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A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a new court filing.

After Joe Biden was sworn in as its 46th president, the US faces questions on how to approach Jamal Khashoggi's murder blamed on the Saudi government, a key US ally.

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

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.

Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan seeks to block US-based website of minority Ahmadis

Pakistan has demanded that trueislam.com be shut down, claiming that it hosts blasphemous content.

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Togo Mizrahi: The stateless pioneer of Egyptian cinema

Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

The New Arab Staff

UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

Assaf Kaplan reportedly began working as a “social listening and organizing manager” for the Labour Party in December.

Gaia Caramazza

Rohingya student group demands consultation in repatriation talks

“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China possibly committed ‘genocide’ against Xinjiang Muslims, says report

A new report on China commissioned by the US found that the Asian country may have committed genocide against its Uighur Muslim population.

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

The New Arab Staff

Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

The New Arab Staff

Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the far-right AfD ...

Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a UK court ruling over whether he should be extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

Sofia Nitti

Iraqi Christians face an uphill battle for survival

In-depth: There are hopes that Pope Francis' historic visit could be a turning point for Iraqi Christians, a community ravaged by war and ...

The New Arab Staff

Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

Uighur activists have sounded the alarm that members of the community in Turkey could be forcibly returned to China, where they face risk of torture or worse.

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt bans New Year celebrations to curb virus cases

With cases rising in the country, Egypt has announced that all New Year celebrations are to be cancelled as a precautionary measure.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

The New Arab Staff

ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

Lawyers have reportedly been briefed that the ICC will decide there is still not enough evidence for a full-scale investigation.

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

The New Arab Staff

Uighur men detained in Saudi risk deportation, torture: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the status of Hemdullah Abduweli, a 52 year-old Muslim scholar, ...

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

The New Arab Staff

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

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