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Abderrazaq Khatoun is 83 years old and raising 11 orphaned grandchildren whose parents were lost during the conflict

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises questions over freedom of speech, writes Jillian C. York.

Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

The New Arab Staff

Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

Twitter blocks accounts over India farm <em>protests</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter blocks accounts over India farm protests

The suspensions, which included the accounts of a news magazine and farmer activists, were slammed by a global media watchdog as a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian farmers scrap march on parliament after riots

Indian farmer unions have scrapped upcoming marches on parliament against new agricultural laws after violent protests in New Delhi left one person dead and almost 400 police injured

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Farmers storm India's Red Fort in challenge to Modi

Tens of thousands of Indian farmers broke stormed the New Delhi's historic Red Fort, in their most significant challenge yet to Narendra Modi's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

The New Arab

Sisi faces backlash over breakdown of dam negotiations

Social media users took to Twitter to express their frustrations with Egyptian President Sisi following the failure of negotiations with ...

Muted celebrations for Sudan's first post-Bashir Eid

The New Arab & agencies

Muted celebrations for Sudan's first post-Bashir Eid

Months of bloody anti-regime protests created a historic opportunity for civilian rule in Sudan but also saw prices soar, putting a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli farmers to file 'war crimes' complaint against Hamas

Israeli farmers accuse Hamas leaders of issuing "orders" to Palestinians to deliberately set fire to fields in southern Israel.

Iraq's <em>protests</em> are about more than corrupt elites

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

In-depth: Militant groups are proving attractive even to middle classes, as India intensifies its crackdown in Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef ...

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

The New Arab

Sudan fuel shortage hikes black market prices

Reports on Saturday said black market fuel prices surged in Khartoum and other Sudanese towns forcing residents to queue for hours outside gas ...

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

The latest erupted at the start of April, when Indian troops gunned down 13 armed fighters, as calls for ending Indian rule in occupied Kashmir ...

The New Arab

Palestinian death toll rises as Israel shoots at demonstrators

Israel has retaliated to mass protests on the Gaza border with gunfire and tear gas.

The New Arab & agencies

Second Palestinian killed as Israeli troops fire at protesters

A Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire, the second death as Gazans launch protests on the border.

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire as Gaza protests begin

Israeli shelling killed a Palestinian farmer in Gaza early on Friday, just hours before the launch of mass protests along the ...

Mohammed Moussa

Palestinian Land Day resistance comes at critical time

In-depth: This year's marches are planned to spark a new movement, reports Mohammed Moussa.

How 'Port of Mokha' reclaimed coffee for Yemen's farmers

Sana Uqba

How 'Port of Mokha' reclaimed coffee for Yemen's farmers

At just 24-years-old and without much knowledge on coffee, Yemeni-American Mokhtar al-Khanshali risked his life to empower coffee farmers in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

Water scarcity has long been a problem for Tunisia, but in recent years the challenge has been exacerbated by growing urbanisation and ...

Egypt's justice minister: bin-men should know their place

Alex Wright

Egypt's justice minister: bin-men should know their place

Blog: Egyptians slam Mahfouz Saber's statement that the children of rubbish collectors should never aspire to be judges, and courts should be ...

Punitive Gaza buffer zone only sows tension

Rami Almeghari

Punitive Gaza buffer zone only sows tension

Feature: The buffer zone Israel has decreed around Gaza’s perimeter leaves some of Gaza’s most fertile land off-limits to farmers. Already at ...

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