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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly sectarian violence.

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

Villagers say India targets civilians in Pakistan Kashmir

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Villagers say India targets civilians in Pakistan Kashmir

Villagers say most people who live along the Line of Control have lost close relatives because of Indian firing in recent decades.

Indian-administered Kashmir locks down as coronavirus cases surge

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian-administered Kashmir locks down as coronavirus cases surge

The lockdown in Kashmir comes just ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival and the first anniversary of the controversial stripping of the ...

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear <em>demographic</em> <em>change</em> under domicile law

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new investigation has revealed.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

Aakash Hassan

What India and China's border face-off means for Kashmir

India and China's deadliest clash in decades could have serious geopolitical implications.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

Trump is using coronavirus to push anti-immigrant election agenda

Sahar F. Aziz

Trump is using coronavirus to push anti-immigrant election agenda

Comment: Trump is using his administration's coronavirus response to ram through his anti-immigrant election platform, writes Sahar Aziz.

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority ...

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The New Arab & agencies

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The UN has warned violence against women and girls is a "silent emergency" in the country, with incidents spanning groping on public transport ...

Super Tuesday's Sanders-Biden fight will shape the Democratic race

The New Arab & agencies

Super Tuesday's Sanders-Biden fight will shape the Democratic race

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the top contenders for the Super Tuesday states which offer a trove of 1,344 new delegates.

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

In-depth: Trump's visit to India is billed as historic, but it's likely more about optics and theatre for domestic consumption rather than grand ...

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear what comes ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab nation to head G20

Despite concerns by international rights groups, Saudi Arabia on Sunday became the first Arab nation to head the G20.

Emile Nakhleh

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Turkey has agreed to halt military operations against the Kurdish YPG, having captured a new stretch of Syrian territory.

Nizar Hassan

Lebanon burns with hope and fury

Comment: A week of wildfires and angry protest has brought out the very worst in Lebanese politics, and the very best in its people, writes ...

Deadly gun violence epidemic plagues Palestinian communities in Israel

Charlie Hoyle

Deadly gun violence epidemic plagues Palestinian communities in Israel

Palestinians say the violence reflects decades of institutional discrimination and social exclusion, with deliberate police neglect and ...

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Civilians in northeast Syria wary of Turkey-US deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Vice President Mike Pence announced a five-day pause in fighting but the deal is met with ...

Syria’s Kurds agree to ceasefire withdrawal in some areas

The New Arab & agencies

Syria’s Kurds agree to ceasefire withdrawal in some areas

A Kurdish military leader has confirmed the SDF will abide by Thursday’s ceasefire deal, withdrawing from territory between Ras al-Ain to Tal ...

Turkey, the Kurds and the <em>demographic</em> re-engineering of Syria

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian ...

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

Florence Dixon

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

As services and opportunities decline, corruption in Iraq has soared along with the summer temperatures, prompting Iraqis to risk their lives ...

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