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Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the Algerian government has passed two laws endangering the freedoms of the Amazigh people, according to Minority Rights Group International.

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

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US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and torture committed during the 2014 Benghazi offensive.

Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

Eastern Libya's support for the of maritime borders agreement between Greece and Italy is intended to counter Turkish 'ambitions' in the ...

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's oil company says largest oil field shut down

The development comes after militias allied with the UN-government in the Libyan capital, backed by Turkey, gained the upper hand in the fighting last week.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

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Tunisian MP attacks Saudi, UAE for meddling in elections

Tunisian parliamentarian Abdul Latif Al-Alawi slammed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their foreign policy.

The New Arab & agencies

Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which Russia ...

France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The New Arab

France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab Emirates.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

The New Arab

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

The New Arab & agencies

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

The New Arab

'Cut ties, declare war' with UAE: Libyan official urges

A Libyan GNA official is calling on his government to cut ties with the United Arab Emirates and officially consider the country an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Latest assessments found that as a result of the spread of Covid-19, most cities in Libya are facing shortages of basic food items.

The New Arab

Turkey threatens retaliatory attacks on Haftar's forces in Libya

Forces loyal to rogue General Haftar have fired rockets near Turkey's diplomatic residences in Libya and the country's only airport over the ...

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

The New Arab & agencies

ICC working on new Libya arrest warrants, prosecutor confirms

Military commanders allied to Haftar's LNA may face responsibility for crimes committed by their forces during the offensive to take the ...

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Libya's UN-supported government rejects rivals' abrupt ceasefire offer

The New Arab & agencies

Libya's UN-supported government rejects rivals' abrupt ceasefire offer

Rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces abruptly offered a ceasefire after a suffering a series of setbacks.

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

What UAE seeks to gain from the coronavirus crisis

Comment: Abu Dhabi is seeking to bolster its international credentials, and thicken the smokescreen of international impunity under which its ...

Russia 'surprised', US disappointed at Haftar's Libya power grab

The New Arab

Russia 'surprised', US disappointed at Haftar's Libya power grab

After the US stated it 'regrets' Libyan National Army head Khalifa Haftar's claim of a popular mandate to govern Libya, Russia ...

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