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The interview is widely seen as the HTS leader's latest attempt to rehabilitate his image among Western states.

Egypt held a "grandiose spectacle" to transfer mummified remains of 22 pharaohs to a new resting place on Saturday.

March of the mummies: Egypt readies for pharaohs' parade

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March of the mummies: Egypt readies for pharaohs' parade

Cairo is to host a parade of mummified ancient kings and queens, as they travel to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three held in Italy over Syria kidnapping

Italian authorities arrested three men for masterminding the kidnapping of two Italians who were held captive in Syria for three years.

Syrian Islamist militant group 'stones three women to death'

The New Arab Staff

Syrian Islamist militant group 'stones three women to death'

Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) have stoned to death three women and one man in Idlib after accusing them of adultery and attempted murder.

The New Arab Staff

Syria opposition groups reject opening crossings with regime

Turkish backed groups have rejected a Russia proposal to open crossing points between Aleppo and Idlib.

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Sadek Hamid

The Islamic State in Britain

Book Club: Michael Kenney's The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network uses a social science approach to ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

HTS detains scores of more extreme jihadists in Syria

The New Arab Staff

HTS detains scores of more extreme jihadists in Syria

HTS have arrested three leaders of the more extremist jihadist group Hurras al-Din in north-western Syria, amid a continuing campaign of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

Tens of thousands of civilians were detained, some subjected to torture and sexual offence, according to the report of the UN commission on Syria

Egypt detainees languish in jail

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - ...

Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

Syria hardliners release American held in Idlib: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria hardliners release American held in Idlib: monitor

Bilal Abdul Kareem has been released by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham after being held for six months.

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

The New Arab Staff

US warns HTS leader Jolani he's still 'most wanted'

Jolani has embarked on a series of image changes during her period as HTS leader.

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

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 ...

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 ...

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cards from across Iraq bring Christmas cheer to Christians

Iraqi Christians woke up to Christmas cards from their Muslim neighbours in a heartfelt exchange of love and solidarity.

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