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Nasser Zefzafi, the imprisoned leader of a protest movement in Morocco's Berber-majority Rif region, has stepped down, saying that the area had missed a "historic opportunity".

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic and economic situation

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

Displaced Syrian children sift through trash to buy bread

The New Arab & agencies

Displaced Syrian children sift through trash to buy bread

Of the three million people who live in the surrounding extremist-ruled bastion of Idlib, around half have been displaced from other parts of ...

Morocco trials of al-Hirak al-Shaabi activists 'flawed': Amnesty International

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco trials of al-Hirak al-Shaabi activists 'flawed': Amnesty International

Amnesty International has pointed to serious errors in the trials of Moroccan activists in 2016 and 2017.

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan court slaps three year sentence on journalist

Rights groups have criticised authorities for the arrest and jail sentence, saying Hamid El Mahdaoui did not commit a crime.

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Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

The New Arab

Unemployment rate reaches 'record high' among Morocco's urban youth

Government data for 2017's third quarter shows that urban youth unemployment has reached a new high, amid a broader national rise.

The New Arab

Morocco bans protests on anniversary of Rif demonstrations

Moroccan authorities respond to calls for protests on social media by banning demonstrations on the first anniversary of the Rif region's unrest.

Morocco ministers fired over Rif development delays

The New Arab

Morocco ministers fired over Rif development delays

King Mohammed VI sacks government ministers after an audit revealed that development projects in the Rif region are behind schedule.

The New Arab & agencies

Governor sacked as new violence hits Morocco province

The governor of Morocco's northern province of al-Hoceima was sacked after angry protesters clashed with police leaving dozens of officers ...

Morocco protests resume months after fishmonger's death

The New Arab

Morocco protests resume months after fishmonger's death

Protesters continue to calls for a thorough investigation into Mouhcine Fikri's death, as well as broader social reforms in Northern Morocco.

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining Islamic State extremists

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Kuwait jails Filipina for joining Islamic State extremists

A Kuwaiti court on Monday sentenced a Filipino woman to 10 years in jail after convicting her of joining the Islamic State group and plotting ...

Thousands demand justice for dead Moroccan fishmonger

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands demand justice for dead Moroccan fishmonger

Protesters in Morocco gathered in their thousands on Friday, demanding authorities uncover the truth about a fishmonger who was crushed by a ...

Moroccans continue protests demanding justice for fish seller

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccans continue protests demanding justice for fish seller

Thousands of people marched in a silent candlelight vigil in the town of Hoceima Friday night, marking a week since fish vendor Mouhcine Fikri ...

The New Arab & agencies

Moroccan king hires lawyer for singer accused of rape

The king's decision to pay legal fees for Saad Lamjarred accused of rape in France will raise eyebrows in Morocco, where protests continue over the 'involuntary manslaughter' of a fishmonger.

Martin Armstrong

Fishmonger's gruesome death sparks protests in Morocco

Al-Hoceima has erupted in protest after a local fishmonger was crushed to death by a rubbish truck in a seemingly freak accident after ...

Nada Ramadan

Volvo's robots may offer solution to Lebanon's refuse crisis

Blog: A Swedish car manufacturer has developed trash-collecting robots that might possibly offer an ideal solution to Lebanon's growing rubbish ...

AAAJ and agencies

Truck bomb in Baghdad kills scores of civilians

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility for a Thursday truck bombing in Shia-majority area of the Iraqi capital ...

Voices from 'the Caliphate': Mosul

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Voices from 'the Caliphate': Mosul

The ousting of Iraqi security forces from Mosul had been coming for a long time. But then the militants of the Islamic State group hijacked the ...

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