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

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

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.

Turkey detains nearly 200 over Gulen links

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 ...

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lawyers walk out of Sudan ex-president trial in protest

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lawyers walk out of Sudan ex-president trial in protest

Dozens of lawyers for Sudan's ousted president Omar Al-Bashir walked out of his trial in protest at alleged bias from the prosecutor general.

Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to October 6

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial of Sudan's Bashir adjourned to October 6

The trial of Omar al-Bashir was adjourned on Tuesday to October 6.

Toppled Mali president flies to UAE for medical treatment

The New Arab Staff

Toppled Mali president flies to UAE for medical treatment

Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Amr Salahi

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial of Sudan's ousted Bashir delayed

The trial of Bashir over the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago, opened with a brief hearing in July.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mauritanian president orders reshuffle after first year

The reshuffle comes a day after prosecutors received a key report on the dealings of former head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The New Arab Staff

Gantz says attacks on anti-Netanyahu protesters risk civil war

Israel has been rocked by protests against Netanyahu.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister promised fresh ...

S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

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S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

Prominent South Sudanese dissident Peter Biar Ajak thanked President Donald Trump for giving him refuge after fleeing 'a death squad sent by ... ...

Turkey's Erdogan lays wreath on anniversary of failed <em>coup</em>

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Turkey's Erdogan lays wreath on anniversary of failed coup

Turkey marks the fourth anniversary of a failed coup attempt in the country.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the ...

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