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Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his power and reach.

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate ...

US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

Gaia Caramazza

Palestinian-American politician compares BLM protests to occupied West Bank

“I never thought I'd wake up and see the state capitol I write laws in look like the West Bank under occupation.”

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Iran arrests founder of student charity, 2 aides

Iranian hard-liners have criticised the charity, the Imam Ali’s Popular Students Relief Society, accusing it of misusing the organisation for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty ...

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Iran urges everyone to wear masks amid coronavirus surge

The Iranian health ministry has urged all people to wear masks in public as the number of coronavirus cases increases.

Turkey passes controversial bill granting increased <em>powers</em> to 'nightwatchmen'

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Turkey passes controversial bill granting increased powers to 'nightwatchmen'

A new law granting 'nightwatchmen', who patrol neighbourhoods to report crimes and disturbances, almost the same powers as ...

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Aadam Muuse

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Comment: George Floyd's death has brought a window for change. Now is the time to listen to the activists who’ve been laying the groundwork for ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran launches 'corona police' force to enforce lockdown as health minister says "one in five" may have been ...

Iran launches 'Corona <em>Police</em>' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

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Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

A police force designed to keep citizens off the streets in Iran's 'red zone' - Abadan City - has been launched, as the Covid-19 toll ...

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India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign ministry said late Sunday, allegations its nuclear-armed rival called "baseless".

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Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac ...

Judit Neurink

Bankrupt Kurdistan is no longer 'the other Iraq'

Comment: The Kurdistan region of Iraq has hit rock bottom. What was once a promising 'other Iraq' is now a politically and financially bankrupt ...

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

BAME people fined more under UK coronavirus laws

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BAME people fined more under UK coronavirus laws

BAME people in England received 22 percent of the coronavirus lockdown fines despite making up only 15.5 percent of the population.

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

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British far-right leader leader found guilty of terror offence

Paul Golding was charged at Heathrow in October, after refusing to give police access to his iPhone and Apple computer following a trip ...

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

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Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

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