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Comment: When victim-blaming wasn't possible, Israel had only empty words to offer the family of murdered, disabled Palestinian, Iyad el-Hallak, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

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US offers $3 million bounty for IS propagandist

The US State Department is offering a multi-million-dollar reward for information on the location of senior IS leader Muhammad Khadir Musa Ramadan, also known as Abu Bakr al-Gharib.

How Iran's Quds Day <em>propaganda</em> pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders ...

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Iran forces killed 220 protesters in two days: Amnesty

Iran's security forces killed over 220 people over the span of two days during protests that shook the country in November 2019, Amnesty International has found.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

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Turkey detains five more pro-Kurdish mayors

Turkey has detained five mayors from the pro-Kurdish HDP party.

The New Arab & agencies

Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

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Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to cooperate with international investigations into the deadly January crash and halt prosecutions against ...

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Muhammad Shehada

Palestinians are next on Saudi Arabia's hit list

Comment: Despite its domestic woes, Saudi Arabia has not let up on its media campaign to manufacture pro-normalisation and anti-Palestinian ...

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

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Jailed Australian-British academic 'has attempted suicide' multiple times

Jailed British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert has "attempted suicide" multiple times in Iranian prison, the spouse of another detainee ...

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UAE's Indian expats frustrated over government repatriation plans

Indian expats in the Gulf country are worried about plans to return them to India, as coronavirus restrictions make travel hard.

James Snell

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and harassment, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

Brooke Anderson

Immigrant doctors in America battle Covid-19 on the frontlines

From New York's most crowded hospitals to those in rural areas, immigrant doctors are on the frontline saving lives as America battles the ...

Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

The New Arab

Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

Saudi Twitter users were left outraged this week after a popular Ramadan drama series 'defended homosexuality'.

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Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

The woman, named as 35-year-old Omaima M., faces a slew of charges including membership of a foreign terror group, human trafficking and crimes ...

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

The New Arab

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

At least 18 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai, authorities said on Sunday.

Iran says Germany to face consequences over Hezbollah ban

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Iran says Germany to face consequences over Hezbollah ban

Iran has accused Germany of bowing to US and Israeli pressure by banning Hezbollah's movement on its soil.

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Ramona Wadi

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under ...

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