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April saw more prisoners of conscience jailed in Saudi Arabia than the three previous months combined.

Saudi Arabia has released construction magnate Bakr bin Laden, half-brother of the late Osama bin Laden

Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

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Afghans mark Eid as ceasefire pauses deadly violence

A three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring Taliban and Afghan government comes into force today.

Coronavirus stifles Muslims' Eid al-Fitr celebrations for second year

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Coronavirus stifles Muslims' Eid al-Fitr celebrations for second year

Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the Covid-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations.

Joe Biden: Israel violence must end 'sooner than later'

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Joe Biden: Israel violence must end 'sooner than later'

Joe Biden says he spoke to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who is currently battling corruption charges, about the hemorrhaging of violence ...

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Mob 'lynching of Palestinian’ aired live on Israeli TV

Footage of a far-right Israeli mob attacking a man near Tel Aviv they said was Palestinian has been aired live on TV as Israeli extremists assaulted Arabs in several cities.

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Imprisoned pro-Haftar fighters freed in Libya

Seventy-eight prisoners who fought on the side of eastern Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar have been freed in Tripoli ahead of the Eid al-Fitr ...

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UN Security Council to meet on Israel-Palestine conflict Friday

The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting on the escalating conflict between Israel and the Palestinians despite opposition from ...

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Gaza death toll reaches 65 as Hamas attacks Tel-Aviv

The death toll from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza has risen to 65 as Hamas rockets hit Tel Aviv and Israeli leaders issued threats to escalate the ...

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Dalal Yassine

Don't expect the PA to defend Sheikh Jarrah

Comment: This is not the first time that Abbas's blind quest to stay in power is costing Palestinians their sovereignty, writes Dalal Yassine.

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak has a secret weapon

Comment: After a year-long hiatus Algeria's Hirak is back on the streets, and this time is fortified by widespread industrial action and more ...

Israeli violence continues in East Jerusalem

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Israeli violence continues in East Jerusalem

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society has treated 95 people for injuries amid continued Israeli assaults in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Blinken sends envoy to Mideast, expresses support for Israel

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Blinken sends envoy to Mideast, expresses support for Israel

US top diplomat Antony Blinken announced that a US envoy would travel to the Middle East after Israel’s assaults on Palestinians in Jerusalem ...

How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

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How are Saudi and Emirati media covering Palestine?

While Saudi media has taken a critical stance against Israel’s actions, UAE media have taken a much more lukewarm approach, similar to that of ...

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Nazila Jamshidi

Protecting Afghan women's rights after US troops withdraw

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila ...

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Chauvin could face longer sentence for Floyd murder

Chauvin was convicted on April 20 of murder and manslaughter for his role in Floyd's death, which sparked protests against racial injustice and police brutality around the world.

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'Choose your words carefully': international media reports 'failing Palestine'

Newspapers and websites across the world have been lambasted online for their 'biased' coverage of events in East Jerusalem and Gaza.

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Rocket attack kills Palestinian father, daughter near Lod

The 16 year old lost her life in Dahmash, a village neighbouring Lod, during an escalation between Israel and Hamas.

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Republicans oust Trump critic Cheney from leadership

Cheney warned her colleagues of the potential 'unravelling of our democracy' as Trump continues to 'mislead' millions of Americans.

Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

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Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

The message expressed support for their struggle and highlighted the similarities in the fights for freedom.

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Mia Khalifa slams US support for Israeli military

Mia Khalifa took aim at Washington's military aid budget to Israel, in a tweet featuring distressing images of Palestinians killed and injured.

Hamas 'ready' for war or peace: Haniyeh

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Hamas 'ready' for war or peace: Haniyeh

Hamas' chief said 'the resistance is ready' for either eventuality.

Facebook to live stream Eid moonsightings from across UK

The New Arab Staff

Facebook to live stream Eid moonsightings from across UK

Advocates of a unified local Islamic calendar for British muslims have hailed the partnership as 'historic'.

Serbian warlord Karadzic to serve prison time in UK

The New Arab Staff

Serbian warlord Karadzic to serve prison time in UK

Karadzic was found guilty on 10 charges of genocide during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war.

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