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Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former prime minister now resident in the US.

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the continued colonisation of Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

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Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

Trump has doubled down on Twitter after the the platform labelled two of his tweets with fact-check notices, but critics say the executive ...

Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

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Karim Tabbou not allowed to call family in prison

Karim Tabbou has reportedly been repeatedly prevented from phoning his family, and his lawyers are calling it a violation.

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

Saudi dissident Abdullah Al-Hamid died on April 24 after being denied medical attention by prison authorities.

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

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Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

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Yemeni activist subjected to Saudi trolling after Facebook appointment

Outspoken Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, has been subjected to a smear campaign by Saudi media after she ...

Egyptian director jailed over video critical of Sisi dies

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Egyptian director jailed over video critical of Sisi dies

24-year-old Shady Habash died inside the Tora prison, where numerous activists and political detainees are similarly held without trial.

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

Gasia Ohanes

Armenians across the Middle East commemorate 105th genocide anniversary

A vigil on wheels in Lebanon and commemorative blood donations in an iconic church in Syria. Armenians in the coronavirus-hit Middle East mark ...

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Abdullah al-Hamid, Saudi human rights pioneer, dies in custody

A famous human rights defender, who was serving 11 years in a Saudi prison for his advocacy, has died.

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Egyptian authorities abduct former child prisoner activist

Marwa had abandoned her past as a political activist a 'long time ago', according to her husband, but she has still been detained by the ...

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, ...

Alainna Liloia

How an imprisoned Saudi princess personified MbS' greatest fears

Comment: Under Mohammed bin Salman's rule, it is unimportant whether those detained have committed a crime, questioning his vision is enough to ...

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

Emily Lewis

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

LGBT+ people in Lebanon, whose mere existence is already criminalised, often depend on community centres, tight social networks and dedicated ...

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Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia are posting sexual harassment testimonies on Twitter under pseudonyms in 'brave move,' HRW says

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Khaled A. Beydoun

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Comment: While the country fell short of propelling him to the presidency, Muslim Americans elected Bernie Sanders as president, and one of ...

Baytna Baytak: Heart-warming initiative houses Lebanon's medics for free

Sarah Khalil

Baytna Baytak: Heart-warming initiative houses Lebanon's medics for free

The Baytna Baytak, "Our house is your house", is a project helping dozens of Lebanese medics find free accommodation to allow them to ...

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of ...

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