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Amnesty has criticised the 'absurd' charges levelled against 10 Egyptian TikTok influencers, condemning the draconian policing of women's bodies and their right to earn an independent living.

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Beirut: The feeling of being buried alive

Carmen Geha

Beirut: The feeling of being buried alive

Comment: Even before this disaster Lebanon's greedy and corrupt elite had made life unlivable, now they are burying us alive, writes Carmen Geha.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports highest virus cases for nearly a month

The Islamic republic has been battling the Middle East's deadliest outbreak of Covid-19 since late February.

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Gaia Caramazza

Jordanians demand justice for slain domestic violence victim Ahlam

'We want a feminist revolution,' demanded women demonstrators en masse, as hashtags #stopkillingwomenjordan and #Ahlam_Was_Betrayed flooded ...

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist ...

Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The New Arab Staff

Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in <em>MENA</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in MENA

Around 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of anti-gay hate speech targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Middle East and ...

World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

The New Arab Staff

World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

A BBC war reporter is warning that there could be serious ramifications for Yemen and Afghanistan in the fight against Covid-19.

Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The New Arab Staff

Algeria's constitutional reform process 'undermined by crackdown'

The rights group says Tebboune's crackdown on anti-government activists is preventing true constitutional reform.

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

The WTO has ruled that Saudi Arabia had promoted piracy channel beoutQ.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tobruk urges Egypt to send troops if Sirte attacked

The Tobruk-based parliament linked to rogue general Khalifa Haftar has called for Egyptian support against the forces of the UN-backed ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

The New Arab Staff

Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

An Ethiopian domestic worker was found dead in her employer's home in Lebanon.

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

There are fears of an escalation in fighting in Idlib province, potentially leading to a new humanitarian crisis.

Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in <em>MENA</em>: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA: UN

Although the novel coronavirus rarely affects children, the pandemic's effects could cause the additional deaths of 51,000 children.

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