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Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

Lebanon's children have been facing school closures since October 2019 and Save the Children warns this is putting them at risk of serious abuse.

Ragheb Malli

Clubhouse: Overrated and generally misused

Does Clubhouse have the staying power to go beyond a pandemic fad? Ragheb Malli is not so sure.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

Children in crisis-hit Lebanon go without schooling for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

Juliet Sargeant

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our ...

Henrietta Wilson

We Are Bellingcat: The emergence and growth of OSINT

Book Club: We Are Bellingcat details an insider's account of the emergence and growth of OSINT and new forms of citizen investigations.

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes for free media dashed in post-Gaddafi Libya

A decade after the 2011 uprising that led to the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan journalists still face difficulties to exercise their ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In pandemic year, Syrians blocked from Zoom, Netflix

Syria is one of only four countries without access to Netflix and one of five countries that cannot use Zoom, making residents in the ...

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman blocks audio chat Clubhouse app

Clubhouse app is not accessible anymore in Oman, whose government cut the access over a license issue

Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon 'requests FBI help' to close black market apps

Lebanese officials say they have requested FBI help to shut down rogue apps advertising black market rates for the national currency, as it hit ...

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan blocks TikTok for second time over 'immoral content'

Popular video sharing app TikTok has been blocked in Pakistan once again over concerns of immoral content.

LinkedIn China suspends new sign-ups to 'respect law'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

LinkedIn China suspends new sign-ups to 'respect law'

Tech giants who refuse to comply with the smothering censorship laws have been blocked behind China's 'Great Firewall'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry

Iran has been accused of using the suspension of the internet as a weapon to suppress protests and conceal human rights violations.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

The New Arab Staff

UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray

The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock called on Addis Ababa to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Eritrean troops killed 'hundreds' in Ethiopia massacre: Amnesty

Amnesty International found Eritrean soldiers killed hundreds of people during the Tigray conflict.

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-military marchers in Myanmar attack anti-coup protesters

The chaos complicates an already intractable standoff between the military and a protest movement that has been staging large-scale ...

Jillian C. York

Twitter and India play tug-of-war with democracy

Comment: In India, an increasingly authoritarian government combined with Twitter's willingness to put stakeholders before users raises ...

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran gamers battle reality of US sanctions

Sanctions reimposed in 2018 by former US president Donald Trump do not directly target the gaming industry, but the risk of punitive measures ...

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