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The new undercover police unit targeting Palestinian communities in Israel is "illegal" and must be disbanded, Adalah says.

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the painfully obvious, writes Malia Bouattia.

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

The New Arab Staff

Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

Iran's foreign ministry said it is time for UK authorities to show they cared about 'their own people and excessive police violence'.

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

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George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking ...

Malia Bouattia

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

Comment: A repressive new policing bill has been postponed, but anger over Covid failures, BLM and the Everard demonstrations points to the coming wave of collective rage, writes Malia Bouattia.

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Floyd murder trial 'defining' chance for justice: UN

The trial of a US police officer facing charges for murdering George Floyd is a crucial and defining opportunity for justice, UN rights ...

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Kremlin critic Navalny says locked up in 'concentration camp'

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny called the penal colony where he is spending his jail time a "real concentration camp"

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 ...

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at least 18 ...

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

Minneapolis reaches $27 million settlement with Floyd family

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Minneapolis reaches $27 million settlement with Floyd family

The figure is the largest pre-trial civil rights settlement in US history, lawyers for George Floyd's family said.

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Siana Bangura

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Comment: It's unsurprising Meghan experienced the racism she did, given Britain's long history of empire, colonialism and capitalism, writes ...

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

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Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq.

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers unpalatable, writes Philippe Marlière.

Marc Owen Jones

Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes ...

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

Florence Massena

Algerian activist Walid Nekiche 'tortured, sexually assaulted by police'

Arrested during a peaceful protest in Alger in November 2019, Walid Nekiche described to local newspaper the abuses he underwent until his ...

Thousands gather in Tunisia in largest protest for years

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Thousands gather in Tunisia in largest protest for years

While protesters are commemorating the 2013 killing of a prominent activist, worsening living conditions and police brutality ...

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good ...

US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

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US, UK vow action after Uighur sexual violence report

The US and UK vowed action after a BBC investigation detailed testimonies of sexual violence against Uighur women in Chinese camps.

US <em>police</em> handcuffed, pepper-sprayed 9-year-old Black girl, footage shows

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US police handcuffed, pepper-sprayed 9-year-old Black girl, footage shows

Police said on Sunday the girl - who has not been named - had been suffering from a serious mental health emergency, reportedly ...

Saudi firms sue former spymaster, allege $3 bn fraud

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Saudi firms sue former spymaster, allege $3 bn fraud

Saudi state-owned companies have sued the country's former intelligence czar in a Canadian court.

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