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Comment: Debunking anti-vax conspiracy theories means taking an honest look at the profiteering and incompetence of Boris Johnson's government, too, writes Malia Bouattia.

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US looking 'very carefully' at new virus variant

US authorities are looking "very carefully" into the virus variant spreading in the United Kingdom, while indicating that a ban on UK travel was not currently in the cards.

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

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Rights monitor accuses Iraqi-Kurdish authorities of violating human rights

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor has condemned Iraqi-Kurdish authorities after a violent crackdown on protesters.

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

Malia Bouattia

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

The New Arab Staff

Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

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Jordan should free teachers held after protests: HRW

Human Rights Watch has called on Jordan to release all teachers arrested in a crackdown on their trade union.

Jordan frees <em>teachers</em>' <em>union</em> chiefs as schools to reopen

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Jordan frees teachers' union chiefs as schools to reopen

Authorities closed the union and arrested its leaders on July 25 after it had led a campaign for higher pay in the indebted kingdom ...

Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

The orders to freeze Taliban assets were issued as part of Pakistan's efforts to avoid being blacklisted by the Paris-based Financial Action ...

Jordan arrests 1,000 <em>teachers</em> in crackdown on trade <em>union</em>

The New Arab Staff

Jordan arrests 1,000 teachers in crackdown on trade union

In the past few weeks the Jordanian government has launched a campaign members of the country's largest teachers' union.

How Jordan's crackdown on the <em>teachers</em>' <em>union</em> risks backfiring

Stasa Salacanin

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic ...

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan teachers protest after arrest of union leaders

Thousands of public sector workers took to the streets across Jordan on Saturday evening to protest the arrest of leaders from the ...

The New Arab Staff

HRW slams Jordan's detention of Teachers Syndicate leaders

Jordan has cracked down on a teachers union after the threat of strikes.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan king announces nationwide election for 10 November

Jordanians will go to the polls on 10 November for parliamentary elections.

Jordan detains <em>teachers</em> <em>union</em> officials over 'state services harm'

The New Arab Staff

Jordan detains teachers union officials over 'state services harm'

Jordan has detained 13 teacher union officials after they threatened industrial action.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan orders two-year closure of teachers' union

The move came three days after the Teachers' Association organised a demonstration demanding the government honour a 2019 agreement for ...

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The New Arab

Press freedom activists condemn Iraqi-Kurdish authorities' arrest of journalists

The Iraqi Kurdish authorities are attempting to 'stamp out news coverage that makes the government uncomfortable' by arresting reporters ...

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