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France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious freedoms.

Denmark has temporarily banned flights from the UAE after a whistleblower's report about testing procedures in the Gulf state.

Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being given to the Chinese government.

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

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Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations of chemical weapons use, alleging that Western powers have politicised the Hague-based ...

Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

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Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

Australia's top military officer admitted there was credible evidence his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and ...

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Australia appoints Afghanistan war crimes prosecutor

Australia has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes by Australian servicemen in Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

QAnon promoter wins seat in US Congress

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who had never run for political office before, was well ahead and projected to win her race for US House ...

The New Arab Staff

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons ...

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Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

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Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

Former Ghosn aide pleads not guilty as trial opens

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Ghosn aide pleads not guilty as trial opens

Kelly entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to the single charge he faces.

Greg Kelly, former aide to Nissan's Ghosn, faces trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greg Kelly, former aide to Nissan's Ghosn, faces trial

With Ghosn in Lebanon as an international fugitive, Kelly is now the only person expected to face trial any time soon in relation to the case.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Adviser almost a year ago.

Florence Dixon

Egypt's Sisi mocked for prioritising new capital over coronavirus

Egyptians have taken to Twitter to mock the president's lavish spending plans for a new administrative capital city, while the regime's response ...

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

The New Arab & agencies

Whistleblower awarded $11 million, exposes UAE gold refinery corruption

A whistleblower who had feared for his life has been awarded millions of dollars in damages after he found irregularities in a UAE gold ...

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

The New Arab

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

The New Arab & agencies

Three rockets land near US oil company in Iraq

The rockets targeted the site of Halliburton in the Burjesia area in the oil-rich Basra province early on Monday. No casualties were reported.

Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

The New Arab

Saudis implicated in phone spying campaign in US

Riyadh has been accused of exploiting weaknesses in the global telecoms network to track the locations of its citizens abroad.

Iranian woman dies of suspected coronavirus infection: local media

The New Arab

Iranian woman dies of suspected coronavirus infection: local media

Iranian authorities have denied any coronavirus cases in the country, despite a national newspaper reporting a suspected death from the disease ...

Baghdad embassy attack prompts Pompeo to delay Ukraine visit

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Baghdad embassy attack prompts Pompeo to delay Ukraine visit

Pompeo postponed a trip to Ukraine, the country at the heart of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after an attack on the ...

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