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Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

The conviction of Eyad Al-Gharib is a historic moment for Syrian victims of torture.

Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The New Arab Staff

Syrian pound sinks to record low amid dollar shortages

The Syrian pound has sunk to 3,450 to the dollar on the black market.

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

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Egypt pledges support to Libya's new interim prime minister

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi expressed support for Libya in talks with the neighbouring country's interim prime minister.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Regime walk-out leads to new 'constitution crisis'

For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to stall for time.

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Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

Marc Owen Jones

Bahrain's allies are still enabling its relentless crackdown

Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ...

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Small protests mark Bahrain uprising's 10th anniversary

Small-scale demonstrations occurred amid a tight police presence.

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of <em>Arab</em> Spring

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

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Libya's interim leader arrives in Benghazi

Mohammad Younes Menfi has met with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, following the election of a new interim government, ahead of ...

After Myanmar's coup

Shashi Tharoor

After Myanmar's coup

Comment: The compromises Suu Kyi made with her uniformed political partners and defended so staunchly, have now cost Myanmar its fragile ...

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

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Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued ...

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

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Egypt’s president says he supports interim Libya government

In rare televised comments, al-Sisi said the appointment of the interim government, which includes a three-member Presidential Council and a ...

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good reason to worry, writes Tharwa Boulifi.

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UN Security Council orders ceasefire monitors deployed

Antonio Guterres has called for ceasefire monitors to be deployed in Libya, to ensure that fighting does not resume in the war torn country.

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France says failure to probe Beirut blast ‘unacceptable'

The French Ambassador to Lebanon has criticised Lebanese officials over their failure to reveal the cause of the port explosion that killed over ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Nizar Hassan

Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE calls for diplomacy to end conflict in Libya

The United Arab Emirates is calling on Libya to renew diplomatic efforts.

Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

The New Arab Staff

Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

Middle Eastern countries have faired poorly in this years Corruption Perceptions Index, with Yemen and Syria being ranked as the worse for ...

Yemen's war is being fuelled by economic profiteering: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's war is being fuelled by economic profiteering: UN

In Yemen, the diverse actors involved in the war are benefitting financially from the situation, while the population dies of hunger

Mona Eltahawy on the <em>Arab</em> Spring, feminism, and hope

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against ...

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