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Myanmar security forces fired on protesters demonstrating against the February 1 coup.

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical interests.

More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

The New Arab Staff

More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

Most Syrian refugees suffer from some form of PTSD, a UK charity has revealed in a new grim report.

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya speaker calls for 'representative' government

The head of Libya's parliament called the interim prime minister to form a "representative" government.

Judit Neurink

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

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 ...

Sophia Akram

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in ...

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

Florence Massena

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

Libya's new PM to unveil team of transition

It faces the daunting challenge of addressing the grievances of ordinary Libyans, hit by a dire economic crisis, soaring unemployment, wretched ...

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 ...

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, ...

First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, faces more ...

Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

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Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed laws "being changed in ...

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation and those inside the country fearing further persecution.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi ...

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly ...

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

NATO puts holds on Afghanistan decision, expands in Iraq

NATO said it hadn't made a final decision on its future in Afghanistan, but decided to expand its Iraq mission.

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressed support for Libya in talks with the neighbouring country's interim prime minister.

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to ...

NATO chief urges peace talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

NATO chief urges peace talks

Jens Stoltenberg has called for further peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.

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