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Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the peak of coronavirus infection.

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, ...

Sudan raises bread prices one year after Bashir's fall

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Sudan raises bread prices one year after Bashir's fall

In mid-December 2018, the price of bread had been hiked in Sudan, triggering mass protests that toppled the former Bashir regime.

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Sudanese remember bittersweet anniversary of sit-in that toppled Bashir

April 6 marks the first anniversary of a mass sit-in in Sudan that prompted the ousting of dictator, Omar Al-Bashir.

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Coronavirus: Palestinian detainees in Israeli jails fear the worst

Conflicting reports, recent measures taken by the Israeli authorities, and the prisons' cramped conditions have led many to call for action to ...

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Sudan government signs initial peace deal with rebel group

Sudan's government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North rebel group have signed an initial peace agreement at a ceremony in Juba.

Mel Plant

One year on, Sudan's revolution hangs in the balance

In-depth: Hopes for peace and justice remain unclear a year after the start of Sudan's revolution, Mel Plant writes.

Verdict in trial of Saudi cleric 'due on Thursday'

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Verdict in trial of Saudi cleric 'due on Thursday'

Prominent Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah is reportedly facing the death sentence, as is fellow jailed cleric Awad ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Turkey announces capture of wife of IS leader Baghdadi

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Turkey announces capture of wife of IS leader Baghdadi

‘We captured his wife and didn’t make a fuss,’ boasted Erdogan while announcing Turkey had captured the assassinated IS leader’s wife, sister ...

Turkey capture slain IS leader Baghdadi's sister in Syria

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Turkey capture slain IS leader Baghdadi's sister in Syria

Turkish forces in northern Syria have captured a sister of slain Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents ...

Syrians are fleeing Turkey's offensive, others are returning home

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Syrians are fleeing Turkey's offensive, others are returning home

As Turkey embarks on an offensive and Russian airstrikes continue, Syrians in the north continue to be displaced, while others hope to return ...

Sarah Khalil

Four must-watch MENA films from the Venice Film Festival

Four films from the region to look out for at this year's Venice film festival.

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Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab Meets: Youssef Hussein, host of The Joe Show, one of the most popular satirical television shows today which turns self-deifying ...

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Sudan security forces seize prominent journalist following 'foiled coup'

The editor of a leading Sudanese newspaper was detained by security forces on Wednesday as part of a campaign of arrests of high-ranking ...

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Israeli forces demolish Palestinian home in occupied Hebron

Israeli forces have demolished a Palestinian house in the town of Beit Ummar, northwest of occupied Hebron.

Sudan protest group calls for march on presidential palace

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Sudan protest group calls for march on presidential palace

Sudan's 'million-man' march on Sunday is being watched closely by the international community, with many fearing another bloody crackdown on ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and Giorgio Cafiero

Fate of Saudi religious scholars on death row

Comment: The arrest of three Saudi clerics in September 2017 triggered a chorus of condemnation from abroad, write Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and ...

Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon evacuated after local hostility

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Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon evacuated after local hostility

Syrian refugee families in Lebanon's Bekaa valley have dismantled their tents in preparation to leave an area where tensions with locals have ...

Sudan uprising: Echoing the voices of the youth

Afnan Hassab Jaffar

Sudan uprising: Echoing the voices of the youth

Feature: Why did these youngsters take to the streets and what is driving them to put their lives at risk? The New Arab speaks to the youth of ...

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $3 billion Sudan aid

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Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $3 billion Sudan aid

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have offered military ruled Sudan billions of dollars in aid.

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