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'The Squad' member and Minnesota congresswoman likened Donald Trump campaign rallies to racist Ku Klux Klan meets and slammed the incumbent US president for 'bullying' her.

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian Kashmir shuts down over land rights law

Local anger is brewing in Indian-ruled Kashmir over a new measure allowing outsiders to buy land in the disputed territory.

Tunisian family wins right to drop slavery moniker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian family wins right to drop slavery moniker

A black Tunisian family won a legal battle to scrub a word in their name indicating they descended from slaves, which subjected them to racism ...

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Sudanese businessman organises 'ice-breaker' Israel trip

Sudanese businessman Abu al-Qassem is planning a trip to Israel which he hopes will 'break the ice'.

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Tunisia president 'backs hanging' amid uproar over woman's murder

Tunisia's leader has weighed in on a public debate that was triggered by a woman's murder, saying he backs capital punishment.

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis protest Israeli normalisation on Socotra island

A protest against Israeli normalisation erupted in Socotra on Saturday amid reports of an Emirati-Israeli intelligence gathering base on the ...

Muhammed Magassy

The EU is fueling hunger in Africa

Comment: Unless the EU urgently rethinks its protectionist trade policies a sharp uptick in food insecurity will turn the Covid-19 crisis into a ...

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive ...

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for ...

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

The New Arab Staff

US city bans Israeli military training of police forces

In a win for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US, a city in North Carolina has banned the training of its forces by Israel's ...

The New Arab Staff

Minneapolis council pledges to disband police department

The council of Minneapolis, the city where anti-racist protests erupted two weeks ago following the killing of George Floyd, has promised to ...

Danya Hajjaji

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual ...

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan defends Turkey religious chief's anti-LGBT sermon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended a top religious official who claimed homosexuality caused diseases, corrupted people ...

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court seen by Reuters on Friday.

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

Mauritania arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

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Mauritania arrests 10 men after purported gay wedding

Ten men were arrested in Mauritania after a video of a birthday party was said to be the country's first gay marriage ceremony.

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