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Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts believes it's time for a shift for appropriate representation.

Biden delays plan for expansion of refugee admissions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden delays plan for expansion of refugee admissions

The Biden administration has announced that it will not expanded the refugee admissions programme as was expected and promised.

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 ...

Refugee families urge Biden to keep admissions promise

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Refugee families urge Biden to keep admissions promise

The Biden administration is being called on to live up to the guarantees it made to the families of refugees and boost admissions.

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

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Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in ...

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, ...

Al-Shabaab wants attacks on US, French interests in Djibouti

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Al-Shabaab wants attacks on US, French interests in Djibouti

Leader of jihadist group Al-Shabaab Abou Obaida Ahmad Omar has called for "attacks" against French and American interests in Djibouti a few ...

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Annelle Sheline

Saudi ceasefire proposal clearly designed to appease the US

Comment: If the Saudis and US are actually dedicated to ending the war, they should put aside ceasefire theatrics and start by lifting the ...

UK local council changes names in solidarity with Uighurs

The New Arab Staff

UK local council changes names in solidarity with Uighurs

The local council of the London area of Tower Hamlets will change names of roads and buildings in solidarity with Uighur Muslims and other ...

UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

The New Arab Staff

UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

On the 10th anniversary of Bahrain's crackdown on Arab Spring protests, UK MPs say the British government must pressure Bahrain to stop ...

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

The New Arab Staff

EU Parliament calls for Bahrain to halt prisoner executions

The draft resolution calls for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience, including 26 death row prisoners facing imminent execution.

The New Arab Staff

US to address Uighur genocide in talks with China

The meeting in Alaska next week will be the first between Chinese and US officials under the Biden administration

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar said the country's military is likely committing "crimes against humanity" with full knowledge of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Supporters concerned over jailed Morocco historian's health

Supporters of jailed Moroccan historian Maati Monjib expressed concern over his health after he launched a hunger strike.

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan historian Monjib launches hunger strike

The 60-year-old Maati Monjib launched a hunger strike on Thursday, a statement by his supporters confirmed.

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

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Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

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