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Wellington's parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing 'grave concern' at rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province, but only after the ruling Labour Party insisted any reference to genocide

Switzerland's number-two diplomat in Iran fell to her death from a residential tower in the north of Tehran.

Heavy flooding from seasonal rain kills 13 in Yemen

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Heavy flooding from seasonal rain kills 13 in Yemen

Two children were among at least 13 people that died due to heavy flooding across several parts of Yemen, officials said.

Remembering a Yemeni-American <em>labour</em> leader on May Day

Brooke Anderson

Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai police arrest attackers after brawl that killed three

Police in Dubai have arrested 10 suspects following a massive knife fight which killed three people.

The New Arab Staff

Nearly 200,000 expats can't access Covid vaccines in Kuwait

Some 190,000 expats in Kuwait do not have access to the coronavirus vaccine, and the kingdom struggles under the weight of the global pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's Johnson under growing pressure after ex-aide's attacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced growing scrutiny Sunday following explosive accusations by his former chief aide Dominic Cummings ...

Emad Moussa

Boris Johnson's ICC opposition puts Israel above the law

Comment: Without the EU or any kind of substantial opposition, Tory pro-Israel policy has been allowed to run wild, and it's the Palestinians ...

UK <em>Labour</em> leader facing criticism for Iftar withdrawal

The New Arab Staff

UK Labour leader facing criticism for Iftar withdrawal

Keir Starmer is being criticised for withdrawing from a Ramadan event because of an organisers support for a boycott of Israeli products.

The New Arab Staff

UK parliament says China is committing genocide against Uighurs

The UK parliament has passed a non-binding motion describing China's human rights abuses against Uighurs as genocide amid mounting international ...

Syrian sailor stranded in Egypt freed after four years

The New Arab Staff

Syrian sailor stranded in Egypt freed after four years

Mohammed Aisha was obliged by an Egyptian court to stay on board the cargo ship MV Aman after it was abandoned by its owners.

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

The New Arab Staff

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

Human Rights Watch has accused China of crimes including torture and sexual violence.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

The New Arab Staff

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

Uighur Muslims are being advertised for labour under military-style management in 'package deals' on Chinese websites, in the latest ...

The New Arab Staff

UK blocks bid to limit prosecution period for soldiers

Former NATO Secretary George Robertson said the bill would have 'undermined some of the most basic legal standards for which this nation was renowned'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel shocked by self-immolation of traumatised ex-soldier

Israeli leaders have expressed shock and consternation over the self-immolation of a former soldier who was suffering as a result of the 2014 ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces arrest nine Palestinians in West Bank raids

Palestinians were detained across the West Bank in raids by occupying Israeli forces.

Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

The New Arab Staff

Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

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