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In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face of increasing oppression.

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - sometimes with years behind bars.

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

Horriya Marzouk

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

In-depth: Further from the aspirations of the 2011 revolution than ever before, will the demand for 'bread, freedom and social justice' ever be ...

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and ...

The New Arab Staff

Human rights whistle-blower claims UN will 'fire' her

Lawyer Emily Reilly is claiming that the United Nations intends to 'fire' her after she spoke out about Uighur dissident names allegedly being given to the Chinese government.

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the ...

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

Comment: Reflecting on a decade of Arab uprisings, Rami Khouri takes stock of a protest movement on hold, as Arab states and citizens enter ...

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also ...

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE could secure US F-35 deal by December

Israelis have opposed the UAE's planned purchase of cutting-edge fighter jets from the US.

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Emile Nakhleh

Bahrain Israel normalisation deal: All risk for little gain

Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs ...

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain to recognise Israel in latest normalisation pact

Bahrain will be the fourth Arab state to normalise relations with Israel following Egypt (1979), Jordan (1994) and the UAE (2020).

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey passes controversial social media bill to regulate content

Activists say the bill could silence dissident voices on social media.

The New Arab Staff

China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

Detainees are forced to pick from a list of crimes including praying, wearing a headscarf, and traveling abroad, a new report has said.

Sam Hamad

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Comment: Don't be fooled, it's not humanitarian help UAE is offering Assad, its normalisation of his tyrannical regime, writes Sam Hamad

Rami G. Khouri

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes ...

Biden gets boost as Klobuchar exits democratic race

The New Arab & agencies

Biden gets boost as Klobuchar exits democratic race

Joe Biden's presidential hopes received a major campaign boost Monday as fellow centrist Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the Democratic race and ...

Rami G. Khouri

In 2020, citizens and states will continue epic battle

Comment: In 2019, the contours of an epic struggle became clear, without hinting at who will prevail in the next decade, writes Rami Khouri.

Counterterrorism for hire in UAE

James Snell

Counterterrorism for hire in UAE

Comment: Across the world, we're seeing the marriage of technology and autocracy, writes James Snell.

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

James Snell

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and ...

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Despite the best efforts by the Syrian regime to reach out to foreign powers and personalities, its attempts appear to have fallen flat again.

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