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Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

Adel Sabri was arrested in April 2018 after his website published an Arabic translation of a New York Times report, which exposed alleged fraud in Egypt's presidential elections.

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

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Iran arms embargo lapse would 'intensify' regional violence: US

The US special representative for Iran sought to rally Gulf allies as Washington tried to extend an arms embargo on Tehran, warning failure ...

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Dozens protest against Sudan religious reforms

Protesters took the streets of Khartoum after Muslim prayers Friday, carrying banners which read "No to secularism"

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'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will soon face justice for violating international rules, Qatar said on Tuesday, after ...

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Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The Hague-based court said it unanimously 'rejects the appeal' by the rival states against a decision in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria says soldier killed in clash with armed Islamists

An army detachment clashed with "an armed terrorist group", during an ambush on Saturday in the Gaadet Lahdjar area, in the prefecture of Ain ...

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

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Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, sources ...

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2021

Qatar Airways has decided it will not make any new aircrafts in for the next two years.

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptians stuck in Qatar lockdown fly home despite blockade

Egypt had initially 'refused' to repatriate its citizens stuck in Qatar amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

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Mother of Egyptian detainee dies during prison visit attempt

The mother of imprisoned activist Hassan Mustafa reportedly passed out from exhaustion on her way back from trying to visit him in prison.

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'No response' to Gulf reconciliation effort, Qatar says

Qatar's foreign minister said there has been no response yet to its US-sponsored reconciliation initiative with its Gulf neighbours who have ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

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Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former ...

Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

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Sudan official: 3 killed, dozens wounded in tribal clashes

The fighting erupted between the Bani Amer tribe and the Nuba tribe in the city of Kassalla.

Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

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Lebanon faces grave threat to stability as poverty mounts

Lebanese are growing more desperate as jobs disappear and their money's value evaporates in a terrifying confluence of events.

German police target suspected <em>Islamists</em> over virus benefits fraud

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German police target suspected Islamists over virus benefits fraud

German police conducted raids on homes and vehicles belonging to suspects linked to 'the Salafist scene', accused of embezzling around 94,000 ...

Sudanese men caught attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

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Sudanese men caught attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught attempting to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said on Sunday.

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