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Police seized computers as part of the investigation into an Al Jazeera documentary about migrants in Malaysia.

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in <em>lockdown</em> London

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's ...

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Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

The Coptic Orthodox Church said in a statement that it would receive the faithful in its churches with restrictions that include social distancing and wearing masks.

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UK seeks 'tougher action' from France on Channel migrants

The UK immigration compliance minister said the number of small boat crossings from France was 'unacceptably high', as asylum seekers attempt to ...

The New Arab Staff

British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

Contentious budget vote could push Israel towards elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Contentious budget vote could push Israel towards elections

Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to be angling for a conflict that will trigger a November election to try and preempt what could be a ruling ...

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase ...

Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon reimposes coronavirus restrictions after surge in infections

Lebanon reimposed Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks as the country experiences a surge in cases.

Lebanon's Hezbollah denies involvement in Israel border clash

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon's Hezbollah denies involvement in Israel border clash

Clashes along the Israel-Lebanon border on Monday did not involve Hezbollah fighters, the Lebanese Shia group said.

The New Arab Staff

UN mission urges 'maximum restraint' after Lebanon-Israel border clashes

As tensions eased along the Israel-Lebanon border on Monday, the United Nations' peacekeeping force urged maximum restraint.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli military 'in combat' with Hezbollah on Lebanon border

Tensions have been on the rise after Israel killed a Hezbollah fighter in Syria last week.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

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Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

Authorities confirmed a group of Rohingya migrants that were feared to be dead were found alive on an island in Malaysia.

Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

Thousands have been taking to the streets several times a week to protest the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for a rise ...

Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

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Qatar sends field hospitals to treat Iraq's coronavirus patients

Qatar has sent two field hospitals, including medical supplies and 250 beds, to help Iraq in its ongoing battle with Covid-19.

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese official confirmed positive Covid-19 during French FM meeting

The head of the Lebanese foreign minister's office was shocked to receive untimely news of a positive Covid-19 result during a meeting with the ...

Rights groups urge Palestinian Authority to free protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Rights groups urge Palestinian Authority to free protesters

10 of the 19 peaceful protesters arrested on Sunday remain in detention, which a court has now extended for 15 days, according to Amnesty ...

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