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This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

After a UN panel stated Canada has been fuelling the conflict in Yemen, a coalition of Canadian organisations urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

Diana Alghoul

UK's Trade Union Congress describes Israeli practices as 'apartheid'

The UK's Trade Union Congress has described Israel as participating in 'apartheid practices' and has urged for a just solution.

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both ...

Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

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Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

An employee of Israeli company Cellebrite flew to Riyadh last year in order to hack into a Samsung phone at the request of the Saudi prosecutor, ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni might help explain why, writes Eva Thiebaud.

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China hails Xinjiang 'jobs success' as condemnation mounts

Beijing claims to have improved life in the northwestern region but human rights groups and Western countries say at least a ...

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudan's democratic transition still at risk of counter-revolutionary meddling

Comment: The reforms enacted in Sudan do not represent the immediate demands of protesters, and instead signal interference of UAE as a ...

The New Arab Staff

HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

The rights watchdog said funds shouldbe disbursed directly to those in need and to organisations able to distribute aid immediately and ...

Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

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Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

Amnesty International is calling on Jordan to stop transferring Syrian refugees to a desert region of Syria.

UAE-linked weapons company wins German government contract

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE-linked weapons company wins German government contract

A UAE-linked weapons manufacturing company has landed a lucrative German defence ministry contract.

UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

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Saudi Arabia 'holding 16,000 Ethiopian migrants' in detention facility

Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia allege they have been beaten and mistreated in Saudi prisons.

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UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while their applications are being processed

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Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's episode ...

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Palestine-BDS: White House photo-op won't lead to peace

Amid Palestinian protests, the BDS campaign called the UAE-Israel agreement a 'cynical deal by corrupt, fanatic Israeli, Emirati, Bahraini and ...

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HRW urges Israel to release body of murdered Palestinian

Israeli authorities are still holding the body of Ahmed Erekat, a young Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli border guards as he drove to his ...

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

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Israeli military holds exercises in residential Palestinian areas

The Israeli army has been using heavy machinery on agricultural land and near residential areas in the northern Jordan Valley, posing dangers to ...

Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

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Syria drone strike kills top Tunisian jihadist

A drone strike believed to have been carried out by the United States in northwestern Syria.

US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

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US blocks Chinese products from Uighur 'forced labour'

The US announced it would block a range of Chinese products made by "forced labour" in the Xinjiang region.

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

Interference by the government and Houthi rebels has hampered the delivery of aid in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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