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Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

Facebook said Wednesday it had disabled accounts used by the PA to spy on human rights activists, journalists and opponents.

Michael Gove in Israel to 'consider vaccine passport choices'

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Michael Gove in Israel to 'consider vaccine passport choices'

Whitehall said Michael Gove's visit to Israel is 'purely Covid-related,'

Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

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Jihad and jokes? Iraqis aren't laughing

A hidden camera show that fools celebrities into thinking they are being attacked by jihadists has been condemned by viewers as tasteless.

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Yousra Samir Imran

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out ...

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Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, follows a national uproar over mismanagement of dilapidated train lines.

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First woman ever seeks Syrian presidential bid

Faten Ali Nahar, a 50-year-old Damascus resident, has nominated herself in an election which is certain to be won by President Bashar Al- Assad.

The New Arab Staff

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the ...

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US sanctions 'disrupts Google services' in Syria

US sanctions in Syria are preventing access to Google Play and limiting functionality of other apps, like YouTube.

Representing MENA artists in the UK

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

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Saudi broadcasters 'sounded out' for European Super League rights

Amid outrage at the new European Super League plans, fans have also speculated that matches may also be hosted outside of Europe.

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Sayed Jalal Shajjan

Afghanistan's fragile future: The end of America's 'forever war'

Analysis: The future of the Afghan government looks bleak after the US military withdrawal, with the Taliban sensing victory.

Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

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Egyptian journalist 'disappears' after being deported from Jordan

The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed ...

Yemeni model held in Houthi prison threatens hunger strike

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni model held in Houthi prison threatens hunger strike

Entisar Al-Hammadi is a model and actress who has been kidnapped by the Yemeni rebel Houthi group, and is now threatening to go on hunger strike.

Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan police and rangers taken hostage in anti-France protests

Supporters of the now-banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) radical party have taken at least seven hostages during an anti-France protest.

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Belgian police deployed after clashes between Chechens, Kurds

A Chechen man was killed Friday after being attacked by 20 to 30 men - all believed to be Kurds - in the Belgian city of Liege.

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for ...

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its ...

Zaina Ujayli

Lost lessons from Sumayeh Attiyeh's America

Comment: How we choose to tell our story is a complex matter. This Arab American Heritage month, let's remember our ancestors who tired to do ...

Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

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Israeli says Iran tried to lure him to UAE

Matan Hirsch, an Israeli travel blogger and photographer, says he was contacted by Iranian intelligence operatives through fake Instagram ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE provokes anger with 'Independence Day' tweet to Israel

The UAE has congratulated Israel on its independence day, an event marked by Palestinians as the beginning of their displacement from their ...

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

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Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

Uighur Muslims are being advertised for labour under military-style management in 'package deals' on Chinese websites, in the latest evidence ...

Pakistan orders temporary <em>social</em> <em>media</em> shutdown after violent protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Khaled A. Beydoun

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Comment: Once again, a campaign to pin blame on the victim, and more specifically, the Black victim, was the essential first step towards ...

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