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

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

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 guilt, writes Alya Mooro.

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free BDS activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

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

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.

The New Arab Staff

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 the Palestinian cause.

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.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

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

Calls for release <em>of</em> Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

The New Arab Staff

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

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.

Turkey to stay in Syria until '<em>freedom</em>' achieved: Erdogan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey to stay in Syria until 'freedom' achieved: Erdogan

Turkey's military will not leave Syria until 'our thousand-year neighbour and brother... reach[es] freedom, peace and security', ...

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump says Biden is 'mentally shot'

Trump assailed likely opponent Joe Biden as "not competent" to lead the United States, speaking as polls over the weekend showed deepening voter disenchantment with his handling of the pandemic.

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent ...

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon activists form coalition to defend free speech

The Coalition to Defend Freedom of Expression in Lebanon includes international watchdogs Amnesty International and Human ...

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware company

In 2018, Amnesty claimed one of its employees was targeted by NSO’s malware, saying a hacker tried to break into the staffer’s ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chechnya's Kadyrov blames blogger murder on foreign secret services

Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the ...

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

The New Arab Staff

Algerian activist Karim Tabbou to be released from jail

Karim Tabbou was arrested by Algerian authorities in 2019 on charges of “incitement to violence” and “harming national security” but ...

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