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Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei

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Floyd killing shows 'true face' of US: Iran's Khamenei

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the killing of unarmed George Floyd in police custody shows what what the United States 'has always done all over the world'.

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

Israel says 'successfully' tested ballistic missiles

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Israel says 'successfully' tested ballistic missiles

The state-run Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) confirmed the country had carried out two ballistic missiles tests in the Mediterranean.

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, writes CJ Werleman.

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Hundreds attend funeral of Palestinian killed by Israeli forces

Palestinians in Jerusalem held a funeral for Iyad Hallak who was shot dead by Israeli police on Saturday.

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

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British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

Paul Golding was charged at Heathrow in October, after refusing to give police access to his iPhone and Apple computer following a trip to ...

Turkey expands Qatar currency swap line to $15 billion

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Turkey expands Qatar currency swap line to $15 billion

Turkey has turned to Gulf ally Qatar to secure much-needed currency amid economic pressure from the coronavirus crisis.

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but not without its flaws.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

Iran plans 'cars-only' rally for annual Quds Day

The New Arab & agencies

Iran plans 'cars-only' rally for annual Quds Day

Iranians have swapped marching in the streets for driving in their vehicles as part of their annual pro-Palestine Quds Day celebration

The New Arab & agencies

Virus-hit Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights

Despite coronavirus fears, Iranians spilled into mosques for prayers after the Islamic Republic reopened them for two hours for Laylat Al-Qadr, ...

Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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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.

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

Elias Jahshan

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

US envoy threatens to hit Iran with UN sanctions

The New Arab & agencies

US envoy threatens to hit Iran with UN sanctions

The US has said it is ready to bring back the crippling arms embargo against Iran as tensions simmer between the two countries.

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