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A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials said.

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

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 a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

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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.

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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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

Sarah Khalil

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

'This is Lebanon' is a project founded by a former migrant worker, who seeks an end to labour exploitation of migrant domestic workers in ...

The New Arab

Sudan elected chair of East Africa trade bloc

The top post goes to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who has led efforts towards Sudan's international rehabilitation.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran wants removal of 'Israel state, not the people'

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the future of the land should be decided by Palestinians of all faiths, Jewish as well as Christian and Muslim.

The New Arab

Lebanese army stops Hezbollah, Amal bikers from harassing protesters

Lebanese army soldiers have stopped motorcyclists carrying flags of the Hezbollah and Amal movements, who participate in the Lebanese ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to scrap some controversial 'kafala' rules

Qatar has announced plans to scrap its controversial 'kafala' sponsorship system.

Slavery and Islam

Usman Butt

Slavery and Islam

Book Club: Slavery & Islam aims to understand the history of enslavement in Islamic traditions and Muslim societies.

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania blogger 'saw sun six times during five-year detention'

A Mauritanian blogger released last week after more than five years in jail has said he only "saw the sun six times" during his incarceration ...

The racist pedagogy of Israel's education minister, Rafi Peretz

David Sheen

The racist pedagogy of Israel's education minister, Rafi Peretz

Comment: While homophobia might be unacceptable in some company, demands for racial purity and religious discrimination are shockingly ...

Mauritania cracks down on opposition parties after disputed election

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania cracks down on opposition parties after disputed election

Mauritanian police raided the headquarters of two opposition parties, closing one of them, amid high tension followed a disputed outcome to ...

Iraq may soon replace oil wells with solar panels

Austin Bodetti

Iraq may soon replace oil wells with solar panels

Analysis: As Iraq prepares for a future without the petroleum industry, many Iraqi environmentalists are encouraging their country to turn to ...

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