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Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid opposition to the move in Sudan

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘immoral’ content

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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has lifted a recently imposed ban on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after receiving assurances that ‘immoral’ content would be blocked.

Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme following Al Jazeera investigation

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Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme following Al Jazeera investigation

An Al Jazeera English investigation into a 'golden passport' scheme in Cyprus revealed how the programme was being exploited by officials.

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai police chief nominee for Interpol raises red flags

Comment: Respect for human rights is a founding principle of Interpol. To name an Emirati police chief as its president would be a gross ...

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Akinci to face Erdogan-backed rival in Turkish Cypriot election

Pro-reunification moderate Mustafa Akinci will face Ankara-backed nationalist Ersin Tatar in the race for the Turkish Cypriot presidency, which will likely determine the future of the island

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid Mediterranean tensions

The election in the breakaway TRNC that is recognised only by Ankara.

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

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Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

TikTok has come up against backlash in Pakistan.

US House votes for companies to declare Xinjiang products

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US House votes for companies to declare Xinjiang products

The US House of Representatives has voted to force companies to disclose any products which come from the Xinjiang region of China, amid severe ...

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and ...

Amnesty International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

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Amnesty International slams abuse of refugees in Libya

Amnesty International has urged the EU to reconsider cooperation with Libya, saying that “appalling human rights abuses” were being committed ...

Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

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Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

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Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

A former United Nations official in Iraq has been accused by more than six women of sexual assault.

Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

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Beirut residents determined to save heritage lost to blast

Residents of Beirut are gathering in an effort to rebuild the city.

Sophia Akram

Asylum for Sale: The intersection of capitalism and migration

Book Club: Through essays, artwork, and photographs, this explosive new book documents the global asylum regime as an industry characterised by profit-making activity.

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Outrage in Israel over alleged gang-rape of teenager

A gang rape at a hotel in Israel has struck outrage in the country and internationally.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

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

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

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