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Negotiations are underway between the Suez Canal authorities and the owners of the ship that blocked the passage for a number of days, causing long delays.

Alexei Navalny alleges that prison officials are refusing to give him the Muslim holy book, whose "deep" study was a "self-improvement" goal he set for himself while in prison.

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to <em>court</em>

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling migrants and asylum seekers from Europe's borders.

Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

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Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

A megaship which blocked Egypt's Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been 'seized' on court orders.

Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

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Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank ...

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Pilgrims gather around holy Mecca site as Ramadan begins

Muslims travel to the holy site of Mecca to mark the commencement of Ramadan.

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan's Prince Hamzah spared prosecution despite fresh allegations

Despite fresh allegations and a scathing media rebuke, Prince Hamzah will not face prosecution over an alleged coup in Jordan.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that ...

American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

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American activist, ex-justice official Ramsey Clark dies at 93

Ramsey Clark, described as a defender of 'Palestinian and human rights' and an opponent of US wars with Iraq, died aged 93 on Saturday.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

Hamas says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

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Hamas says Israel’s snub of ICC 'no surprise’

Basim Naem has said that Israel’s dismissal of the ICC probe is no surprise, but also expressed hope.

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Video shows Israeli police beating lawmaker at protest

A video has surfaced of Israeli police attacking an Israeli lawmaker at a protest against evictions in east Jerusalem.

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Biden to form commission on Supreme Court reform: W.House

The commission's creation comes six months after the highly controversial confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme ...

The New Arab Staff

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel's ICC rebuttal 'admission of war crimes': rights group

Euro-Med Monitor called on the ICC to initiate investigations and not to yield to any political pressures or allow the parties involved to evade ...

Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

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Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Muslim rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Muslim Advocates claimed Facebook has breached a local consumer-protection law by failing to remove content that breached its own moderation ...

Jordan denies former royal <em>court</em> chief left country

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Jordan denies former royal court chief left country

Jordanian state news agency Petra confirmed Bassem Awadallah remains in custody, dismissing rumours that the former head of the royal ...

Netanyahu's office declares Israel will not cooperate with ICC

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Netanyahu's office declares Israel will not cooperate with ICC

The day before a key deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said Tel-Aviv would not be cooperating with the ICC's war ...

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

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