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The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia should end 'gay proof' anal tests: HRW

Human Rights Watch urged Tunisia to end the use of anal testing, used as "proof" to prosecute same-sex relations.

Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

Egypt's international cooperation minister has invited the Tesla founder to visit the pyramids after he tweeted the ancient structures were ...

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

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Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

Five female social media influencers have been sentenced to two years in jail on charges of violating public morals, Egypt authorities said on ...

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Tunisia interior minister named as new PM

As well as being interior minister in the outgoing government, Mechichi has been a counsellor to the Tunisian President.

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes Giorgio ...

'UAE conspiracy' aims to destabilise Tunisian politics, warns official

The New Arab Staff

'UAE conspiracy' aims to destabilise Tunisian politics, warns official

An official from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party warned of a 'UAE conspiracy' aimed at disrupting Tunisian politics.

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

The New Arab Staff

Chaos in Tunisian parliament as ‘counter-revolutionary’ MPs continue occupation

Chaos prevailed in the Tunisian parliament as MPs from the Free Constitutional Party, linked to former dictator Ben Ali, continued a sit-in after the resignation of Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As Israel virus cases surge, government weighs new lockdown

The growing coronavirus outbreak, coupled with a struggling economy, have marked a dramatic turnaround for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan top court dissolves country's Muslim Brotherhood

Jordan's top court has dissolved the country's branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain top court upholds two death sentences

Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister and a ...

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia’s biggest party's 'suspicions' about PM threatens government stability

Tunisia's premier has answered questions, which could threaten the government.

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

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