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Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the fringe: far-right racists, writes Taj Ali.

A cemetery in northern Iran has provoked upset after covering the gravestone images of women with paint.

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Rabyaah Althaibani

Voter suppression and intimidation are Arab American issues

Comment: Seen as 'problem voters' by some political groups, Arab Americans have long been subject to an array of suppression and intimidation strategies at the polls, writes Rabyaah Althaibani.

Egypt condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, calls for ban

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Egypt condemns Prophet Muhammad cartoons, calls for ban

President Sisi and Al-Azhar have both condemned the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

French government shuts down major Muslim charity

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French government shuts down major Muslim charity

French authorities have shut down the Muslim charity BarakaCity, which operates in 26 countries, with Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin accused ...

Alessandra Bajec

Palestine's olive harvest marred by rising Israeli settler violence

In-depth: Attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians often intensify during the crucial olive harvest season.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

The New Arab Staff

'EU fighting coronavirus with Chinese thermal cameras oppressing Uighurs'

Thermal cameras manufactured by Hikvision, a firm blacklisted by the US for alleged links to Chinese Uighur surveillance, are reportedly being ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties between the two countries are normalised.

Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

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Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

Azerbaijan accused Armenia of conducting a deadly missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Alainna Liloia

Saudi women's empowerment summit is an empty PR stunt

Comment: Women's empowerment in Saudi Arabia will remain a sham initiative as long as the activists campaigning for such rights remain ...

This Arab American, woman, scientist is voting for respect

Sarafina El-Badry Nance

This Arab American, woman, scientist is voting for respect

Comment: I'm proud to be voting for a president who will restore the rights of women and BIPOC, and respect the science surrounding ...

Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

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Anger in Iraq as government stalls Farhatiya killings investigation

The Iraqi government has delayed the publication of an investigation into last week's killings in Farhatiya, where at least eight people were ...

US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

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US senators seek to declare China 'genocide' against Uighurs

The text states that China's campaign "against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Monica Leung

Biden and the Saudi quagmire in Yemen

Analysis: Few countries, if any, will feel the consequences of the 2020 US election as much as Yemen

The New Arab Staff

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul on hunger strike

Women's right activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has started a hunger strike due to her conditions in detention.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump boosted by Supreme Court confirmation ahead of election

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign was boosted with the confirmation of his latest Supreme Court nominee on Monday.

Nour Odeh

US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

Analysis: Trump's presidency has been a disaster for Palestinians, but Biden does not offer the kind of fundamental changes needed in US policy.

Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

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Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in ...

Leena Zahra

#Election2020: Don't tell me not to be 'political'

As a daughter of immigrants, I'm proud to cast a ballot that represents all of those who cannot vote but who endlessly give back to this ...

Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

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Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes on Monday killed dozens of Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's northwest in the bloodiest surge in violence reported since more ...

Libya demands French President Macron apologises to Muslims

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Libya demands French President Macron apologises to Muslims

In a statement to Arabi21, the Libyan foreign ministry called on France's President Emmanuel Macron to apologise to Muslims worldwide.

Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

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Australia asks Iran about report academic moved from prison

Australia has asked Iran about the reported move of Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Melbourne University lecturer who was arrested in Iran, to an ...

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