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Comment: Once again, a campaign to pin blame on the victim, and more specifically, the Black victim, was the essential first step towards vindicating Chauvin, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

Israeli parliamentarian Ofer Cassif files complaint over 'police violence'

The New Arab Staff

Israeli parliamentarian Ofer Cassif files complaint over 'police violence'

An Israeli parliamentarian has accused police of beating him up during a protest in East Jerusalem.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

A UN-backed court said fugitive Hezbollah suspect Salim Ayyash, who is convicted of assassinating Rafic Hariri, cannot appeal against the verdict until he turns himself in.

The New Arab Staff

Leader of Lebanese Christian party falls ill with Covid-19

Samir Geagea, the leader of the right-wing Christian Lebanese Forces party, has fallen ill with coronavirus after attending an Easter ...

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US offers $10mln for Hezbollah fugitive over Hariri killing

The United States on Monday offered $10 million to find a fugitive Hezbollah suspect who was convicted over the assassination of ...

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish ex-police chiefs jailed for journalist murder

Hrant Dink's death plunged Turkey's Armenian community into mourning and sparked a sprawling trial that lasted over a decade and involved top ...

The New Arab Staff

Haftar-allied Libyan commander wanted by ICC assassinated in Benghazi

A Haftar-allied Libyan military commander wanted by the ICC for war crimes has been assassinated in Benghazi

UN experts call for inquiry into Lebanese activist's murder

The New Arab Staff

UN experts call for inquiry into Lebanese activist's murder

UN human rights experts have urged Beirut to probe the murder of prominent Hezbollah critic Lokman Slim.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

The New Arab Staff

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Malia Bouattia

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with ...

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine killed in helicopter crash in central Afghanistan

At least nine people have been killed in a helicopter crash in Wardak province in central Afghanistan, the Afghan defence ministry said.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

<em>Assassination</em> campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

Turkey jails 5 to life over Russian envoy's killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey jails 5 to life over Russian envoy's killing

Turkey has sentenced five people over the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in 2016.

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