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Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Thousands rally at anti-Netanyahu protest ahead of vote

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Thousands rally at anti-Netanyahu protest ahead of vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence was met with thousands of protesters on Saturday, just days ahead of the election.

Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

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Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist Ben-Gvir in re-election bid

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is supporting the re-election bid of Itamar Ben-Gvir, the leader of the Jewish Power movement, who has praised ...

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

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Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

The men are accused of having various roles in a German IS cell founded in January 2019.

The New Arab Staff

Biden to scrap 'Muslim ban' on first day

Shortly after taking office in 2017, Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions barring entry to US for nationals from seven Muslim-majority ...

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Capitol rioters sought to 'capture and assassinate' lawmakers: prosecutors

"Strong evidence... supports that the intent of the Capitol rioters was to capture and assassinate elected officials in the United ...

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

Saudi prince strongly criticises Israel at Bahrain summit

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Saudi prince strongly criticises Israel at Bahrain summit

He described Israel as a "Western colonising" power and accused the Jewish state of incarcerating Palestinians in "concentration camps".

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Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

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Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

Several people were given life sentences for their part in the failed coup of 2016.

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

The New Arab Staff

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

Lawyers hired to represent MbS in Al-Jabri lawsuit: report

The New Arab Staff

Lawyers hired to represent MbS in Al-Jabri lawsuit: report

MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly ...

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

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Iran Guards vow Soleimani revenge will target 'those involved'

Iran continues to threaten the US over the death of General Qassem Soleimani during an air strike.

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Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

The New Arab Staff

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

The New Arab Staff

Iran considers assassinating US ambassador to South Africa: report

Two US officials have told a news magazine that Iran is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in revenge for the killing ...

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

The New Arab Staff

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

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