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Amr Salahi is a New Arab journalist focused on Syrian, Egyptian and Libyan affairs.

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Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

16 December, 2020

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but activists have learnt lessons since then.

Abuse of football star Shikabala highlights Egypt's anti-black racism

09 December, 2020

In-depth: Videos by rival fans mocking black Zamalek footballer Mahmoud Abdelrazek, commonly known as Shikabala, have highlighted the problem of racism in Egypt.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

28 October, 2020

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

20 August, 2020

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought and famine remain.

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

19 July, 2020

Two advisors to the Iraqi government have been mocked after appearing on a television show to claim that a coronavirus vaccine will be freely available in the country in September.

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

03 July, 2020

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

18 June, 2020

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian regime. Who are they?

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

05 June, 2020

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on Qatar three years later

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

15 May, 2020

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave to cross through to enter Palestine

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

01 May, 2020

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence over the regime, and anger with the Syrian dictator.

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

26 February, 2020

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been captured by the Assad regime.

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

25 February, 2020

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the institutionalisation of a police state.

Amr Salahi
Amr Salahi

Amr Salahi is a New Arab journalist focused on Syrian, Egyptian and Libyan affairs.

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