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Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more divided in their reactions.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised <em>sectarianism</em> in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during ...

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a political system plagued by corruption and sectarianism.

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The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

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Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Rose Worden

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Comment: Despite fierce public opposition, leaders in Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia know their path to the US lies through Israel, writes Rose ...

Gebran Bassil's supporters claim he's victim of 'Zionist conspiracy'

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Gebran Bassil's supporters claim he's victim of 'Zionist conspiracy'

Gebran Bassil's allies have been claiming calls for him to be removed as Lebanon's representative in the World Economic Forum are a part of a ...

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Petition urges World Economic Forum to expel Gebran Bassil

A decision to allow Gebran Bassil to represent Lebanon in the World Ecoonomic Form has sparked outrage amongst protesters.

The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

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The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The gruesome discovery in Iraq's western Anbar governorate once again highlights how the Iraqi state either condones or turns a blind eye to ...

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Malia Bouattia

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Comment: For revolution in the Arab world to be truly successful, women's rights must be at the forefront of reform, writes Malia ...

A May '68 for the modern era

Malia Bouattia

A May '68 for the modern era

Comment: The Global South is witnessing an unprecedented wave of protest movements, and a new kind of global solidarity, writes Malia Bouattia.

Iraq protesters bring lions to fight riot police dogs

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Iraq protesters bring lions to fight riot police dogs

A young Iraqi man has brought a fearsome lion to a protest upon hearing that security forces would use dogs against protesters, going viral on ...

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Iraq protests ramp up, shutting roads, offices and schools

Protesters in Iraq's capital and the country's south shut down streets and government offices in a new wave of civil disobedience.

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The Iraq Report: Blood on the streets of Karbala

Iraqi security forces and militias have been criticised by human rights organisations and civil society for using excessive ...

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Iraqi PM’s future uncertain as allies turn on him

Erstwhile parliamentary allies of the Iraqi Prime Minister have been discussing his departure as protestors defied security forces to gather in ...

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Iraq imposes Baghdad curfew, as more protesters are killed

The Iraqi army has announced a night-time curfew on Baghdad as five protesters were killed by security forces and the Iraqi parliament announced ...

Laban: Healing Beirut's wounds through art

Dana Hourany

Laban: Healing Beirut's wounds through art

In a city where 18 religious sects divide its people, politics, streets and even artworks, Laban looks to create what the civil war destroyed: ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to ...

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

Hannah Wallace

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

How real is the outrage after Houthis 'attack Mecca'?

Amr Salahi

How real is the outrage after Houthis 'attack Mecca'?

There was outrage on Twitter after two missiles were reportedly shot down near Mecca, but previous Saudi government use of social media suggests ...

Detention conditions of UAE activist could 'constitute torture': UN

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Detention conditions of UAE activist could 'constitute torture': UN

Ahmed Mansoor, jailed for 10 years on charges of 'disseminating misinformation', has now finished a weeks-long hunger strike in detention, ...

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