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Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian international human rights lawyer.

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

France looks to rally aid for Lebanon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France looks to rally aid for Lebanon

Wednesday's meeting will reportedly concern the use of urgent aid, father than substantial financial pledges to a country one French official said is "known for its dysfunctions".

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

Scarlett Johansson urges Egypt to release imprisoned rights activists

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Scarlett Johansson urges Egypt to release imprisoned rights activists

The American actress urged authorities to release activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) in a video posted on the ...

Antonino Occhiuto and Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy urges progress in Syrian political process

Geir Pedersen told reporters he wanted "to see progress" when Syria's so-called constitutional committee meets for the fourth time on Monday ...

The New Arab Staff

Thousands protest against 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Fresh allegations of corruption against Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu have intensified protests across the country.

Diana Alghoul

Remembering the Detroit Arab Workers strike for Palestine

The Detroit Arab Workers strike won a very important battle in the United Auto Workers divesting from Israeli partners and left a legacy in the ...

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be ...

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

Activists campaign to include Arab-Americans in US school curricula

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Activists campaign to include Arab-Americans in US school curricula

Arab-Americans are campaigning to be included in a new ethnic studies curriculum being rolled out in California.

Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

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Palestinian prisoner Maher Al-Akhras returns home after 'heroic' hunger-strike

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Narjas Zatat

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

A report by Plan International looks at civil society and law reform in the MENA.

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN 'very concerned' over Egypt arrest of rights workers

The United Nations has expressed concern over the arrests of three human rights activists in Egypt, amid a continued crackdown on dissent by ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Courtney Freer

Understanding the Saudi, Emirati 'excommunication' of the Muslim Brotherhood

Comment: Behind the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a 'terrorist, rebellious' group by Saudi and Emirati religious authorities lies a ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden appoints Palestinian-American woman to senior White House role

Reema Dodin, a Palestinian-American whose family comes from Hebron, has been appointed to a senior role in the White House Office of Legislative ...

Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

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Algerians outraged by Macron’s statements of support for Tebboune

Statements of support by Emmanuel Macron for Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tabboune have caused outrage in Algeria, with opposition leaders ...

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is not a ...

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