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Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas around Damascus where they could face torture and detention.

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

Malia Bouattia

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

Comment: This Ramadan, let's address issues close to home, such as supporting victims of racist policies and policing, writes Malia Bouattia.

International community 'blinded to reality': HRW Palestine, Israel director

The New Arab Staff

International community 'blinded to reality': HRW Palestine, Israel director

A recent Human Rights Watch report has concluded that Israel is committing apartheid, persecution, crimes against humanity, against the ...

Turkey summons US Ambassador over genocide announcement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons US Ambassador over genocide announcement

Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal met with the US ambassador in Ankara David Satterfield.

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Protest in Denmark against plan to repatriate Syrians

Around 1,000 people protested outside the Danish parliament against the government's decision to revoke residence permits for Syrian refugee

The New Arab Staff

HRW slams Denmark's 'flawed' plan to deport Syrian refugees

The rights watchdog has warned that Denmark's decisions could 'lead a worrying trend in European refugee policy'.

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International ...

The New Arab Staff

Danish far-right tells refugees to go to 'sunny Syria'

The poster campaign by the extreme-right group Generation Identity comes as Denmark threatens to deport dozens of refugees to Syria.

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

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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

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Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, ...

Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

The New Arab Staff

Saudis can now get insurance cover for 'runaway maids'

Saudi Arabia will announce an insurance scheme to compensate people if their domestic workers decide to leave their employers.

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

EU commissioner Ylva Johansson and Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi are meeting with local officials on the Greek islands of Samos and ...

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is surviving by violating its own laws.

Aniqah Choudhri

A grim warning for every ethnic minority in Britain

Comment: It's now not just the government that has undermined the certainty of our citizenship, but the justice system too, writes Aniqah ...

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India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

Jessica Buxbaum

The Palestinian women fighting Israel's family separation law

Trapped by Israeli checkpoints and border walls, thousands of unregistered Palestinians in the occupied West Bank feel doubly imprisoned as ...

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

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Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

The New Arab Staff

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are safe.

Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

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Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The New Arab Staff

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Uighur protesters in Turkey demand information about family members

Dozens of Uighurs have protested at the Chinese consulate in Istanbul to demand information about relatives held in detention camps by the ...

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