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At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Turkish imports to the Maghreb region have risen sharply, especially "Made in Turkey" textiles.

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Since the start of Lebanon's massive country-wide protests, youngsters have been constantly on the front lines of the protests calling for ...

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Emile Nakhleh

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold ...

The New Arab & agencies

Media mogul, law professor face off in Tunisia election

In an unusual election, Tunisians will choose between two candidates who have never held political office to be the North African country's next ...

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

Alessandra Bajec

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

Women will likely play a big role in determining Tunisia's future in the coming elections, especially if the vote goes to a second round.

Israel’s Tlaib-Omar ban is an affront to all Americans

Josh Ruebner

Israel’s Tlaib-Omar ban is an affront to all Americans

Comment: Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are not the first US citizens to fall victim to Israel’s racist entry policy targeting supporters of ...

Khartoum's Rabaa: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre Khartoum's Rabaa: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre

The New Arab

Khartoum's Rabaa: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre

As bodies of massacred protesters continue to be pulled from the Nile, Sudan's Islamists lead strongly worded condemnation of military violence ...

Inside the sit-in that brought down Sudan's dictator Bashir

Mel Plant

Inside the sit-in that brought down Sudan's dictator Bashir

For six days, masses of Sudanese protesters have rallied day and night for an end to the regime that has governed them for three decades. They ...

The New Arab

#25Jan: Ten big names during the 2011 Revolution

From dictators to activists, here are ten key figures who played a part in the 2011 revolution, when Egypt shook the world.

The New Arab

Sisi says Arab Spring 'opened the gates of hell'

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has claimed that a coup led by him saved Egypt from becoming ravaged by war following the Arab Spring.

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

The New Arab & agencies

UN slams Egypt's 'chronic' detention of activists and bloggers

The UN said it was "extremely concerned" by the renewed wave of interrogations and detentions of activists since President Sisi's re-election.

Will 2018 bring a third intifada in Gaza?

Fadi O. Al-Naji

Will 2018 bring a third intifada in Gaza?

Comment: The Great Return March could be the first sign of a third intifada breaking out in Gaza as the blockaded Strip becomes ever-more ...

Emile Nakhleh

Inauspicious anniversaries and lessons unlearned

Comment: Since, 9/11, the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, Washington has failed to reset its relations with the Middle East, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that ...

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

The New Arab

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

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