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Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes Jillian Kestler D'amours.

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, writes Ramona Wadi.

Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on their Lebanese neighbours.

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

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Prominent Lebanese journalist sued by central bank governor

Famed Lebanese journalist Dima Sadek said she was summoned for questioning by security forces after an alleged lawsuit by the country's central ...

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

Ramona Wadi

Annexation in the shadow of the Nakba

Comment: Trump and Netanyahu's plans for annexation build on a legacy of impunity for colonial violence, tacitly approved by the international ...

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Ramona Wadi

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under ...

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Saudi Arabia eliminates death penalty for minors

Saudi Arabia ended the death penalty for crimes committed by minors after effectively abolishing floggings as the kingdom seeks to blunt ...

Saudi Arabia to abolish flogging as punishment

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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.

Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

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Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the ...

Saudi Arabia arrests man filmed 'stepping on a Quran'

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Saudi Arabia arrests man filmed 'stepping on a Quran'

Saudi Arabia has arrested a man accused of stepping on a Quran in a viral video that angered social media users across the kingdom.

June Rain: A powerful portrait of identity and division

Ramona Wadi

June Rain: A powerful portrait of identity and division

Book Club: Jabbour Douaihy's powerful novel is a poignant portrayal of community, identity and division in Lebanon.

Sami Rahman

Employers must do more to empower Muslim women

Nearly half of Muslim women encounter Islamophobia and discrimination at work. Sami Rahman looks deeper into why, and what companies can do to empower their Muslim employees.

Diana Alghoul

Coronavirus under occupation: Why Palestine's situation is unique

Palestinians are in a unique situation as the coronavirus spreads, facing not only a pandemic but also military occupation, a siege and ...

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Egypt to free women arrested over prisoner release protests

Four prominent Egyptian activists are set to be released on bail after protesting for the release of prisoners before the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Egypt detains prominent activists for demanding prisoner releases

Egyptian police arrested four prominent women activists as they campaigned for the release of prisoners as the country grapples with a ...

Duplicitous Trudeau supports Israel at ICC

Ramona Wadi

Duplicitous Trudeau supports Israel at ICC

Comment: To support Israel at the ICC while pretending to back Palestinians at the UN is a duplicitous charade which must be exposed, writes ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

Cultural appropriation fail: Palestinians mock Israeli chef's 'beef knafeh'

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Cultural appropriation fail: Palestinians mock Israeli chef's 'beef knafeh'

Knafeh has been appropriated by Israeli chefs again -- but this time with beef substituted into the sweet pastry dessert.

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

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