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The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data collected will be used in service of authoritarianism

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling US 'system of oppression'

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Ilhan Omar calls for dismantling US 'system of oppression'

Muslim Minnesota Congresswoman Illham Omar delivered a powerful speech about racism in the US.

Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

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Muslim group threatened 'on day of Christchurch attack'

A Muslim women's council told a closed-door inquiry they were warned of a threat against mosques on the day of the Christchurch attack but were ...

Meet Afghanistan's female deputy chief of <em>police</em>

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Meet Afghanistan's female deputy chief of police

The New Arab's Arabic-language site meets Zala Zazai, a deputy chief defying cultural norms in Afghanistan’s remote Khost province.

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Sudan fires Darfur officials as anti-militia sit-in continues

Hundreds of demonstrators have been gathered in Nertiti, Central Darfur, calling for an end to violence by 'state sanctioned' armed groups.

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

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Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

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Morocco arrests journalist over 'drunk' argument after spying claims

Omar Radi, who Amnesty had previously warned was targeted by Israeli spyware but accused by authorities of being a 'foreign spy', was arrested ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

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Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

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

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Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

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Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed ...

UAE <em>police</em> warn 'gangs luring, robbing dating app users'

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UAE police warn 'gangs luring, robbing dating app users'

After dozens of alleged gang members were arrested in Dubai, the police are warning dating app users to be cautious of tactics deployed ...

Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

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Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

Algeria has buried the skulls of 24 resistance fighters shot and decapitated by French troops in the colonial era after they were repatriated ...

Over 150 killed in violent protests in Ethiopia

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Over 150 killed in violent protests in Ethiopia

At least 166 people have been killed in violent protests which followed the murder of Hachalu Hundessa, a singer from Ethiopia’s marginalised ...

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Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past: president

Algeria wants France to apologise for its colonial past, the North African country's president has said.

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US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

The US highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban

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Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven have been injured at a Mogadishu port bombing.

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French jihadist gets 30 years for Syria crimes

The presiding judge said he wanted to give him "a glimmer of hope", even though he could have been sentenced to life on being convicted of all ...

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

Since late 2018, Italian prosecutors have called for Egypt to hand over five intelligence and police service officials or to at least ...

Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

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Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

Tyler Vilus, 30, is facing charges of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of Islamic State fighters and "aggravated murder" between ...

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

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

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

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