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In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

Amid the scandal, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked the environment minister, Mustapha Aroui, while twelve were taken into custody.

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.

Riyadh introduces $8 million fine, jail for environmental damage

The New Arab Staff

Riyadh introduces $8 million fine, jail for environmental damage

Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution announced the tough new measures amid the kingdom's 'Let's Make it Green' environmental drive.

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from Israeli occupation have failed to materialize.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian activist in ‘knee-on-neck’ incident arrested by Israeli forces

Khairi Hanoun, a Palestinian activist who was the victim of an incident earlier this month where an Israeli soldier placed a knee on his neck, ...

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Dalal Yassine

Recycling Failure: Normalisation, annexation, and Oslo Accords at 27

Comment: Twenty seven years later, the true legacy of the Oslo Accords has been Palestinian division, entrenched occupation and annexation, and ...

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

Through recycling initiatives, volunteers, NGOs and entrepreneurs hope to salvage at least part of the tonnes of glass littering the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

Pre-trial detention can last up to two years under Egyptian law, but the period is often extended after new charges are introduced.

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

India and China play political football with Muslims

CJ Werleman

India and China play political football with Muslims

Comment: Both Beijing and New Delhi are seeking to smear each other's reputation by pointing to their respective mistreatment of Muslims, writes ...

Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

The New Arab

Iran FM flips the script on US over protests

Tehran's top diplomat altered a State Department statement on protests in Iran to berate the US over the killing of George Floyd and protests ...

UK 'Islamists' get more jail time than far-right extremists

The New Arab

UK 'Islamists' get more jail time than far-right extremists

A new report by a London-based think tank found that Muslim terrorists spend more time behind bars than right-wing extremists.

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses a big risk to the environment.

The New Arab

Israel's environment minister calls green activists 'ignorant charlatans'

Speaking at an environmental conference in Tel Aviv, Israel's environment minister accused climate change activists of trying to mislead the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting in Cairo for talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam project, which Egypt fears could ...

James J. Zogby

Netanyahu's real crimes

Comment: The crimes Netayahu has been indicted for pale in significance when compared to what he has done to the Palestinian people, writes ...

Prince William visits Kuwait ahead of four-day Gulf tour

The New Arab

Prince William visits Kuwait ahead of four-day Gulf tour

His visit will comprise of trips to the capital cities, Kuwait City and Muscat, as well as exploring both nations’ natural landscapes learn ...

Carmen Geha

Nobody knows Lebanon's problems better than its women

Comment: Lebanon's women have been able to participate, lead, and shine because this uprising challenges the very pillars that govern our lives, ...

In photos: Lebanese roll up sleeves to clean streets

The New Arab & agencies

In photos: Lebanese roll up sleeves to clean streets

Lebanese of all religious sects have come out onto the streets not just to protest against the government, but also to clean them after the ...

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

Scott Preston

As Lebanon's trash crisis returns, EU opposes funding incinerators

The European Union has said it does not support Beirut's incineration solutions to its growing garbage crisis, due in part to alleged corruption ...

Only Morsi was capable of bringing peace to Gaza

Muhammad Shehada

Only Morsi was capable of bringing peace to Gaza

Comment: The single year in which Morsi was Egypt's president remains perhaps the best that Gaza ever experienced since the Israeli blockade in ...

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