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Fayez al-Sarraj is set to step down at the end of the month.

The family of a 21-year-old Tunisian man were shocked to hear of his involvement in the killing of three French church-goers on Thursday.

Algerians will never forget their revolutionary martyrs

Malia Bouattia

Algerians will never forget their revolutionary martyrs

Comment: This 1 November, Algerians remember their anti-colonial struggle as they stand defiant against a regime that is far from achieving the demands of today's protest movement, writes Malia Bouattia.

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

Iran cemetery paints over gravestone images of deceased women

The New Arab Staff

Iran cemetery paints over gravestone images of deceased women

A cemetery in northern Iran has provoked upset after covering the gravestone images of women with paint.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in October 2019.

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

After apparent pressure on Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, the UAE has sent aid to the African country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

Iraq protesters, police clash again

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis rally to revive year-old revolt against the system

Riot police clad in bulletproof vests, helmets and plastic shields were lined on Sunday near major bridges close to Baghdad's Green Zone.

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

Iranian woman arrested for 'cycling without hijab'

The New Arab Staff

Iranian woman arrested for 'cycling without hijab'

A short video shot with a mobile phone was circulated on Monday on social media networks showing a bare-headed woman cycling in front of a ...

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope ...

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to ...

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

Four bodies have been found off the coast of Tunisia, bringing the total number of victims of a migrant shipwreck to 21, with seven survivors.

Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

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