laura Albast

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Comment: Without modern leaders who can appeal to major powers, Palestine will continue to stand alone, writes Laura Albast.

Erdogan orders coastguard to stop refugees crossing to Greece

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan orders coastguard to stop refugees crossing to Greece

Turkey's land border with Greece will remain open, the Turkish coastguard said.

Jordan overturns labour code that discriminates against working women

Nazli Tarzi

Jordan overturns labour code that discriminates against working women

#IWD2020: On International Women's Day, Jordanian activists celebrate the adoption of a law eliminating labour discrimination against ...

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