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Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

A well-known creator of a meme page called Walid Kechida is the latest victim of Algeria's crackdown on free speech after he was arrested for criticising the president.

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to see you imprisoned, writes Alainna Liloia.

Don't forget about the Gulf's migrant workers

Alainna Liloia

Don't forget about the Gulf's migrant workers

Comment: For migrant workers in the Gulf, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their already vulnerable position, writes Alainna Liloia.

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Alainna Liloia

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.

Alainna Liloia

Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

Comment: As long as men preside over decisions on gender reform, women's rights in Saudi Arabia will never go beyond a PR move, writes Alainna Liloia.

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Jailed brother of Algeria's ex-president launches appeal

Said Bouteflika, the brother of the former president, had long served as a key presidential aide and was seen as the real power behind the ...

The New Arab

French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

The French foreign minister is the latest to visit Algeria's new president Abdelmadjid Tebboune in an effort to strengthen ties with the former ...

Narjas Zatat

How Libya forced Algeria out of diplomatic hibernation

Analysis: With the Libyan crisis knocking on Algeria's door, new president Tebboune has launched unprecedented diplomatic efforts. But questions ...

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

The New Arab

Algeria names new prime minister amid ongoing protests

Algeria named its new prime minister on Saturday, despite weeks of protests against its newly-elected president.

Turkey's military involvement in Libya

Ali Bakeer

Turkey's military involvement in Libya

Turkey is running a dual policy based on negotiating with Russia's Putin to convince him to drop support for Haftar and the possibility of ...

Algeria’s new president begins duties on Thursday amid protests

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria’s new president begins duties on Thursday amid protests

Algeria's new president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune is set to begin his duties on Thursday as protests continue to rage across the country.

Could Turkey-Libya maritime pact lead to an energy showdown?

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Turkey-Libya maritime pact lead to an energy showdown?

Comment: Regional agendas swirl in the wings of a Turkey-Libya maritime agreement, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia airs first 'great debate' ahead of presidential poll

Days before the first round of Tunisia's presidential election, the fledgling democracy began three nights of televised debates between the ...

Austin Bodetti

IS attacks undermine Tunisia's fragile Arab Spring gains

If Tunisia hopes to secure its promising future, Tunisian authorities will have to prevent Islamic State group militants from establishing a permanent headquarters in the country's remote, turbulent hinterland.

Austin Bodetti

A quiet conflict is raging in Libya's desertic south

In-depth: In Libya's south, the Tuareg, a Berber ethnic group, are using the conflict to build their sphere of influence, counteracting decades ...

Ahmed Mitiche

Algeria's protest movement challenges the zombies of colonialism

Comment: The Algerian state has built on the country's colonial legacy to distract from the goals of the Hirak movement, writes Ahmed Mitiche.

Austin Bodetti

As America's power fades, Arab countries join China's sphere

Analysis: Close US allies UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt are at the top of the list of Arab states that are taking advantage of Chinese interest ...

At Mecca meetings, Riyadh will only get 'verbal solidarity'

Imad K. Harb

At Mecca meetings, Riyadh will only get 'verbal solidarity'

Analysis: Given GCC disunity and lack of readiness among Arab League states, it is doubtful that the emergency meetings will satisfy Saudi ...

Uri Levy

Flamenco in Qatar: This week in Middle East football

Qatar has announced that Felix Sanchez will extend his contract until the 2022 World Cup in the country.

Thousands of Algerians protest to push power elite out

The New Arab

Thousands of Algerians protest to push power elite out

Algerians poured onto the streets to push for sweeping changes in the wake of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika's departure, after the army ...

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Spain in Saudi: This week in Middle East football

Troubles are afoot in one of Saudi Arabia's establishment clubs, Al-Hilal, while Spain's Super Cup could be heading to the kingdom.

Footballers join Sudan's anti-Bashir protests

Uri Levy

Footballers join Sudan's anti-Bashir protests

Sudanese football players are supporting the tens of thousands of protesters confronting the regime's security forces.

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