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Critics say the move could limit the independence of lawyers and reduce the professional associations’ clout.

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

The New Arab Staff

Turkey controversial bar association law moves ahead despite criticism

Turkey's reform of bar associations has been decried as an attempt to divide the legal profession along political lines, but the governmet says it allows for more pluralism and democratisation.

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words 'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for ...

Racism is a weed

Aabye-Gayle D. Francis-Favilla

Racism is a weed

Comment: It's not enough to not be racist. Our job is to speak out against bias and discrimination wherever we see it, writes Aabye-Gayle D. ...

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

Narjas Zatat

Harper’s Bazaar US appoints black-Arab woman for top post

Harper's Bazaar US just appointed its first black Arab EIC in the form of Samira Nasr, a Canadian with Lebanese and Trinidadian roots.

The New Arab Staff

Backlash after man appointed as Israeli women’s committee head

Women in Israel voiced their outrage at the appointment of the only male member of the parliamentary group tackling gender equality as its lead.

The New Arab Staff

China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

Detainees are forced to pick from a list of crimes including praying, wearing a headscarf, and traveling abroad, a new report has said.

UN urges $2.4 billion for Yemen war, Covid-19 relief

The New Arab & agencies

UN urges $2.4 billion for Yemen war, Covid-19 relief

The UN has urged for billions in aid to help Yemen cope with the war and coronavirus.

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.

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

Keira Dignan

Fighting to protect refugees in Europe amid Covid-19

New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for ...

Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new government.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to intense pride for his cultural heritage.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state ...

Sudan appoints first ambassador to US in decades

The New Arab

Sudan appoints first ambassador to US in decades

Khartoum has appointed veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati as its first ambassador to Washington in 23 years.

The New Arab

UK Muslims criticise Trevor Phillips' appointment in coronavirus investigation

The Muslim Council of Britain has said the selection of Phillips, who is under investigation for Islamophobic comments, is 'insensitive' and ...

Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The New Arab & agencies

Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday declared self-governance in the south after electricity was cut from Aden four days following ...

SpongeBob surprises Muslims with Ramadan message

The New Arab

SpongeBob surprises Muslims with Ramadan message

From the depths of the Pacific Ocean, SpongeBob had a special message for those beginning the fasting month.

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Islamic State is making a comeback

The forces of the Islamic State are once more on the march.

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