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In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

Biden urged to renounce sole control of nuclear weapons

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Biden urged to renounce sole control of nuclear weapons

A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation's nuclear arsenal to the president.

Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

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Algerian ex-PM admits selling gold bars on black market

Former Algerian premier Ahmed Ouyahia received gold bars from Gulf donors then sold them on the black market, the official APS news agency ...

Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

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Former Algeria premiers back on trial for corruption

The new proceedings in the capital Algiers come after the supreme court in November accepted a defence appeal.

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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

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Ankara seeks normalisation with EU in 2021: Turkish official

Ankara wants to mend its strained relations with the European Union this year, Deputy Foreign Minister Kaymakci said.

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Saudi activist's suspended sentence paves way for early release

A partially suspended sentence will allow Loujain al-Hathloul's release within months, relatives said.

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

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Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in ...

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Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after shock escape

A year after Japan learned with horror that Carlos Ghosn had jumped bail to become the world's most famous fugitive, the fiasco and its ...

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

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Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in the future.

Jessica Buxbaum

How Israel's nation-state law perpetuates racial segregation

In-depth: An Israeli court has rejected local petitions to establish an Arabic-language school in Karmiel or fund transport for Palestinian ...

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Kuwait emir urges parliament to cast aside 'fabricated conflicts'

Sheikh Nawaf warned parliament there is 'no room' to waste efforts in tackling Kuwait's dire financial crisis.

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Kuwait forms cabinet with new oil, finance ministers

Kuwait's new government, whose formation was due after parliamentary elections earlier this month, has 10 new faces.

Moroccan Islamist movements condemn normalisation of ties with Israel

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Moroccan Islamist movements condemn normalisation of ties with Israel

Moroccan Islamist groups, including the ruling PJD party’s educational and charitable arm, have condemned a recent deal under which Morocco will ...

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Jailed Saudi activist in terrorism court on 'spurious' charges

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Jailed Saudi activist in terrorism court on 'spurious' charges

Loujain al-Hathloul's court case, which is being heavily criticised by the international community, has begun.

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, ...

Saudi Arabia begins trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul

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Saudi Arabia begins trial of activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Jailed Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul faces the prospect of a lengthy prison sentence on what UN experts called 'spurious' charges.

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