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The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four Egyptian inmates in three days.

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Narjas Zatat

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Drake delved into London's music scene once more with a new freestyle track that saw his Arab fans quickly take notice.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

The New Arab

Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

Algeria and Morocco appear to be using the coronavirus pandemic to quietly silence dissent and arrest journalists who are reporting on the pandemic.

Ariane Lavrilleux

Sudan: How revolutionaries took over neighbourhood committees

Six months after the Constitutional Declaration was signed and the three-year democratic transition started, former ‘popular committees’ ...

The New Arab

Jennifer Lopez sued for performing 'naked' in Egypt concert

Samir Sabri is notorious for targeting celebrities for allegedly insulting Egyptian values and the country's President Sisi. His latest target ...

The New Arab

Egypt MP 'has sex tapes leaked' after opposing Sisi

Opposition MP Khaled Youssef is suffering a sex scandal but he says is engineered by the Egyptian authorities.

Tunisia sacks energy minister amid anti-corruption drive

The New Arab

Tunisia sacks energy minister amid anti-corruption drive

Tunisia's prime minister has sacked the energy minister and the head of the national oil company, the official TAP news agency has reported.

The New Arab

Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

Bookworms have welcomed the move by Amazon to release over 12,000 Arabic titles on its Kindle devices.

Sisi's only competitor <em>Khaled</em> Ali withdraws from Egyptian elections

The New Arab

Sisi's only competitor Khaled Ali withdraws from Egyptian elections

Khaled Ali withdrew his candidacy in the Egyptian presidential elections day after the arrest of Sami Anan, who was classed as Sisi's ...

Egypt arrests ex-general Sami Anan for running against Sisi

The New Arab

Egypt arrests ex-general Sami Anan for running against Sisi

Sami Anan's campaign organisers said he was detained after the army summoned him for questioning over his presidential bid.

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Sarah Khalil

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. The New Arab brings you the top five ...

The New Arab

Egyptian TV host receives suspended sentence over privacy breach

A Cairo court sentenced on Wednesday TV host Ahmed Moussa to a six-month suspended prison term for illegally airing private phone calls on his TV show.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt parliament raises taxes ahead of IMF loan

A 14 percent value added tax will replace Egypt's current sales tax, as the government looks to tighten spending in return for a $14 billion IMF ...

The New Arab

Iraq military parade vaunts 'victories' but security fears continue

Video: Victory over the Islamic State Group in Fallujah celebrated in Baghdad a day after two deadly bombings in the Iraqi capital.

The New Arab

Hamas responds to Egyptian hostility with dissimulation

In-depth: Hamas is reacting to Egyptian accusations and hostility with remarkable deference and apologies to the regime, to the point of ...

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

The New Arab

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

Where do the explosives used by terrorist groups and insurgents that have killed many thousands in the Arab world come from? The New Arab ...

The New Arab

Egypt: Detained journalists to receive treatment after union sit-in

Egyptian journalists behind bars will finally receive medical treatment after a sit-in by fellow media workers at the press syndicate forced the ...

Qassam execution: crime, punishment and accountability in Gaza

Imogen Lambert

Qassam execution: crime, punishment and accountability in Gaza

The extrajudicial execution of a commander of Hamas' al-Qassam Brigades has sparked a backlash showing Gazans' ability to hold their leaders to ...

Comprehensive Israel-Hamas agreement 'expected', says Turkish official

Alex Wright

Comprehensive Israel-Hamas agreement 'expected', says Turkish official

Adviser to Turkey's Prime Minister, Yasin Aktay, has told a Gaza-based newspaper that he is expecting a "comprehensive agreement" between Hamas ...

Hamas 'on the brink' of truce with Israel

Imogen Lambert

Hamas 'on the brink' of truce with Israel

Analysis: A prominent Hamas leader has said that there will soon be an announcement regarding a truce with Israel, as Hamas reassures ...

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