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Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut blast which killed scores of people.

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Hero women make Lebanon's coronavirus protective gear from scratch

The New Arab

Hero women make Lebanon's coronavirus protective gear from scratch

A group of women in Lebanon have lent their seamstress skills to sewing special anti-viral suits in an effort to protect health professionals ...

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

The New Arab

Hijabi doctor introduces disposable headscarves to UK hospital

Junior doctor Farah Roslan was inspired to design a disposable sterile headscarf after she had to leave an operating theatre due to ...

Paul Iddon

Assad's unwillingness to compromise will further prolong Syria's war

Analysis: With Syria's regime reiterating its intention to use military force to retake all of the country, war is likely to continue, Paul ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Kurds hit back at Assad regime over 'threats'

The Syrian regime had vowed to retake control of northeastern areas controlled by the US-backed Kurds, whether by force or through ...

Kashmiri poet leads feminist fight against oppression

Aamir Ali Bhat

Kashmiri poet leads feminist fight against oppression

Nighat Sahiba's poetry punishes the patriarchy and reveals true life for women in a hyper-masculine highly militarized warzone.

Gawan Mac Greigair

Palestine's seed library finds fertile ground for forgotten fruit

In-depth: An assertion of belonging in a context of colonisation, Palestine's seed library is getting to the roots of cultural identity and ...

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Ben Jacobs

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben ...

'East Aleppo is being devastated in front of us'

Hani Dweik

'East Aleppo is being devastated in front of us'

Carlos Francisco, Doctors Without Borders head of mission for Syria, paints a bleak picture of besieged and bombed-out east Aleppo, where ...

Bringing the Syria Campaign out of Blumenthal's 'shadows'

Robert Cusack

Bringing the Syria Campaign out of Blumenthal's 'shadows'

Critics claim that the Syria Campaign is a 'shadowy' operation, but they just don't look hard enough.

We are all Beirut Madinati

Bassel Salloukh

We are all Beirut Madinati

Comment: The new movement may not have won elections in Lebanon, but may have offered us a glimpse of the future, writes Bassel F. Salloukh.

The New Arab

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's wife convicted of abusing employee

An Israeli labour court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a former housekeeper at the Prime Minister Netanyahu residence who accused Sara Netanyahu of abuse and mistreatment.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Exclusive video: Egypt constructs canal to flood Gaza tunnels

An al-Araby al-Jadeed video, shot in a restricted area, shows the Egyptian army constructing a water canal to flood and destroy smuggling ...

Vijay Prashad

Four years on, Syria's revolution is at a crossroads

Comment: One-party states sowed their own demise. What little promise remained of Arab nationalism was sucked dry by the spigots of corruption, ...

Geoffrey Aronson

Egypt pushes Gaza back toward Israel

Analysis: Sisi may have identified Hamas as a threat to his rule, but Egypt's moves in Gaza are also a pushback against Israel's strategy of ...

UN talks about talks as Libya tears itself apart

Maryline Dumas

UN talks about talks as Libya tears itself apart

The UN voice in Libya is fading as civil war rages and drums beat louder for international intervention in Libya.

Rana Khalid

Arabs retreat from modernity as the West forges on

Arab societies have failed to modernise intellectually, and now we are in the era of fundamentalism and Salafism.

Democracy for all, but not for Arabs

Tawfik Boueshrin

Democracy for all, but not for Arabs

The West's democratic project stops at the borders of the Arab world as a fear of Islamism props up despots and prevents the fruition of liberty ...

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