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Nigel Adams, the UK's Minister for Asia, has been mocked on social media for replying to a parliamentarian's question about Kashmir with a statement about Myanmar.

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism

Turkish court sentences editor to 27 years in prison

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish court sentences editor to 27 years in prison

A Turkish court has sentenced a journalist of one of the country's biggest newspapers to 27 years in prison on espionage charges.

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

Could Biden save the nuclear deal with Iran?

Analysis: Joe Biden has vowed that the US could rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if he wins the 2020 election. But time might be running out.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian journalist quits Emirati column in protest at normalisation

Prominent Egyptian journalist Jalal Aref decided to stop writing in Emirati newspaper Al-Bayan after the UAE normalised relations with Israel ...

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, ...

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Joe Macaron

The Fakhoury fiasco and US-Lebanese relations

Comment: While Amer Fakhoury has been freed from detention, the ramifications of his case are far from over in Lebanon, writes Joe Macaron.

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

Aidan Chivers

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

In a significant election for Tunisia's young democracy, the wide range of options available to Tunisians could lead the country in profoundly ...

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Algeria's non-violent protests challenge regime narrative of 'armed resistance'

Ahmed Mitiche

Algeria's non-violent protests challenge regime narrative of 'armed resistance'

Comment: Algerians' non-violent protest is also a challenge to a state-controlled memory and identity based on violent resistance, writes Ahmed ...

Egypt parliament to vote on ‘Pharaoh motion’

The New Arab

Egypt parliament to vote on ‘Pharaoh motion’

Egypt's parliament will vote on the 'Pharaoh motion' on Tuesday. Besides giving the president a tighter grip on power, it could allow him to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan lashes out at 'totalitarian' Sisi over Egypt executions

Erdogan said he would refuse to talk to Sisi after sharply criticising Egypt's execution of nine people last week following trials marred by torture allegations.

Rana Allam

Egypt: Tailoring constitutions for the ruling military

Comment: Sisi's plan to modify the constitution - and stay in power until 2034 - moves Egyptians a step further away from justice and freedom, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Khashoggi: Turkey slams Saudi 'non-cooperation', may seek UN inquiry

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was unhappy with Riyadh's cooperation over the joint Turkish-Saudi investigation into the Saudi ...

Malia Bouattia

Algiers, third world capital: Love in time of revolution

Book Club: Elaine Mokhtefi's moving account of Algeria's struggle for independence is brought to life with personal anecdotes and a bittersweet ...

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya's war

Francesca Mannocchi

Violence, militias and corruption: Surviving in Libya's war

Militias in Libya are influencing every aspect of Libyan life, from the government to the banks, making it even harder for citizens who are ...

Sam Hamad

John McCain, an unlikely friend to Syrians in Washington

Comment: While he was no progressive, John McCain was one of the few voices speaking up for democratic change in Syria and Egypt, writes Sam ...

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national ...

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Stasa Salacanin

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, ...

Erdogan ally set to buy top Turkey media group

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan ally set to buy top Turkey media group

A Turkish magnate with close ties to President Erdogan is to buy Turkey's largest media company, stoking fears for press freedom in the country.

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