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The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

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Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the teachers ...

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

The New Arab Staff

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to ...

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

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Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

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Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Bashir, 76, who is already behind bars for corruption, could face the death penalty.

China slams Britain's comments on Uighurs as 'slander'

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China slams Britain's comments on Uighurs as 'slander'

Exiled Uighurs this month called for the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate China for genocide and crimes against ...

Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

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Sudan drops death penalty, flogging for gay sex

Activists praised Sudan's decision to lift the death penalty for gay sex 'as first step', but warned that queer people could still jailed under ...

Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

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Iran must quash death sentences against protesters: UN experts

A group of UN experts urged Iran not to execute three men whose death sentences sparked widespread outrage.

Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

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Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

It is believed the ICC will regard the list of names as state admission of the officials' complicity in the alleged crimes.

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Court rules that Saudi woman living alone 'not punishable'

Saudi Arabia still has strict laws restricting women's freedoms.

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Thousands protest in Jerusalem against Israel's 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday faced thousands of protesters outside his home in Jerusalem, the latest demonstration against the ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudan repeals death penalty for apostasy, allows alcohol

A ban on Female Genital Mutilation [FGM], repealing the death penalty for apostasy and allowing the drinking of alcohol are among a set of ...

Joe Stork

Bahrain's torture-tainted courts

Comment: Disregarding credible evidence of torture, and laws against forced confession shows the criminal malfeasance of Bahrain's ...

Sudan ratifies <em>law</em> criminalising female genital mutilation

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Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law ...

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Netanyahu lawyer quits Israel PM denied defence funding

One of the Israeli premier's defence lawyers has quit, reportedly after Netanyahu was denied permission to receive private funding for his legal ...

Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

The New Arab Staff

Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

Hundreds of demonstrators have been gathered in Nertiti, Central Darfur, calling for an end to violence by 'state sanctioned' armed groups.

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The New Arab Staff

Exiled Uighurs bring first-ever ICC claim against China

The evidence submitted includes torture, being forced to eat pork and drink alcohol, and birth control for Uyghur women.

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

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