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A settlement watchdog said that approving the 780 new settler homes, most of them deep in the West Bank, put Israel on a "collision course" with incoming Biden administration.

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Malia Bouattia

Distrust of Boris must not erode confidence in vaccine

Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, ...

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

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Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

Videos have emerged showing an alleged oxygen shortage in Egypt's hospitals.

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Discontent remains 10 years after Tunisia's Arab Spring protests

While Tunisia - unlike most of its regional neighbours - has kept the candle of a fragile democracy burning, widespread popular discontent is ...

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Muhammad Shehada

Israel denying Covid vaccine to Palestinians is medical apartheid

Comment: Israel's claim that the PA is responsible for vaccinating occupied Palestinians reveals a cold disregard for their heath, and for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury placed sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Sophia Akram

Liberating Palestine: The roadmap to a one-state democracy

Book Club: Jeff Halper argues that the only way to decolonise Palestine is to dismantle Israeli structures of domination and control and replace ...

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

World leaders condemned the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US military blames Taliban for spate of Afghan assassinations

On Twitter, the spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan blamed the Taliban directly for a "campaign of unclaimed attacks and targeted killing", ...

The New Arab Staff

Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

Vienna has now called for European states to follow its lead on registering imams, after the measure came into effect in Austria on Friday.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

Turkey is debating a new law that critics say could limit the freedom of NGOs and other civil society organisations.

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Afghan women's rights activist shot dead

Freshta Kohistani had called on the authorities to protect her due to death threats.

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Jewish nation-state law' challenged in Israeli Supreme Court

For the first time in Israel's legal history, the Supreme Court is dealing with a case that challenges the country's controversial 'Jewish ...

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

The New Arab Staff

Tech giants join Facebook lawsuit against Israeli spyware company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google have described NSO's spyware tools, revealed on Monday for their involvement in the hacking of ...

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish ex-MP sentenced to 22 years in jail

Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

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