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Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain should be held accountable, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

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Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

Until recently, Tamer Emad, a skilled textile worker, could work one week per month at best. He is now on the factory floor every day.

Virus spreads anxiety among Istanbul's African migrants

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Virus spreads anxiety among Istanbul's African migrants

Tarlabasi Solidarity Network is working to protect migrants, mostly Africans, against the spread of the coronavirus in Turkey.

Bangladesh garment <em>workers</em> seek unpaid wages as orders stop

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Bangladesh garment workers seek unpaid wages as orders stop

Factories producing garments for international brands have closed due to Bangladesh's coronavirus measures, prompting protests by ...

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28 killed in two horrific bus crashes in Egypt

28 people, including textile workers and three foreign tourists have been killed in two separate bus crashes in Egypt, which has a poor record on road safety.

Mark P. Langon and Olivia Enos

Why businesses should care about forced labour in Xinjiang

Comment: Businesses should take extra care to monitor whether forced Uighur labour from Xinjiang is making its way into their supply chains, ...

Nusrat Sidiq

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Twenty-one journalists have so far been killed in Kashmir, either directly targeted or caught in the crossfire while reporting, as dozens more ...

Mohammed Arafat

Weaving relationships: Gaza factory produces Kippahs for Israel

Could economic ties between Gaza and Israel pave the way for peace in the Middle East, Arafat asks

Syrian refugees can soon sell their handicrafts at IKEA

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Syrian refugees can soon sell their handicrafts at IKEA

Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA will sell a new line of rugs and textile made by Syrian refugees in 2019 to provide jobs for people ...

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Egypt frees Ahmed Maher, founder of April 6 movement

The youth activist and contributor to The New Arab was imprisoned for three years, following the Egyptian military's coup and subsequent ban on ...

Egypt: Hard times stoke labour unrest, showdown lies ahead

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Egypt: Hard times stoke labour unrest, showdown lies ahead

Price hikes and low wages have spurred an increase in labour unrest in Egypt, despite the current regime's relentless crackdown on dissent.

Nearly one million Italians remember student murdered in Egypt

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Nearly one million Italians remember student murdered in Egypt

A Labour Day concert attended by over 800,000 people was held in Rome on Sunday and dedicated to Italian student, Giulio Regeni, who was ...

Leader of Egypt's 6 April movement jailed for protests

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Leader of Egypt's 6 April movement jailed for protests

Amr Ali, the general coordinator of the 6 April Youth Movement, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $63 on charges including ...

Kidnapped overnight: Egyptian activists taken from their homes

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Kidnapped overnight: Egyptian activists taken from their homes

Senior members of prominent Egyptian opposition group 6 April were kidnapped on Sunday, an incident the Egyptian regime was accused of ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt's election likely to produce rubber stamp parliament

Parliamentary elections will take place in Egypt on Sunday, but the new parliament is unlikely to deliver to working class and poor Egyptians or challenge President's Sisi authoritarian rule.

Ahmed Maher

Egypt's April 6 movement: we are not going away

Comment: Rights movement continues to fight for its objectives and peacefully oppose injustice, says Ahmed Maher, one of group's founders.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Egypt's 6 April movement continues fight for justice

Rights group says it will not be deterred from its goals, seven years after strikes rocked Egypt and laid foundations of dissent seen in 2011 ...

Haitham Muhammadeen

Khaled Ali: Privatisation has stolen Egypt from its people

Q&A: Prominent Egyptian lawyer and activist Khaled Ali talks exclusively about the effects of privatisation in Egypt, and its apparent return ...

Military business expands in Sisi's Egypt

Ibrahim al-Sahary

Military business expands in Sisi's Egypt

The 2013 counter-revolution has allowed the army to consolidate its grip on the economy. It is estimated it now controls up to half of Egypt's ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Special coverage: The anniversary of Egypt's revolution

On 25 January 2011, Egypt erupted in the now-infamous "Day of Anger". Protests had been planned to decry police abuses - but demonstrations ...

<em>Textile</em> <em>workers</em>' strike stirs discontent in Sisi's Egypt

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Textile workers' strike stirs discontent in Sisi's Egypt

Mahalla is a hotbed of industrial unrest, but the latest strike comes at a time when a crackdown on dissent has weakened street protests.

Egypt's trade unions take on the regime

Mustafa Bassyouni

Egypt's trade unions take on the regime

The 2011 Egyptian revolution might not have been possible without the collective action of workers. After a series of new laws were ...

Pirate radio, no police: Tunisia's revolution rumbles on Pirate radio, no police: Tunisia's revolution rumbles on

Sandro Lutyens

Pirate radio, no police: Tunisia's revolution rumbles on

'One big family' in Menzel Bouzaiane, where anarchy reigns successfully, central authority has no role but unemployment threatens livelihoods. ...

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