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Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, and his friend, Nurmemet Rozi.

UK's <em>Labour</em> denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

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UK's Labour denies parliamentary whip to Corbyn

The British Labour party has refused to re-admit his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn to its parliamentary ranks.

G20 host Saudi under fire over human <em>rights</em>

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G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

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Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic ...

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Pompeo urges Indonesians to oppose China's Uighur persecution

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Indonesian Muslim groups not to be swayed by China on the Uighur issue.

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

Jeremy Corbyn suspended from <em>Labour</em> Party following anti-semitism probe

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party following anti-semitism probe

The veteran leftwinger has said he will challenge the 'political intervention' against him.

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China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

UK's <em>Labour</em> broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

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UK's Labour broke law under left-wing leader: anti-Semitism report

The long-awaited report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found damning instances where Corbyn's former leadership team ...

<em>Rights</em> groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

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Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

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Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

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

Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

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Kazakhs despair for relatives missing in Xinjiang

Hundreds of Kazakhs have been detained by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang.

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Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

Zaina Ujayli

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah says maritime border talks not 'normalisation' with Israel

Hezbollah has said that maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel due to take place next week have ‘absolutely nothing to do with any ...

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

Sarah Khalil

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over ...

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

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Arab countries arrested, deported exiled Uighurs to China: report

A number of Muslim-led Middle Eastern countries have arrested exiled Uighur Muslims and deported them to China in collaboration with Beijing, ...

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 ...

How <em>Labour</em> under Starmer lost BAME voters like me

Aleesha Khaliq

How Labour under Starmer lost BAME voters like me

Comment: Labour's repeated dismissal of issues which affect minorities shows that their 'progressive patriotism' approach isn't aimed at us, ...

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