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Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

Hay Festival in the UAE is being held despite outcry over the country's poor human rights record.

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Anu Shukla

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

The New Arab Meets: Author and professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam to discuss how the escalation of US-Iran relations has put a spotlight on some of the country's most contentious issues.

Sumud: Palestinians' form of steadfastness continues to grow stronger

Yousef Alhelou

Sumud: Palestinians' form of steadfastness continues to grow stronger

There is no denying that despair and frustration is high among Palestinians living under decades of Israeli occupation, but many still have hope ...

Turkey court acquits academic over peace petition

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey court acquits academic over peace petition

Ozlem Sendeniz was one among hundreds charged with terrorism for signing an open letter condemning the conflict between Turkey and the Kurdistan ...

Sahar F. Aziz

Israel's Tlaib-Omar ban enacts signature practice of non-democratic states

Comment: Barring entry of US Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar exposes Israel's fallacious claims of moral superiority over its authoritarian Arab neighbours, writes Sahar Aziz.

Sarah Khalil

#TheBigRide: Hundreds cycle through London, Manchester to support Palestinians

Some 400 activists cycled through the British cities of Manchester and London to raise money for a charity supporting Palestinian children in ...

Malia Bouattia

Stop whitewashing #MyDubai

Comment: To celebrate the Dubai's skyscrapers, is to condone the abuse of those who built them, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

UN rights campaigners pulls-out of UAE literary fest

UN human rights commissioner Mary Robinson said she will not attend a literary festival in the UAE due to the detention of an activist.

Will the US stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Will the US stay in Syria?

Despite President Trump's reservations, the answer is 'probably', reports Paul Iddon.

Florence Dixon

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a ...

Denuclearising the Middle East

Orient XXI

Denuclearising the Middle East

Comment: Teachers and researchers on both sides of the Atlantic are calling for ending unconditional support for Israel, and for the region to ...

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive ...

Turkish academics convicted for 'terror propaganda'

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish academics convicted for 'terror propaganda'

A Turkish court handed down suspended sentences to three academics on Friday for signing a 2016 petition calling for an end to violence against ...

Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey pro-Kurdish leader goes on trial over 'terror' links

Selahattin Demirtas of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), was first detained in November last year in a crackdown under the state of emergency ...

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in extremism, both foreign and domestic.

The New Arab

Rights groups call on UAE to free Ahmed Mansoor

A coalition of activists and public intellectuals called for the immediate and unconditional release of Emirati poet and activist, Ahmed Mansoor ...

The New Arab

'Knives Out' as Radiohead defy BDS with Israel concert

UK alternative band Radiohead will defy calls for a cultural boycott on Israel and play a gig in Tel Aviv next month.

The New Arab

Harvard professor suggests whitewashing Israel crimes with 'Jewish power'

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz justified calls for right-wing ultra-Zionist Jews to intimidate US institutions into supporting ...

<em>Chomsky</em> and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza's first English library to open window to world

English literature graduate Mossab Abu Toha is crowd-funding Gaza's first English library and hopes to read his way out of the reality of ...

Are Israel supporters accelerating its moral degeneration?

Paul Monaghan

Are Israel supporters accelerating its moral degeneration?

Comment: The seeds of peace will only grow when communities have the opportunity to talk and work together, writes MP Paul Monaghan.

Canadian professor hospitalised after prolonged detention in Iran

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Canadian professor hospitalised after prolonged detention in Iran

The family of a Canadian-Irish professor detained by Iran have expressed serious concerns about her health, urging Ireland which maintains ...

Peripheral visions: US third parties and their foreign policies

Andrew Leber and Nicholas Morley

Peripheral visions: US third parties and their foreign policies

Comment: While a spirit of isolationism runs deep in America's political DNA, the ideas of Jill Stein and Gary Johnson ignore Washington's ...

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