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Comment: The DOJ report forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent bears the clear hallmarks of Washington's Emirati lobby and an authoritarian agenda, finds Marc Owen Jones.

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment towards the regime, writes Sam Hamad.

France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France's Charlie Hebdo sells out with Mohammed cartoons reprint

The satirical magazine reprinted the controversial caricatures to mark the start of the trial this week of alleged accomplices to the massacre.

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to ...

Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

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Turkey, Pakistan, Al-Azhar condemn Charlie Hebdo's Mohammed cartoons

'The insistence on the criminal act to republish these offensive cartoons embeds hate speech further and inflames the emotions ...

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Trial opens over Charlie Hebdo attacks that stunned France

Fourteen people accused of aiding gunmen attack the offices of Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher supermarket went on trial under tight security, five years after the attacks shocked France

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Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan arrests popular cartoonist, refers him to security court

Journalists are protesting the arrest of cartoonist Emad Hajjaj after he was referred to Jordan's State Security Court for prosecution ...

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Erekat slams UAE-Israel deal as 'birth of Arab Zionists'

The chief Palestinian negotiator slammed the UAE's move as a 'poisoned dagger in the Palestinian back'.

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

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Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

Sudan's civilian prime minister and the military general who heads the sovereign council have traded blame over a spiralling economic crisis.

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Netanyahu deletes tweet calling UAE 'advanced democracy' amid backlash

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deleted a tweet in which he posted a video claiming Israel and the UAE are advanced democracies after ...

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes <em>of</em> government negligence

Justin Salhani

Beirut blast: 2,750 tonnes of government negligence

Comment: The rubble currently occupying large swathes of the city has turned Beirut's famous resilience into something more palpable: ...

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate <em>of</em> imprisoned student

Dario Sabaghi

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to ...

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and ...

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

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Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

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

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Pro-Palestine candidate Cori Bush wins US congress primary

Cori Bush earned a reputation as a fierce activist on the streets against police brutality in Missouri, and she made headlines for supporting ...

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

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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.

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free <em>speech</em>

The New Arab Staff

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

The New Arab Staff

Deadly 'PKK bombing' and Syrian rebel clashes kill civilians

A bombing in Ras Al-Ain and intra-rebel clashes have rocked an uneasy peace in northern Syria.

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