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In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in the future.

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has condemned Iraqi-Kurdish authorities after a violent crackdown on protesters.

Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

The New Arab Staff

Iraq death toll rises amid crackdown on protests

Security forces in Iraq's northern Kurdish region fired live rounds at protesters, amid days of ongoing demonstrations against late salary payments.

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Mobashra Tazamal

Biden must do what Obama didn't and close Guantanamo

Comment: Guantanamo has now been open for almost two decades, impacting the lives of hundreds of Muslims, their families, and communities as a ...

Sudan's former Prime Minister <em>Sadiq</em> <em>Al</em>-<em>Mahdi</em> dies of coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi dies of coronavirus

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi, the country's last democratically elected prime minister, has died from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Head of Sudan’s largest party slams Israel normalisation deal

Sudan's former Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi withdrew from a government-organised religious conference on Saturday in protest against the normalisation announcement.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan's Umma Party threatens transitional government over Israel normalisation

Sadiq Al-Mahdi threatened the Sudanese transitional government over normalisation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid ...

Suraya Dadoo

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as ...

Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to September

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to September

Defence lawyers for the ousted dictator had requested the trial's postponement due to 'inadequate' coronavirus precautions.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan says 'looking forward' to normalising ties with Israel

Speculation is rife that Sudan could be the next state in the region to declare normalised relations with Israel after the UAE.

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.

George Floyd laid to rest with calls for justice

The New Arab Staff

George Floyd laid to rest with calls for justice

Black Lives Matter protests have spread throughout the world since the killing of George Floyd.

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

IS claims responsibility for London Streatham knife attack

The New Arab & agencies

IS claims responsibility for London Streatham knife attack

The Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for a London knife attack in which two people were injured.

Mel Plant

One year on, Sudan's revolution hangs in the balance

In-depth: Hopes for peace and justice remain unclear a year after the start of Sudan's revolution, Mel Plant writes.

The New Arab

Sudan's Bashir sentenced to two years for corruption

Bashir, who was overthrown by the army in April, has been on trial in a Khartoum court since August on charges of illegally acquiring and using ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

There's no Islamophobia in the Tory party

Comment: You can't root out something that you view as an attribute, a value and a pre-requisite for becoming prime minister, writes Ruqaya ...

Amr Salahi

Gaddafi and Libya today: A tyrant's unique legacy

Fifty years after his coup against King Idris I of Libya, Gaddafi’s legacy, his erratic theories, and his destruction of the Libyan state ...

Sudan court charges Bashir over illicit Saudi funds

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Sudan court charges Bashir over illicit Saudi funds

A Sudanese judge formally indicted former president Omar al-Bashir on charges of possessing illicit foreign currency and corruption on ...

The New Arab

Iraq confirms Israel behind 'some' Shia militia base attacks

An Iraqi parliamentarian and leading member of the paramilitary force said Iraq found Israel is "certainly" behind several attacks on Hashed ...

Iraqi Shia militia demands US troops withdraw

The New Arab

Iraqi Shia militia demands US troops withdraw

An Iraqi militia has threatened to attack US targets in Iraq.

Muslims are boycotting the Hajj to protest Saudi atrocities

Malia Bouattia

Muslims are boycotting the Hajj to protest Saudi atrocities

Comment: Pressuring Riyadh to end its atrocities, from crackdown on dissent to its war on Yemen, many Muslims are speaking out and even ...

#BoycottHajj: Muslims call for action against Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

#BoycottHajj: Muslims call for action against Saudi Arabia

The annual Hajj pilgrimage begins soon but there is a growing boycott movement by Muslims who don’t want to give their money to the Saudi ...

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