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A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

The Socialist Social Front, an opposition group in Algeria, says it will boycott the legislative elections on June 12.

Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan 'eligible for debt relief' after US deal

Sudan received more than $1 billion from the United States, prompting the World Bank and IMF to confirm it is now eligible for debt relief.

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 ...

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls Trump a 'racist tyrant'

The New Arab Staff

US congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls Trump a 'racist tyrant'

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar says the right vilified her Muslim and refugee identity.

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 state of the economy.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Allies turn rivals on Socotra island

This week we focus on the capture of Socotra by UAE-backed southern separatists.

The New Arab Staff

Trump claims Ilhan Omar wants to corrupt 'our country'

US President Donald Trump has made yet more racist attacks against Somali-American Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

The New Arab

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

The New Arab & agencies

Sanders cements Democrat front-runner status after Nevada caucuses victory

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders came out on top in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, building on his victory in New Hampshire earlier this month.

Algeria buries powerful military chief, Gaid Salah

Malia Bouattia

Algeria buries powerful military chief, Gaid Salah

Comment: Military chief Gaid Salah built a career on undermining the democratic will of the people, writes Malia Bouattia.

Algeria: An unpopular election

Zaouia Meriem-Benziane

Algeria: An unpopular election

Comment: The outcome of Thursday's election will be devoid of legitimacy, as long as Hirak leaders and journalists remain in prison, and ...

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

Aidan Chivers

Tunisia's next president: Who are the candidates?

In a significant election for Tunisia's young democracy, the wide range of options available to Tunisians could lead the country in profoundly ...

Sudan's transition to democracy: Will it be smooth?

Munzoul Assal

Sudan's transition to democracy: Will it be smooth?

The success of new PM Abdalla Hamdok's cabinet is contingent on a number of requirements, chief among them, the collaboration between the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria arrests prominent war veteran

Lakhdar Bouregaa, 86, was arrested at his home in the upscale Hydra neighbourhood overlooking Algiers on Saturday and taken to a intelligence services base, grandson Imad Bouregaa said.

Malia Bouattia

Death of an activist: A shame on Algeria's state

Comment: The Algerian people will not be weakened by the divide and rule tactics of its regime, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

China 'wants to phase out Islam, Christianity with Confucianism'

China has launched the harshest crackdown in decades on religious practices, especially those viewed as foreign such as Christianity and Islam, ...

Thomas Essel

Beef over Bibles: What's blocking Brazil's Jerusalem embassy move?

Comment: Agricultural exports to the Middle East are big business in Brazil, and Bolsonaro won't risk a policy that could easily backfire, ...

Who's who in Syria?

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Dan Arel

The rise of mainstream fascism in America

Comment: White nationalists and neo-Nazis are on the rise in the United States and are becoming more brazen in their tactics, writes Dan Arel.

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Sam Hamad

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, ...

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading 'revolution' six-years on

Jo Schietti

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading 'revolution' six-years on

Arguably living conditions and restrictions on civil liberties are even harsher in Egypt today than they were before Hosni Mubarak's ouster, ...

#Trending: Algerian Imazighen celebrate Amazigh new year

The New Arab

#Trending: Algerian Imazighen celebrate Amazigh new year

Many in Algeria and elsewhere across North Africa took to social media to celebrate the beginning of the year 2967 in the Amazigh ...

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