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The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the Arab Spring to run aground.

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and why Egypt needs a feminist revolution.

Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi government, which is now considered even more oppressive.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

Sofia Nitti

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

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Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

Pro-Iranian supporters, many dressed in black, massed in Baghdad's central Tahrir Square to also condemn Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi as a "coward" and an "agent of the Americans".

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Iraqi activist shot dead by masked gunmen in Baghdad

Salah al-Iraqi was well-known for his role in the rallies that erupted in Baghdad and the Shia-majority south last year, slamming the government ...

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Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public ...

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EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader Mubarak

The measures, which saw the freezing of funds owned by the late Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his family, were scrapped by the European ...

Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

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Iraqis renew protests in solidarity after violence

Protests erupted in several Iraqi cities one week after deadly clashes took place between anti-government protesters and supporters of a ...

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

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Three dead as rival protesters clash in southern Iraq

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

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Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

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Iraq's pro-Iran factions see smoother sailing with Biden

Pro-Tehran factions in Iraq have signalled a positive response to the US election results.

Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

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Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

Kurd-on-Kurd violence intensifies between the PKK and the KRG, while Iraq's October Revolution is being revived and continued.

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Flash protests turn to clashes in Iraq

Anti-government protests descended into clashes in several Iraqi cities on Sunday, including the southern port city of Basra and the capital Baghdad.

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Iraq reopens Tahrir Square, epicentre of revolt in Baghdad

Iraqi authorities reopened Baghdad's Tahrir Square and Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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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.

Iraqis prepare anniversary rally of anti-government protests

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Iraqis prepare anniversary rally of anti-government protests

Activists are planning fresh demonstrations for Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests.

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

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Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

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Thousands of Iraqis march on anniversary of their 'revolution'

The protests, which were sparked in October last year, will be revived, demonstrators said, if no reform is carried out by the current ...

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