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Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

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Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered their second day.

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

The New Arab Staff

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

Human Rights Watch has accused China of crimes including torture and sexual violence.

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

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Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

A 12-member jury hearing the case against former officer and murderer of African-American man George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has begun.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be ...

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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Pakistan PM says insulting Mohammed 'same as denying Holocaust'

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Western governments "who have outlawed any negative comment on the holocaust to use the same ...

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Deniz Yuksel

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in ...

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny amid weight loss

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Russian prison threatens to force-feed Navalny amid weight loss

Russian prison officials are threatening to start force-feeding jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after losing nearly 10kg.

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

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Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

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Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own moderation ...

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Maz Saleem

To honour Mohammed Saleem, UK must officially define Islamophobia

Comment: For Maz Saleem, whose father was killed by a white supremacist, adopting an official, legal definition of Islamophobia would provide ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Activists say Pakistan PM blames women's dress for rape

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

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Iraqi-Kurdish MPs slams arrest of LGBTQ+ activists in Iraq

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

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Scores Palestinian children arrested by Israel in three months

Palestinian children are often subjected to 'various forms of abuse', the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in its report

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak was convicted on multi-million dollar corruption charges last year. Now, he launches his appeal against a hefty ...

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