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National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, an Iraqi interior ministry official told AFP.

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the country's socioeconomic divide.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights group presses Haftar to investigate 'war crimes'

Last month, footage posted to social media appeared to show Haftar loyalists carrying out summary executions and desecrating corpses.

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Over 100 arrested after violent UK far-right protest

Protesters clashed with police at a far-right rally to 'defend' monuments in central London.

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

Ankara has attempted to link the Kurdish militant group to the Black Lives Matter protests.

US city bans Israeli military training of police forces

The New Arab Staff

US city bans Israeli military training of police forces

In a win for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in the US, a city in North Carolina has banned the training of its forces by Israel's ...

The New Arab Staff

Minneapolis council pledges to disband police department

The council of Minneapolis, the city where anti-racist protests erupted two weeks ago following the killing of George Floyd, has promised to disband its police department.

The New Arab

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump, racism and America's original sin

Comment: By conflating Black Lives Matter protesters with looters, and nonviolent assembly with domestic terrorism, President Trump has ...

Gazan woman 'killed by father for calling divorced mother'

The New Arab

Gazan woman 'killed by father for calling divorced mother'

A 20-year-old woman in Gaza was fatally beaten by her remarried father after calling her mother to wish her a happy Eid.

The New Arab

Palestinian BDS movement backs #BlackLivesMatter anti-police brutality protests

The largest Palestinian boycott coalition released a statement to announce its resolute solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter protesters ...

Iran hardliner addresses parliament as newly elected speaker

The New Arab

Iran hardliner addresses parliament as newly elected speaker

The former IRGC commander decried what he called authorities’ waning "social capital", due to the departure from the “ideals of the revolution".

Trump: Antifa to be classified as terrorist group

The New Arab & agencies

Trump: Antifa to be classified as terrorist group

Trump said that the US would be classifying the loose-knit Antifa movement as a terrorist group after blaming it for some of the recent spasm of ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by ...

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