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Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

Iran lets some Tehran businesses reopen following virus lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

Iran lets some Tehran businesses reopen following virus lockdown

Iran was slow to respond to the pandemic and held off on imposing widespread restrictions even after other countries in the region with fewer ...

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

Gaia Caramazza

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

#IWD2020: From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, women in the Middle East are fighting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

Hajer Mansoor, 51, her son and nephew were sentenced to prison in October 2017 after being accused of planting a fake bomb in a district south of the capital Manama.

Khalil E. Jahshan

Arab vote in Israel seeks to protect Palestinian identity

Opinion: With their exclusion declared a founding principle of the state, Palestinian citizens of Israel will now vote to protect their identity ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq fails to form new government prolonging crisis

Iraq's parliament fails to approve a new government with lawmakers boycotting a vote of confidence.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq PM-designate renounces British nationality ahead of parliament vote

Iraq's prime minister designate Mohammad Allawi is seeking to renounce his British citizenship ahead of a crucial vote of confidence.

Why we need to talk about othering and belonging

Zarqa Parvez

Why we need to talk about othering and belonging

Comment: It's high time we abandoned the 'us' and 'them' paradigm in favour of a more inclusive approach, writes Zarqa Parvez.

Fahad Ansari

Knee-jerk counter-terror bill won't make the UK any safer

Comment: It's high time the government took a step back, and adopted a more reflective approach to counter-terrorism, writes Fahad Ansari.

For the UK's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is conditional

Aniqah Choudhri

For the UK's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is conditional

Comment: The Shamima Begum ruling suggests that for Britain's ethnic minorities, our citizenship is not as 'valid' as ethnically white Britons, ...

Dutch court throws out case over Israeli Gaza strike

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch court throws out case over Israeli Gaza strike

A Dutch court has said it can not hear a case against Benny Gantz lodged by a Dutch-Palestinian man whose six relatives were killed in Gaza's ...

Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

The New Arab

Saudi woman allegedly murdered by her own brother

A woman, identified as Nada Al-Qahtani, was allegedly shot by her brother while travelling on a bus to university in the Eastern Province of ...

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the ...

Olivier Da Lage

Why Modi's plan against Muslims is coming unstuck

Comment: India's Muslims have begun mobilising against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law, writes Olivier Da Lage.

The New Arab & agencies

Indian police open fire, as millions go on strike

India was at a standstill on Wednesday as millions across the country participated in a mass strike against the government's economic policies.

The New Arab & agencies

Giant new rallies slam Indian government's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Some 30,000 marched in the city of Bangalore, more than 20,000 in Siliguri and thousands in Chennai, while big rallies were also held in New ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ghosn flees Japan, accused Tokyo of holding him 'hostage'

Disgraced former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn returned to Lebanon and accused Tokyo of holding him 'hostage' over financial misconduct ...

Michigan synagogue member sues anti-Israel protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Michigan synagogue member sues anti-Israel protesters

Anti-Israel protesters are being sued by a member of a Michigan synagogue for 'harassing' worshippers.

The New Arab

Two killed in India protest over citizenship bill

Police shot and killed two protesters as thousands protested against legislation that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from ...

Trump signs order classing Judaism as a <em>nationality</em>

The New Arab

Trump signs order classing Judaism as a nationality

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday extending protections against discrimination to those facing anti-Semitism on ...

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

James Snell

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and ...

Israel loves US handouts, but hates US criticism

Josh Ruebner

Israel loves US handouts, but hates US criticism

Comment: Israel is seeking to prevent US citizens like Shakir from witnessing and documenting its oppression of Palestinians, writes Josh ...

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