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The site is the second largest oil field in the world, and the production wasn't impacted.

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Xavier Palacios

The Cyprus conflict in a polarised Eastern Mediterranean

Analysis: The failure of peace talks has shown yet again how regional polarisation has become one more layer in the complex task of resolving the frozen conflict in Cyprus.

UK seeks tougher treason laws for IS returnees

The New Arab Staff

UK seeks tougher treason laws for IS returnees

UK lawmakers argue that current laws mean lenient sentences for British citizens who had joined terror groups.

Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

Rights group Reprieve says most British women and children held in northeast Syria are trafficking victims who should be supported by the ...

Delphine Rodrik

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Comment: Even for those refugees evacuated from Libya, many are still living in very dangerous conditions, with long-term uncertainty and isolation taking their toll, writes Delphine Rodrik.

The New Arab Staff

18,000 refugee children missing in Europe since 2018: report

Tens of thousands of migrant children have gone missing in Europe in just two years, a cross-border journalism collective has revealed.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, settlements: report

The general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation said an independent Palestinian state is required to achieve economic ...

Malia Bouattia

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, ...

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

Philippines Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is leading the inquiry, said the country's own immigration officers seemed to be sending the women ...

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

Popular video sharing app TikTok has been blocked in Pakistan once again over concerns of immoral content.

How Israeli industrial zones exploit Palestinian land and labour

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israeli industrial zones exploit Palestinian land and labour

In-depth: Palestinians working in settlement industrial zones often feel they have no other choice, with the Palestinian economy and labour ...

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

Shaikha Al-Hashem

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite Arab partners, writes Shaikha Al-Hashem.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate maritime demarcation

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries.

The New Arab Staff

Somalia’s opposition postpones protest over election delay

Pressure on the Somali government had been mounting after the failure to hold elections on February 8 due to a disagreement on how to carry out ...

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

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.

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Malia Bouattia

Elbit protest highlights the power of unity in action

Comment: This joint action to protest Elbit sends an important message about the links between fighting colonialism, structural oppression and ...

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco faces questions over factory drownings

At least 28 people died when heavy rain flooded a basement factory in the port city of Tangiers, prompting calls for justice in Morocco.

UN urges Somali leaders to quickly agree on elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN urges Somali leaders to quickly agree on elections

The UN Security Council has urged rival Somali leaders to agree on holding elections ‘quickly’, warning that the country faced an ...

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