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The family of Hassan Al-Banna, a reporter for Al-Sharq newspaper who spent over two years in administrative detention in Egypt, has expressed concern for his mental and physical health.

The outgoing top UN figure in South Sudan believes that, with 'good governance' and an end to corruption, the nation could achieve economic prosperity.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

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Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 percent of the presidential vote.

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Tyler Cullis and Trita Parsi

For true JCPOA re-entry, Biden must tear down sanctions

Comment: Trump's sanctions will have to go if the Biden administration intends to have any policy success with respect to Iran, write Tyler ...

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush ...

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Putin approves legislation allowing him to stay in power

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his seal of approval to constitutional reforms which could allow him to stay in office until 2036.

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak was convicted on multi-million dollar corruption charges last year. Now, he launches his appeal against a hefty ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Key dates in Jordan's history

Since its independence in 1946, Jordan has been through major events that defined its History.

Iran rejects US proposal for return to nuclear deal

The New Arab Staff

Iran rejects US proposal for return to nuclear deal

Iran is not pleased with the US' leaked nuclear proposal and hit back via state media.

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to ...

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

Victoria Silva

No space for criticism: Jordan's authoritarian shift

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring there is no sign of reform, just growing economic and social distress and a reduced space for citizens ...

Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in <em>elections</em>: commission

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi nationals abroad cannot partake in elections: commission

The decision was taken due to combination of 'technical, financial and health issues linked to the Covid-19 crisis', said Jumana Gailai, a ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

The deal was meant to provide Iran with international sanctions relief in exchange for limitations on its controversial nuclear programme.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran ex-president Khatami blasted over New Year message

Former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami found himself in troubled waters on Saturday for his Persian New Year message.

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Record number of Muslim American political candidates in 2020

Brooke Anderson

Record number of Muslim American political candidates in 2020

A report found a record number of Muslim candidates have run for 2020 political office in the US.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IAEA says Iran enriching uranium with new advanced centrifuge

Iran's recent acceleration in nuclear enrichment activity is seen as a bid to force the Biden administration to the negotiating table on its ...

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

An epidemic of crime has ravaged Israeli Arabs - many of whom blame police racism.

Arsonists target Sweden Muslim children's school

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Arsonists target Sweden Muslim children's school

The assailants were captured on CCTV as they smashed the school's windows and threw flammable materials inside.

Iran urges US to quickly return to nuclear deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran urges US to quickly return to nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the US to return to the deal before new elections are held in Iran

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