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The number of detention centres in China's Xinjiang province is around 40 percent greater than previous estimates, researchers have found.

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global phenomenon, writes Laila Ujayli.

US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

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US, Qatar announce partnerships following third strategic dialogue

The third US-Qatar strategic dialogue resulted in a number of partnerships, including health cooperation, law enforcement and counterterrorism, energy and aviation, a statement said.

Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

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Israeli intel firm 'hacked phone at Saudi Arabia's request'

An employee of Israeli company Cellebrite flew to Riyadh last year in order to hack into a Samsung phone at the request of the Saudi prosecutor, ...

Economist Paul Krugman slammed over tweet denying post-9/11 Islamophobia

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Economist Paul Krugman slammed over tweet denying post-9/11 Islamophobia

The response to the Nobel Prize winning economist's tweet that Americans took 9/11 "calmly" has been anything but calm.

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Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

The sentence against Navid Afkari was carried out on Saturday morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz.

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Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

A huge ball of flames was seen rising into the sky after an explosion ripped through an arms depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa at dawn on ...

The New Arab Staff

US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

America's decision to exert more pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims comes as human rights groups are calling for an end to ...

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

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Iran airs televised confession of wrestler after Trump tweet

In the segment, Afkari is seen 'confessing' to stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz amid anti-government ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything ...

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

Kushner visits US air base during Israel-Emirates trip

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Kushner visits US air base during Israel-Emirates trip

Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to US President Donald Trump visited the Al-Dhafra Air Base during the delegation's visit following the UAE-Israel ...

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Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including reviving ties with Palestinian leaders and supporting Beirut's reconstruction

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Satellite imagery reveals skyrocketing number of China's internment camps

Satellite images from Xinjiang show where hundreds of prisons have been constructed since 2018 to accommodate China's mass incarceration of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France offers surveillance help for Iraq war on IS

France hopes to resume its training and arming of Iraqi security forces 'as soon as possible', French Defence Minister Florence Parly told a ...

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Mobashra Tazamal

Trump revives racist 'birther' conspiracy theory for Kamala Harris

Comment: Just as they did for Obama, Republicans and right-wing media will level their attacks not against Harris's policy positions, but ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon rejects reform of UNIFIL force on Israel border

Lebanon and Israel are still technically at war, and the United Nations force, UNIFIL, is tasked with monitoring a cessation of hostilities ...

Campaigners to file UN complaint over Saudi prince's detention

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Campaigners to file UN complaint over Saudi prince's detention

The Geneva-based MENA Rights Group and the London-based ALQST are expected to file a complaint to the United Nations over the 'arbitrary' ...

Israel 'encouraged' sale of Pegasus spyware to UAE: report

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Israel 'encouraged' sale of Pegasus spyware to UAE: report

Israeli officials helped market and mediate between notorious spyware company NSO and Gulf regimes including UAE and Saudi Arabia, where it has ...

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

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