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Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and unstoppable, writes Mohamed ElBaradei.

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

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Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The religious affairs ministry claims the use of the nazar, or evil eye symbol, is not allowed in Islam.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

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Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'

China has clapped back at growing backlash over its maltreatment of Uighur Muslims.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Trump's end may be just the beginning

Comment: The racism and white rage that Trump came to symbolise are deeply entrenched. Biden must commit to ending America's institutionalised apathy towards white supremacy, writes Khaled Beydoun.

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US declares China committing 'genocide' against Uighurs

The US declared that China is carrying out genocide against Uighurs and other mostly Muslim groups.

Brooke Anderson

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

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Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being ...

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

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Oman sultan names heir among major constitutional changes

Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Fatima Kried

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

Trumpism and the political future of America

Brooke Anderson

Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

The New Arab Staff

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

Aisha al-Jaedy

Negotiating Yemeni identity as a Muwalladin of Hadramawt

Aisha al-Jaedy explores the social complexities and challenges of growing up as a Muwalladin - Yemenis who are born to foreign parents.

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Challenges plague new Afghan peace talks

Afghan negotiators are having a challenging time with the peace process.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

The New Arab Staff

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia's Tigray conflict revives bitter disputes over land

Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in ...

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Elijah J. Magnier

The fear inspired by Blackwater, US military in Iraq

Though Nisour Square was 13 years ago, the release of the Blackwater guards from prison opened up old wounds for the families of those killed, ...

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