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Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of popular uprisings.

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

The New Arab Staff

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

A new poll suggests many believe inequality has grown worse since the pro-freedom uprisings broke out a decade ago.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine Egyptian policemen jailed for torture, killing

Nine Egyptian policemen were sentenced to three years in jail for torturing and killing a fish seller.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt has commenced a trial for the acting Muslim Brotherhood leader.

EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader <em>Mubarak</em>

The New Arab Staff

EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader Mubarak

The measures, which saw the freezing of funds owned by the late Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his family, were scrapped by ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President ...

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national territory to claw his way back into relevance.

The New Arab Staff

US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency ...

Merkel press office staffer 'worked for Egyptian intelligence'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Merkel press office staffer 'worked for Egyptian intelligence'

The German national, named as Amin A., 'used his position from at least July 2010 to support employees of the Egyptian General Intelligence ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

Egyptian singer turns <em>Mubarak</em>-era song into ode to Trump

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

Singer Wissam Magdy has recorded a bizarre English-language version of a 1999 song praising former Egyptian dictator Hosni ...

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The New Arab Staff

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

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