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In-depth: Amid political infighting and public mistrust, Palestinians are sceptical as to whether the first national elections in 15 years will be free, fair, or take place at all.

Israel is leading the world in vaccinating its population, but the programme has been snagged by major controversies regarding data sharing and the neglect of Palestinians in the West Bank.

Death of teenage Egyptian footballer triggers '<em>neglect</em>' accusations

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Death of teenage Egyptian footballer triggers 'neglect' accusations

Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Hani Al-Kuri died while playing a match with his football club in Alexandria.

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

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Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

Protesters were angry that Tripoli, the most impoverished city in Lebanon, is unable to cope with the nearly month-long lockdown with little to ...

Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

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Prisoners of conscience suffer in Egypt's 'horrid prisons': Amnesty

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the ...

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy party came to power.

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Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Revolt Against the Sun: When the political is personal

Book Club: Nazik al-Mala'ika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. Revolt Against the Sun presents her key works in ...

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

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Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and ...

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Three killed amid alarming rise in murders among Palestinian-Israelis

Three Palestinian-Israeli relatives have been shot dead in the city of Baqa al-Gharbiyya, bringing the total number of murders in the ...

Ilhan Omar blames Trump for father's Covid death

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Ilhan Omar blames Trump for father's Covid death

American Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has slammed Donald Trump's Covid-19 policies following the death of her father.

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian ...

2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

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2020 'worst year for Palestinian prisoners', official says

Rights groups had warned earlier this year that Israeli prisons were a 'ready environment' for the spread of Covid-19.

Riyadh 'must be consulted' in US, Iran nuclear deal

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Riyadh 'must be consulted' in US, Iran nuclear deal

Joe Biden has signalled he will return the US to a nuclear accord with Iran and that he still backed the 2015 deal negotiated under Obama, from ...

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In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

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WHO registers one-day record in new Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization's coronavirus dashboard on Sunday showed a record daily number of new Covid-19 cases over the weekend.

Malia Bouattia

Pandemic redundancies speak volumes about real state of progress

Comment: Precarious and casualised, women of colour face lower pay, under employment, unfair treatment and discrimination at a time when we need ...

Abed Ayoub and Khaled A. Beydoun

President Biden must reward Arab Americans for their support

Comment: Biden's campaign understood that Arab and Muslim voting blocs are essential for victory, his future administration should govern ...

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

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Israel closes prison after 73 Palestinians infected with coronavirus

Palestinian rights groups accuse Israeli authorities of deliberately neglecting the detainees’ health.

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

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Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Shibam is controlled by the internationally-recognised government, but while it has largely been spared direct conflict, it has not escaped the ...

Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

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Catholic NGO boss accused of racist abuse in Sudan

The former boss of Catholic Relief Service in Sudan was arrested following an altercation in which he called a security guard a 'slave'.

How Arab American voters could swing Michigan against Trump

Brooke Anderson

How Arab American voters could swing Michigan against Trump

In-depth: The Arab American vote could play a crucial role in the battleground state of Michigan, with the community getting ready for close, ...

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