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Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

The US is set to label the BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic', angering activists

Pompeo to 'announce process' to label NGOs as 'anti-Semitic'

The New Arab Staff

Pompeo to 'announce process' to label NGOs as 'anti-Semitic'

Although Pompeo is not set to name any specific organisations, prominent international NGOs such as Amnesty International and Oxfam could be among those labeled as anti-Semitic.

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The New Arab Staff

US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia FM calls for 'equal access' to coronavirus vaccines

Indonesia's foreign minister Retno Marsudi said it is crucial that developing countries have 'equal access' to a future coronavirus vaccine.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

MENA billionaires earned double cost of Beirut repairs

The Middle East's 21 billionaires have amassed $63 million every day since March, a combined bounty double the amount needed to repair the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

The New Arab Staff

Oxfam, NRC call for greater aid access to Syria

The two aid groups have complained of repeated hurdles in accessing regime-held areas.

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's ...

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is ...

UN to call for $10 billion aid for Syrians

The New Arab Staff

UN to call for $10 billion aid for Syrians

The UN is looking to raise $10 billion this year to assist war-affected people inside and outside Syria, in a crunch conference in Brussels.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Record number of Syrians going hungry, aid groups warn

The number of Syrians facing food insecurity has risen by 42 percent since last year, a coalition of aid organisations has said, insisting international assistance is desperately needed.

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted armed Houthi combatants.

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

The New Arab

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

The New Arab & agencies

More than 20 dead in flood-hit Yemen

At least 14 people were killed in flash floods in Aden, while another seven were killed in the country's north.

US cuts healthcare aid to Yemen despite coronavirus fears

The New Arab

US cuts healthcare aid to Yemen despite coronavirus fears

Donald Trump has slashed aid to Yemen despite a global coronavirus epidemic that has left healthcare systems around the world inundated with ...

Greece puts refugee camps on lockdown over coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Greece puts refugee camps on lockdown over coronavirus

Greece’s migration ministry has imposed lockdown on refugee camps across the country at huge risk from a COVID-19 spread due to them being ...

What can we do to spare Syria from coronavirus?

Melissa Diamond and Esther Schoorel

What can we do to spare Syria from coronavirus?

Comment: The world must act to stop a disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Syria before it's too late, write Melissa Diamond and Esther Schoorel.

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