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Bahrain is accused of exploiting F1 to "sportswash" its human rights abuses.

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the 'deterioration of human rights in Algeria'

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Mitchell Plitnick

Pompeo’s attack on BDS is assault on free speech

Comment: The only remedy to Pompeo’s assault on the rights of American supporters of Palestinians is to fully open the debate, writes Mitchell ...

French MPs approve contentious security law amid Islamophobia concerns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French MPs approve contentious security law amid Islamophobia concerns

As MPs approved France's new security bill, the country remains engulfed in protest.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo in Turkey for visit with no official talks

Mike Pompeo met with the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox world as talks to arrange a meeting with the Turkish president fell apart.

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo heads to see allies turning page on Trump

With President Donald Trump refusing to concede and making unsubstantiated claims of fraud, Mike Pompeo, one of his most loyal aides, has dug in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi crown prince vows 'iron fist' against extremists

Wednesday's attack in Jeddah left at least two people wounded, including a Greek policeman and a Saudi official.

Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Eli Clifton

Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Comment: The Adelsons might be done with Trump, but they will continue to form the backbone of the GOP's campaign finance apparatus, warns Eli ...

Amnesty urges Tunisia to uphold online <em>freedom</em> of expression

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty urges Tunisia to uphold online freedom of expression

Authorities in Tunisia have been urged to halt their use of "largely outdated, overly broad and repressive laws" to crack down on ...

France FM in Egypt affirms 'deep respect for Islam'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France FM in Egypt affirms 'deep respect for Islam'

Jean-Yves Le Drian met with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and will also meet Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of ...

Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian court reduces jail sentence for journalist

Abdelkrim Zeghileche, head of the web-based Radio-Sarbacane, was sentenced in August to two years in prison for "undermining national unity" and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE jails two over 'fake news' Covid-19 deaths story

Two people, including a journalist, were sentenced to prison in the UAE over a 'fabricated' report on coronavirus deaths.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vienna 'terror attack' leaves three dead

The attacks were carried out in six different locations by "several suspects armed with rifles", the police said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria to vote on a constitution dismissed by protests

Algerians are set to vote on a constitutional referendum the government touts as heralding a 'new republic' that has been rejected by the ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey summons French diplomat over Charlie Hebdo Erdogan cartoon

Turkish authorities have promised to take 'legal and diplomatic' action against the French satirical magazine.

TV reporter goes missing in southern Pakistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

TV reporter goes missing in southern Pakistan

The reporter's abduction may have been related to his work on recent political events.

The New Arab Staff

US considers declaring leading human rights groups 'anti-Semitic'

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan.

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

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