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Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna Liloia.

Comment: Not content will an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning and scholarship under his control, writes Sam Hamad.

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for the Never ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

The New Arab Staff

Algeria appoints war veteran to research France's colonial history

Algeria's President Abdelmajdid Tebboune has appointed a veteran historian to look into France's colonial history in the country, in an effort ...

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Sara Bakhtiar

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

The New Arab Staff

Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

A military spokesman for Gaza's rulers Hamas admitted that a junior naval officer spied for rival Israel before fleeing.

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Sumaiyya Naseem

Passage to the Plaza by Sahar Khalifeh

Book Club: Sahar Khalifeh's novel is a groundbreaking exploration of freedom, identity and nationhood, told through the experiences of ...

Belgium to try Iranian diplomat in bomb case

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Belgium to try Iranian diplomat in bomb case

Prosecutors allege the diplomat and three others planned to bomb a meeting for an exiled Iranian opposition movement.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran commander claims US Navy warship fire 'insider arson'

At least 61 people, including 38 sailors and 23 civilians, have been released from hospital after being treated for heat exhaustion, smoke inhalation and minor injuries.

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

Elias Jahshan

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

Meet Afghanistan's female deputy chief of police

The New Arab Staff

Meet Afghanistan's female deputy chief of police

The New Arab's Arabic-language site meets Zala Zazai, a deputy chief defying cultural norms in Afghanistan’s remote Khost province.

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

The New Arab Staff

Iran's foreign minister called a ‘liar’ in parliament

Zarif was heckled during a parliamentary session in Iran over negotiations with the US on sanctions.

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

A Sudanese government delegation travelled to Central Darfur province to meet with hundreds of refugee protesters camped out for days to demand ...

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