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Algerian journalist and whistle-blower Noureddine Tounsi was sentenced to a year in prison after being detained since September.

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country tries to chart its new course.

African Union lifts post-coup suspension of Mali

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

African Union lifts post-coup suspension of Mali

The decision comes three days after ECOWAS announced it was ending its tough post-coup sanctions.

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

If it were to wade into the battlefield, Cairo hopes the alliances would allow it to counter Turkey's presence in Libya, while reducing dependence on Haftar.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ...

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and ...

Yousif Nur

Tamikrest: Desert blues in the longing for Tuareg freedom

The New Arab Meets: Saharan desert blues band Tamikrest, whose fifth album Tamotaït offers songs of freedom and resistance from the painful ...

A quiet conflict is raging in Libya's desertic south

Austin Bodetti

A quiet conflict is raging in Libya's desertic south

In-depth: In Libya's south, the Tuareg, a Berber ethnic group, are using the conflict to build their sphere of influence, counteracting ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Resolving Libya's civil war

Comment: A resolution to Libya's complex civil war rides largely on the actions of its foreign players, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

EU training mission in Mali comes under militant attack

The New Arab & agencies

EU training mission in Mali comes under militant attack

The European Union training mission in Mali has said that one of its centres has come under attack, with some injuries reported.

Minority group threatened by rogue general's south Libya offensive

The New Arab & agencies

Minority group threatened by rogue general's south Libya offensive

Libya's Tubu ethnic minority is under threat as rogue general Khalifa Haftar sweeps into southern Libya.

Two UN peacekeepers killed near Timbuktu in 'al-Qaeda-style attack'

The New Arab & agencies

Two UN peacekeepers killed near Timbuktu in 'al-Qaeda-style attack'

Two UN peacekeepers were killed and at least a dozen others injured after an attack outside Mali's capital of Timbuktu.

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds protest Mali election results marred by fraud claims

Observer missions sent by the European Union and the African Union (AU), however, have said the election was not badly impaired.

Alessandra Bocchi

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already highly fractured country, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

The New Arab & agencies

Four Mali soldiers killed by landmine

Mali's unrest stems from a 2012 ethnic Tuareg separatist uprising which was exploited by jihadists in order to take over key cities in ...

The New Arab & agencies

15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali: army

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said on Saturday, adding that one soldier died ...

The New Arab & agencies

Three killed as tribal violence flares in south Libya

Post-revolution chaos shows no sign of relenting as Libya's southern desert is continues to be gripped by tribal violence.

Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

The New Arab

Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

An Algerian member of parliament has come under fire after she attacked the language of the country's Berber minority in comments that have been ...

The New Arab

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a ...

UN comes under twin attack by militants in Mali

The New Arab & agencies

UN comes under twin attack by militants in Mali

Two UN bases have been attacked in Mali, with a peacekeeper and Malian security guard killed, a militants continue their campaign against the ...

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

The New Arab & agencies

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

War crimes judges will on Thursday hand down a landmark ruling on reparations for the razing of Timbuktu's fabled shrines, but the victims' fund ...

Video shows six foreign al-Qaeda hostages alive in Mali

The New Arab & agencies

Video shows six foreign al-Qaeda hostages alive in Mali

Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott ...

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