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Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a continued authoritarian crackdown on activists in Egypt

According to her husband, Nasrin Sotoudeh's health deteriorated badly behind bars.

Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

The New Arab Staff

Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

Khashoggi fiancee urges world leaders to snub G20 summit

The New Arab Staff

Khashoggi fiancee urges world leaders to snub G20 summit

Speaking at this year's Logan symposium, Hatice Cengiz urged journalists to continue to ask questions over Khashoggi's murder until the truth is ...

Main points of Nagorno-Karabakh 'peace deal'

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Main points of Nagorno-Karabakh 'peace deal'

The two sides will maintain positions in the territories they currently hold, a gain for Azerbaijan after it reclaimed some over 15 percent of ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

What will happen to US 'maximum pressure' on Iran?

Analysis: Trump and Biden paint two very different pictures of a future relationship with Iran, but either way, the 'maximum pressure' strategy ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations of breaking new truce

The ex-Soviet neighbours agreed to a new truce from midnight on Sunday, as international mediators push for a stop to three weeks of heavy ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia, Azerbaijan clash over Karabakh as Russia urges halt

Russia urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to immediately start observing a ceasefire agreed over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as intense ...

Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

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Armenian FM in Moscow for talks on ceasefire

Russia's FM said said countries 'cannot dally' in finding mechanisms to verify the ceasefire and help end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh ...

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Turkey tells Russia to press Armenia for Karabakh pullout

Hulusi Akar told his Russian counterpart of 'the necessity for Armenia to put an end to its attacks and to withdraw from the territories it ...

Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American ...

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's Khashoggi verdict makes a mockery of justice

Comment: A verdict commuting the sentences of those involved in Khashoggi's murder exposes Saudi Arabia's disinterest in justice and must push ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranian lawyer putting 'life on line' in hunger strike

International concern is growing for the health of prize-winning Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is over three weeks into a hunger strike.

The New Arab Staff

Trump praises Erdogan in meeting with former Turkey prisoner

The US president appeared to make an ill-timed compliment about his Turkish counterpart during a meeting with Americans jailed abroad.

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Danya Hajjaji

Three Saudi men arrested over tweets mourning late dissident

Three men were arrested in Saudi Arabia after posting tweets mourning activist Abdullah Al-Hamid, who died in detention in April.

Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

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Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

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