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Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in Turkey enter free fall, writes Deniz Yuksel.

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: Jordanians will be the last to know.

Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

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Turkey slams admirals' warning over Bosphorus treaty

103 retired Turkish admirals signed an open letter warning that developing a shipping canal in Istanbul could endanger the 1936 Montreux Convention.

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after ...

Palestinian factions head to Cairo for national dialogue talks

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Palestinian factions head to Cairo for national dialogue talks

Palestinian factions head to Cairo for second round of national dialogue amid accusations of political monopoly, in order to discuss the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan frees UN-sanctioned Darfur militia leader Musa Hilal

The release of Hilal and other members of his forces comes as Sudan's transitional government pushes peace efforts in Darfur.

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

Diana Alghoul

UK minister mocked for confusing Myanmar with Kashmir

Nigel Adams, the UK's Minister for Asia, has been mocked on social media for replying to a parliamentarian's question about Kashmir with a ...

Turkish interior minister blames US for failed 2016 <em>coup</em>

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Turkish interior minister blames US for failed 2016 coup

The US has reacted angrily to comments by Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu saying it was behind a failed 2016 coup attempt ...

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Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

The UK and Cyprus have discussed efforts to revive talks that seek to reunify the Mediterranean island.

EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned politician Marwan Barghouti running for Palestinian presidency

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EXCLUSIVE: Imprisoned politician Marwan Barghouti running for Palestinian presidency

Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti will run for Palestinian presidency during the upcoming summer elections.

UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

The New Arab Staff

UK must stop supplying arms to Egypt regime: CAAT

CAAT has urged the UK government to stop supplying arms to Egypt's military regime.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

The New Arab Staff

Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

Turkey is debating a new law that critics say could limit the freedom of NGOs and other civil society organisations.

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey detains nearly 200 over Gulen links

Government critics say Ankara is using the crackdown to target dissenters, but Turkish officials argue the raids are necessary to remove Gulen's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a continued ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

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

Turkish Cypriots elect pro-Erdogan presidential candidate

Ersin Tatar, a right-wing candidate favoured by Turkish President Erdogan, has narrowly won presidential elections in the unrecognised Turkish ...

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid EastMed tensions

North Cyprus on Sunday is holding a presidential vote for a new leader amid heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

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 ...

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

The New Arab Staff

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the ...

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